City Hall to light up purple to support We The 15 campaign

East Belfast Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has welcomed the launch of the ‘We The 15’ campaign which has launched ahead of the Paralympic Games. The campaign – led by the International Paralympic Committee and International Disability Alliance – aims to be the ‘biggest human rights movement’ in history, transforming the lives of the 1.2 billion […]

Council backs schools sign language motion from McMullan

Belfast City Council has given its support for an Alliance motion calling for sign languages to be added to the school curriculum in Northern Ireland. East Belfast Councillor Ross McMullan, who brought the motion, said the Council’s unanimous support was an “important show of solidarity and support” to the local deaf community. “An accessible and […]

Alliance representatives meet with Minister to discuss park and ride and greenway plans

Alliance representatives have met with the Infrastructure Minister to discuss recently announced plans regarding the proposed Tillysburn Park and Ride and the Sydenham Greenway. The meeting, which was attended by party representatives from East Belfast and North Down, including Chris Lyttle MLA, Andrew Muir MLA and Councillors Gillian Greer, Martin McRandal, Ross McMullan and Sian […]

Minister must act on Disability Strategy, says McMullan

Belfast City Council has backed an Alliance motion to call on the Minister for Communities for Northern Ireland to bring forward the Disability Strategy to improve enforcement of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 25 years on since it came into law. Speaking after his motion passed at Belfast City Council to note the 25th anniversary […]

Council backs Alliance plans to revolutionise outdoor spaces

Alliance Councillors are aiming to make it easier to enjoy open, public spaces as the current Covid-19 restrictions continue, suggesting ‘Parklets’ as the way forward for meet ups outdoors. East Belfast Councillors Ross McMullan and Peter McReynolds brought a motion suggesting a greater use of Parklets to City Growth and Regeneration committee last night, where […]

McMullan: Belfast City Hall marks national day of mourning following Beirut tragedy

Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has confirmed Belfast City Hall will be lit in the colours of the Lebanese flag tonight, after he made the request following yesterday’s devastating explosions in Beirut. Ross – who lived in Lebanon for a time almost ten years ago – secured the move after the tragedy which saw at least […]

McMullan glad costs associated with high hedges complaints dropped in Belfast

Belfast City Council residents now won’t have to overpay when it comes to making a high hedges complaint, after Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan ensured the cost was brought into line with elsewhere in Northern Ireland. Previously bringing a motion to Council, Ross said it was “absolutely appalling” Belfast residents faced payments around £350 to make […]

McMullan: Recovery plan must let Belfast lead on inclusion

Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has said Belfast City Council’s Covid-19 response and long-term recovery plan must deliver on the Council’s commitments to be inclusive of disabled people and older people calling on the Local Government authority to commit to being a globally leading city on inclusion and accessibility. The East Belfast Councillor was speaking as […]

Those with mobility issues need to be involved in decision-making over pavement cafes, says McMullan

Those with mobility issues need to be involved with any plans to introduce further pavement cafes in Belfast, Alliance Councillor Ross McMullan has said. Ormiston Councillor Mr McMullan said while the Infrastructure Minister’s recent call for Councils to have a ‘flexible and pragmatic approach’ to the use of on-street seating for cafes and bars was […]