Mulholland says independent investigation needed to get answers for families affected by funeral events

An independent investigation into events during the Bobby Storey funeral at Roselawn Crematorium is needed to get answers for the families affected, Alliance Councillor Sian Mulholland has said. Councillor Mulholland was speaking after seconding a successful motion at a special meeting of Belfast City Council, calling for such an inquiry. It passed with 36 votes […]

Roselawn issues show need for full transparency over decision making at City Hall, says Mulholland

Councillor Sian Mulholland has said the Alliance Party has already raised a number of concerns about operational decisions made over the events reported from Roselawn last Tuesday. Sian – who sits on the Council’s Strategic Cemeteries and Crematorium Working Group – said the fallout also highlights the need to see all Council Committees reinstated immediately […]

Educating young people about relationships makes for better relationships – Mulholland

“Teaching young people about how to have safe and healthy relationships is not going to put the notion of having sex into their heads – it will however empower them to make educated, informed decisions” says Alliance Councillor Sian Mulholland. Councillor Mulholland was speaking at Belfast City Council during a debate on her motion endorsing […]

O’Neill: Department must consult on what a pedestrianised Belfast would look like

Alliance Councillor Sian O’Neill has called for a full consultation to be undertaken before the re-opening of the road network close to Primark gets the go ahead. With Belfast City Centre being effectively pedestrianised through the cordon in the wake of the Primark fire, the East Belfast Councillor said it was essential the right decision […]

Plans to tackle period poverty move to next step, says O’Neill

Alliance Councillor Sian O’Neill’s drive to see Belfast City Council end period poverty has moved a step closer, after she secured committee support to commission a report on the issue. Having raised the subject at November’s Council meeting, Sian said the decision of the Strategic, Policy and Resource committee to take the next step could […]

Free sanitary products should be provided by Council, says O’Neill

Free sanitary products should be provided throughout Belfast City Council premises, Alliance Councillor Sian O’Neill has said. Councillor O’Neill was speaking as she brought a motion to Council calling for the move. The motion called for support for the On the Ball campaign, which aims to combat ‘period poverty’ by providing free sanitary products in […]

O’Neill calls for all children to be included on funeral charge waiving scheme

Alliance East Belfast Councillor Sian O’Neill has called for refugee and asylum seeker children to be included in a scheme which will see funeral charges waived for anyone under 18 in Belfast. Councillor O’Neill was speaking after a meeting of Belfast City Council’s Strategic Cemeteries and Crematorium Working Group, at which a paper was presented […]

O’Neill: Misogynistic and sexist abuse is never acceptable

Belfast City Council is to press social media companies to better address incidents of misogynistic or sexist abuse online, with Alliance Councillor Sian O’Neill set to raise the issue on Tuesday night. The Councillor for East Belfast said the Council must lead by example, calling out the failings of companies including Facebook and Twitter after […]

O’Neill backs childcare strategy for Belfast

Alliance Councillor Sian O’Neill has said she’ll work closely with all involved to ensure Belfast creates a workable childcare strategy. Speaking as she backed a proposal at the latest meeting of Belfast City Council, Councillor O’Neill alluding to the “frustrating” situation women find themselves in around this issue, adding they are yet another section of […]