Muir condemns those behind Holywood arson attack

Alliance Councillor Andrew Muir has condemned those behind an arson attack at a property in the Holywood area on Wednesday. A fire was reported at a property in the Oakley Avenue area close to midnight. Councillor Andrew Muir said: “It is deeply disappointing to hear of this incident taking place in our local area. “The […]

Dickson praises emergency services after weapons find

Alliance Justice spokesperson Stewart Dickson MLA has praised the emergency services following a major weapons find in West Belfast. The haul, which included two AK47s, two sawn-off shotguns, a rifle, three pipebombs and ammunition, was discovered after police attended the scene of a fire in a boiler house in Rodney Drive. Police believe the weapons […]

Lyttle hits out at those behind racist attack

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle has hit out at those behind a racist attack in his constituency which saw the home of a family of five was attacked.The family – a man, woman and three children – escaped injury after accelerant was poured through the letterbox of the property in Hyndford Street around 12:10am […]

Violence is never the answer, says Mulvenna

Alliance Councillor Gerardine Mulvenna has condemned those behind a serious incident in the Linn Road area of Larne last night. A barricade was set on fire across the street, with unconfirmed reports of masked men in the area – reports Gerardine has described as “disturbing”. She added: “I’ve been in touch with the PSNI today […]

Armstrong disgusted at Newtownards KKK pictures

Alliance Strangford MLA, Kellie Armstrong has branded as disgusting the group of people pictured dressed as the KKK in Newtownards. This past weekend a group of people dressed up as Klu Klux Klan members and posed for a photograph outside the local Islamic prayer house. The local Alliance MLA said: “Everyone knows exactly what the […]

Dickson condemns paramilitary-style assault on teenager

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has condemned a paramilitary-style assault on a teenager outside Ballymoney, and said there needs to be a continued challenge to those behind such incidents. The incident happened around 3.30am today (Sunday) at a property in Moneycannon Road. The 18-year-old was shot once in each arm and leg by intruders. He was […]

Dickson condemns Orange Hall attack

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has condemned an attack on an Orange Hall in Ballymena.The premises in the Duneaney Road area of Glarryford suffered minor damage to its front door after a petrol bomb was thrown at it. The device was discovered around 7.45pm yesterday (Monday). The police have confirmed they are treating the incident as […]

Blair condemns those behind attack on party’s office

Alliance MLA John Blair has condemned those behind an attack on Sinn Féin offices in West Belfast. The outside of the building at Connolly House was damaged by the arson, with paint also thrown at the front of the building. “Any attack on elected representatives or their offices is a direct attack on democracy and […]

Lyttle says Secretary of State should take other decisions after Policing Board move

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said if the Secretary of State re-establishes the Policing Board, she should take other decisions to help end the political impasse here. Mr Lyttle was speaking after media reports suggested Karen Bradley would bring forward legislation to the House of Commons to re-establish the Board, which currently doesn’t have any […]