Alliance Councillor Peter Lavery has said he’s “extremely disappointed” after Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council failed to oppose the awarding of petroleum licenses, despite both the SDLP and Sinn Féin previously speaking against these licenses.
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has sent a strong message of support for LGBTQ+ citizens, Alliance Councillor Eóin Tennyson has said, after successfully bringing a motion to fly the rainbow flag from civic buildings to mark Pride.
Alliance Policing Board member John Blair MLA has said the erection of banners in support of ‘Soldier F’ is creating a chill factor in many areas.
Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA has said there is a need for a ‘reality check,’ after a report suggested a single food standards zone for the UK and Ireland to avoid border checks.
Alliance MEP Naomi Long has reiterated her call for People’s Vote, as the third anniversary of the 2016 EU referendum sees the UK still without a clear path out of the Brexit chaos.
Alliance South Belfast MLA Paula Bradshaw has said the banners placed on the Lisburn Road overnight with reference to “Soldier F” should be removed immediately in line with the wishes of the local community.
Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said the BBC has “taken the easy option” by scrapping free TV licences as standard for over 75-year-olds from next year.
A statement from Stephen Farry MLA on the holiday pay issue.
Flying the rainbow flag from Belfast City Hall would be a strong show of support for the local LGBTQ+ community, Alliance Councillor Michael Long has said, after bringing a successful proposal to Belfast City Council calling for it.