COVID recovery an opportunity to rebalance regional inequalities, says Ferguson

Recovery from the COVID pandemic will be an opportunity to rebalance previous regional inequality towards the north-west, Alliance Foyle representative Rachael Ferguson, has said. Councillor Ferguson, recently selected by local party members as Alliance’s representative for the constituency, said the legacy of decades of under-investment in the Foyle could be changed as we emerge from […]

Ferguson says city deal business case approval massive step forward

Alliance Derry-Londonderry Councillor Rachael Ferguson has said the approval of the business case for the area’s city deal is a massive step forward for the local area. The Secretary of State is due to approve the multi-million pound Derry City and Strabane deal, with the heads of terms being signed for the £250 million to […]

Alliance representatives condemn those who appear to have broken COVID guidelines at funeral

Alliance representatives have condemned those who appear to have broken COVID guidelines at a republican funeral in Derry-Londonderry. John Blair MLA and Councillor Rachael Ferguson were speaking after the funeral of Eamon McCourt on Monday (January 25). Under current guidelines, only 25 people are allowed at funerals here. However, pictures from social media appear to […]

We must keep pushing for funding for Transport Hub, says Ferguson

Alliance Councillor Rachael Ferguson has said she hoped funding would soon be available to advance the planned Transport Hub project in the North West. The local Councillor was speaking after her colleague Andrew Muir MLA raised the issue with the Infrastructure Minister directly. Rachael said: “I’m delighted to hear plans are still in place for […]

Greenway announcement another major step towards achieving local benefits, says Ferguson

Announcement of half the funding for a local greenway is another major step towards achieving huge benefits for the community here, Alliance Councillor Rachael Ferguson has said. Councillor Ferguson was speaking after a multi-million-pound funding package was announced to develop a number of greenway projects across Northern Ireland. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon unveiled the £2.8 […]

Alliance welcomes medical training school at Magee campus

Alliance representatives have welcomed the announcement a graduate entry medical school in Derry-Londonderry has been given the go-ahead. Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill made the announcement today, confirming the Magee campus will open from September 2021. Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA said the school would complement and enhance the existing provision at Queen’s University. […]

ONSIDE Project opens doors for disabled people – Ferguson

Alliance Councillor for Faughan, Rachel Ferguson, has said the ONSIDE project will help disabled people to open digital doors to ensure they are not socially isolated. Councillor Ferguson was seeking after attending the launch of the ONSIDE (Outreach, Navigation, Social Inclusion and digital Engagement) project at the Millennium Forum in Derry – Londonderry. Councillor Ferguson […]

Public inquiry needed into illegal waste dumping, say Alliance Councillors

Alliance Derry City and Strabane Councillors Philip McKinney and Rachael Ferguson have said a public inquiry is needed into the dumping of illegal waste on the Mobuoy site. Councillor McKinney and Councillor Ferguson were speaking after a visit from colleague Andrew Muir, Alliance’s Infrastructure spokesperson, to the local area on a range of issues. They […]

Ferguson condemns threatening graffiti

Alliance Foyle Westminster candidate Rachael Ferguson has condemned those behind threatening graffiti against prison officers which has appeared in Derry-Londonderry. The names of a number of prison officers were daubed on the wall of a community centre in Central Drive in the city alongside the threats. The graffiti is signed IRA. “This is a shocking […]