Lavery and Tennyson express disappointment after other parties reject fracking opposition proposal

Alliance representatives have expressed their disappointment, after members of the DUP, UUP and SDLP rejected a proposal for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to oppose fracking. The Alliance proposal, brought by Councillor Peter Lavery and seconded by Councillor Eóin Tennyson, would have seen the Council write to Environment Minster Edwin Poots to call […]

Lavery says UVF facades attempt to intimidate residents

Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery has said the erection of UVF facades on a building is simply an attempt to intimidate local residents. The signs, from the Mid-Ulster UVF and associated other paramilitaries, replaced facades of Edward Carson and the Somme among other historical events on the side of the Housing Executive property in Pollock […]

Lavery condemns those behind ammunition discovered in Lurgan

Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery has condemned those who left live ammunition near a children’s playground in the town. PSNI officers made the discovery in the Kilwilkie area yesterday (Sunday). A further search today (Monday) found nothing else. The package has been taken for further forensic analysis. “This was a troubling discovery, especially so close […]

Lavery says those behind alert and attacks do not represent majority of town

Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery has said those behind a security alert and attacks on the police do not represent the vast majority of the town. Several petrol bombs were thrown at PSNI officers during disturbances today (Sunday) in Levin Road, which followed a security alert caused by an elaborate hoax in the Tarry Drive […]

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 […]