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. […]

Lavery secures warning signage for dangerous bend

Alliance Lurgan representative Peter Lavery has said the possibility for road accidents at a dangerous corner will be reduced after he successfully lobbied for warning posts to be installed. Raising the concerns of a local constituent with Transport NI over a bend with a steep drop-off on Derrymore Road close to Loughview Estate, Peter said […]

Lavery to seek meeting with Education Authority over future of Lurgan campus

Alliance Lurgan representative Peter Lavery is to seek a meeting with the Education Authority after it announced a consultation into the future of the Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School. The move could see the school’s pupils transferred to the Portadown campus from September 2020. The plans were outlined in a meeting at the […]

Lavery condemns attack on Lurgan church

Alliance representative Peter Lavery has condemned an attack on a Church in Lurgan, which Police have confirmed they’re now treating as a hate crime. A brick was thrown through the front door of First Lurgan Presbyterian Church on High Street over the course of Tuesday or Wednesday. Peter said: “It is extremely disappointing to hear […]