Apprenticeship Week opportunity to gain skills, says Eastwood

Alliance Councillor Sorcha Eastwood has said Apprenticeship Week 2020 provides an excellent opportunity for people to gain invaluable skills and experience. Councillor Eastwood was speaking as events took place across Northern Ireland for the week, which runs until this Friday (February 7). She said it was a chance to help drive economic growth here. “Apprenticeships […]

Request to light up Council offices defeated

At the last meeting of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, (28 January), a DUP member requested that the Lagan Valley Island centre be lit up on 31st January to celebrate the UK leaving the EU. Alliance Councillor Sorcha Eastwood spoke against the request, saying it was disappointing that the building be politicised and that the […]

Eastwood pledges support for campaign targeting domestic violence

Alliance Lagan Valley Westminster candidate Sorcha Eastwood has pledged her support for a campaign highlighting domestic abuse here. Women’s Aid in Northern Ireland’s Call for Action seeks to raise awareness of domestic violence and improve the experiences of those engaging with the criminal justice system on the issue. Councillor Eastwood said if elected as MP, […]

Eastwood says 50/50 gender split of candidates important step forward for equality

Alliance Lagan Valley General Election candidate Sorcha Eastwood has said confirmation General Election candidates from her party are split 50/50 on gender lines is an important step forward for equality in political life. Ms Eastwood was speaking as nominations closed for the December 12 poll. Alliance is running in all 18 constituencies, the only party […]

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council vote against Brexit preparation motion without debate

Alliance Councillor for Castlereagh South, Sorcha Eastwood, has said she is extremely disappointed that unionist members of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council have voted against her motion to establish a cross party working group to help prepare for Brexit. Councillor Eastwood said: “With the date for our exit from the EU around 100 days away, […]

Stormont House proposals best way of dealing with legacy, Blair tells Chief Constable

The Stormont House Agreement proposals are the best way of dealing with the legacy of the past, Alliance MLA John Blair has told the new PSNI Chief Constable. Alliance Policing Board member Mr Blair was speaking after attending an introductory meeting with Simon Byrne, alongside party colleagues Stephen Farry MLA and Councillor Sorcha Eastwood. Mr […]

Eastwood condemns armed robbery

Alliance Castlereagh South representative Sorcha Eastwood has condemned those behind an armed robbery at a local shopping centre. Two masked men entered the Winemark at Carryduff Shopping Centre around 9:10pm yesterday (Thursday) before threatening a member of staff with a hammer, pushing him to the back of the store and making off with money and […]