O’Lynn: We must support local businesses not target them

Alliance Councillor Patricia O’Lynn has condemned those behind a burglary at a jewellery store in Ballymena on Saturday afternoon. Police have confirmed arrests have been made. Patricia said: “I welcome news that progress has been made in this case. It is absolutely unacceptable that anyone thinks they can act like this in broad daylight. “Our […]

Sectarianism has no place in Ballymena – O’Lynn

Alliance Ballymena Councillor Patricia O’Lynn has said there is no place for sectarianism in Ballymena after sectarian slogans were painted on 25 properties. Councillor O’Lynn said: “I would condemn without hesitation whoever painted these sectarian slogans in Ballymena. People have enough concerns right now and this sort of criminal activity will only cause further distress. […]

O’Lynn calls for DUP to suspend Councillor who made coronavirus claims

Alliance Ballymena Councillor Patricia O’Lynn has called for the DUP to suspend a Councillor who claimed the coronavirus pandemic is ‘the judgement of God’ following the the introduction of equal marriage and abortion reform here. Councillor John Carson stated in a social media post “You reap what you sow and our nation is now reaping […]

Ballymena attack not a true image of the town – O’Lynn

Alliance Councillor for Ballymena, Patricia O’Lynn, has condemned those behind an unprovoked attack on a man in Ballymena on Saturday night. Councillor O’Lynn said: “Whoever was behind this attack must be condemned without reservation. Police are treating this as a racist attack and investigating it as a hate crime. Ballymena is a welcoming town and […]

Community shock at Ballycastle swimmers death – O’Lynn

Alliance Westminster candidate Patricia O’Lynn has said the Ballycastle community is in shock following the death of a woman while swimming. Councillor O’Lynn said: “The entire community is in shock today following this tragedy on Ballycastle beach. I offer my deepest sympathy to the woman’s family and wish the other lady a speedy recovery. “I […]

O’Lynn calls for community spirit to combat crime

Alliance Westminster candidate Patricia O’Lynn has asked the community to look out for neighbours after a burglary in Broughshane. Councillor O’Lynn said: “Whoever was responsible for the burglary in Broughshane needs to be caught and put before the courts. It is totally unacceptable that this lady was left distressed after masked men entered her home […]

O’Lynn questions urgency of others to change how some Council events are funded

Alliance Ballymena Councillor Patricia O’Lynn has questioned the apparent urgency of some representatives on Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to change how some special events are funded. In November, Councillors approved funding for an Ulster-Scots event, yet on Monday night’s Council meeting, the TUV, backed by the DUP, sought to make a change when […]