Lavery says explosive device could have killed

Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery has said an explosive device left in the town could have killed. Councillor Lavery was speaking after the discovery of the device in the Silverwood Industrial Estate last night (Tuesday). The area was evacuated while the device was disarmed. Police have said they believe dissident republicans were responsible. “It is […]

Alliance frustration at lack of transparency at ABC Council

Alliance Councillor Peter Lavery has expressed his frustration that moves to increase transparency on the planning committee at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council were blocked by Unionist opposit Councillor Lavery said: “Alliance is committed to pushing an agenda of increasing openness and transparency at all levels of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council. At […]

Fleadh Cheoil could bring huge benefits to Armagh

At the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council meeting on 28 October, Alliance representatives voted in favour of a proposal that council should explore hosting the Fleadh Cheoil in Armagh City. Speaking after the vote Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery said: “There is a rich culture, arts and heritage scene within our borough with many people […]

Lavery appeals for information after car strikes police officer and member of public

Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery has appealed for information after a car struck a police officer and a member of the public in Portadown. Councillor Lavery was speaking after the incident on Drumcree Road. Shortly before 1pm, a silver-coloured Seat vehicle hit the police officer and the member of the public, who was there for […]

Alliance proposal to oppose Oil Extraction defeated

Alliance Councillor Peter Lavery has said he’s “extremely disappointed” after Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council failed to oppose the awarding of petroleum licenses, despite both the SDLP and Sinn Féin previously speaking against these licenses. If allowed to continue, the move could see oil exploration in the South Lough Neagh Basin – something Alliance is […]

Lavery says it vital people contribute to school consultation

Alliance Lurgan representative Peter Lavery has said it is vital local people participate in an ongoing consultation into the future of the Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School. Peter was speaking after meeting the Education Authority about the potential move, which would see the school’s pupils transferred to the Portadown campus from September 2020. […]