Tag Archives: Belfast City Council

Tim Attwood Stands Down

I think Tim Attwood is probably the best known SDLP member who is not a MLA (Member of Stormont Assembly). In part, there is the name recognition factor. He is after all brother of Alex Attwood. Unsurprisingly Tim is opposed … Continue reading

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Local Elections: Belfast

Belfast …the big one. Enlarged by the inclusion of some Catholic DEAs from Lisburn and some Protestant DEAs from Castlereagh, the consequence was (as it turned out) that nationalists would outvote unionists but that the Alliance Party would hold the … Continue reading

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Sinn Fein Take Half Term Holiday.

So farewell then Councillor Tom Hartley, Sinn Fein Councillor for Lower Falls. So farewell then Councillor Gerard O’Neill, Sinn Fein Councillor for Upper Falls. So Farewell then Councillor Danny Lavery, Sinn Fein Councillor for Oldpark. All have announced their resignation … Continue reading

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Pay Day Loans

Fair play to Councillor Claire Hanna (SDLP) on her motion at Belfast City Hall tonight. The City Council is now committed to working with Advice services to combat the menace of predatory “pay day” loan companies. Just why the Government … Continue reading

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That Was The Week That Was

A bad week……but what exactly happened? Belfast City Council meet to debate the Big Flag…..the British one which flies over the City Hall. Belfast is no linger a unionist citadel. There are fifty councillors. Sinn Féin have sixteen. SDLP eight. … Continue reading

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Take It Down From The Mast

So First Minister Robinson….apart from all that unpleasantness at the City Hall…how is your outreach to Catholics going? I watched the council debate on a “stream” and I actually enjoyed it. The UUP looked right out of touch. Jim Rodgers, … Continue reading

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Flagging Support

One of the most interesting aspects of the past few weeks has been that when writing up and taping presentations for Texas….I am reminded that some things have changed and some things have not changed that much over the past … Continue reading

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