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Community Politics Agriculture

Executive Climate Change Department Could See Northern Ireland Lead The Way

An Executive Department for Climate Change could see Northern Ireland lead the way with targets to combat the climate crisis, Alliance Climate Change spokesperson Eóin Tennyson has said. A recent report by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee suggested a climate change commissioner to scrutinise the Executive. However, Eóin said a specific […]

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Health

Alliance Party Calls for Door to Door Vaccine Teams

Alliance Party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has called for the Department of Health to consider door to door calls to encourage the public to get vaccinated. Mrs Bradshaw also indicated that this effort has been successful in England and would certainly help those in Northern Ireland who are struggling to get their vaccine. Speaking […]

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Politics South Down

Alliance Councillor Pushes for Transparency in Local Government

Local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, is to introduce a motion with the aim of increasing transparency and accountability at a local government level. Although Council meetings are recorded, Cllr Brown is calling for meetings to be streamed live or for the pre-recorded videos of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council meetings to be made publicly […]

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Albert Basin Park Campaigns Community Newry

City Park Being Closer Is Tribute to Work of Campaigners – Coade

A city park for Newry moving a step closer is tribute to the hard work of campaigners, Alliance Newry and Armagh spokesperson Jackie Coade has said. Ms Coade said the proposal for £16.2 million to be provided towards creation of the Albert Basin Park was a move in the right direction. It is part of […]

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Community South Down

Alliance Councillor Calls Out Unlicensed Tree Felling

Local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, has spoken out against unlicensed tree felling on the Rann Road in Annacloy. Cllr Brown commented: “Last week I visited a site in Annacloy that has been subject to, in my opinion, disgraceful environmental vandalism. Contractors on the Rann Road have torn down a large area of trees, despite not […]

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Politics Newry Armagh South Armagh Election 2022

Coade Selected for Newry and Armagh

Newry and Armagh Alliance representative Jackie Coade has been selected to contest the upcoming assembly election for the Alliance Party in the Newry and Armagh constituency. Speaking from her social media Ms Coade said: “It is such an honour & privilege to have been selected as a candidate for Newry and Armagh for next year’s […]

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Community Health

People Need to Start Heeding Advice to Avoid Repeat of Craigavon Hospital Incident, say Alliance Representatives

People must start heeding the advice on restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19, otherwise hospitals will continue to have to refuse patients, Alliance representatives have said. Party Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA and Upper Bann Councillor Eóin Tennyson were speaking after the Southern Health Trust diverted ambulances from Craigavon Area Hospital on Sunday, except […]

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Community Crime South Down

Councillor Addresses ASB in Rowallane

Following recent reports of anti-social behaviour throughout the Rowallane area, local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, and other DEA members took part in a meeting with the PSNI in an attempt to address the issue. Cllr Brown commented: “Last week, myself and other Rowallane DEA members had a constructive meeting with senior PSNI officers to discuss […]

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Community Politics South Down

Alliance Councillor Introduces Motion to Tackle Homelessness in the District

Local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, introduced a motion at Monday’s meeting of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council that seeks to implement contactless payment stations to address the homelessness crisis in the area. The motion calls on Council to lead in developing an innovative new way to raise money for local homelessness charities. It reads […]

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Politics South Down Election 2022

Brown Selected For South Down

Local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, is pleased to announce that he has been selected by local party members to stand as the candidate in South Down at the next Northern Ireland Assembly election in 2022. Cllr Brown commented: “I am delighted to have been chosen by my party to stand for Alliance in the upcoming […]