Category: News

  • Time to Reexamine Local Government Reform Proposals

    Time to Reexamine Local Government Reform Proposals

    Brian Wilson says it is time for the Minister of the Environment to re-examine the review of local government, in light of the fact that the original objectives behind the review cannot be achieved. His comments come following the leaking of a letter from Environment Minister Edwin Poots who suggests the review may collapse if […]

  • Reconsider Current A8 Proposals

    Reconsider Current A8 Proposals

    Brian has called on the Regional Development Committee to reconsider its proposals for a major road upgrading scheme along the A8 to Larne Harbour. Speaking following a meeting with residents groups from Ballynure at Parliament Buildings, Stormont today Assembly member Brian Wilson said: “The upgrading of this road will have a negative impact on the […]

  • Removal of Paramilitary Plinths at Kilcooley

    Removal of Paramilitary Plinths at Kilcooley

    Assembly Member Brian Wilson has called on the Housing Executive to remove the plinths from the community garden in Kilcooley. Mr. Wilson said: “These plinths to the paramilitary organisations were not agreed by the Neighbourhood Renewable Partnership and should be removed from the community garden. The organisations they represent do not have the support of […]

  • DOE Minister Not Doing Enough to Reduce Emissions

    DOE Minister Not Doing Enough to Reduce Emissions

    Brian has challenged the Environment Minister’s assessment that targets on reductions in Northern Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions set by the Executive are on track, following the publication of the AEA Technology’s, ‘Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’ report. Assembly member Brian Wilson said: “I welcome the downward trend in carbon […]

  • Predicted Budget Would Mean Health Cuts

    Predicted Budget Would Mean Health Cuts

    Brian Wilson, who voted against the budget, issued warnings as early as the draft budget in November 2007 and again in May 2008 that it would mean cuts in the National Health Service. Green Party MLA Brian Wilson said: “When I voted against the budget I pointed out that the allocation to health, would inevitably […]

  • Increase in Airport Traffic Will Increase Rise of Accidents

    Increase in Airport Traffic Will Increase Rise of Accidents

    Damage caused to a house in East Belfast, allegedly by a low flying airplane, highlights why expansion proposals at the George Best Belfast City Airport must be opposed. Brian Wilson said: “The incident at the weekend highlights clearly why proposals to extend the runway at the George Best Belfast City Airport should not be allowed. […]

  • Help for Alternative Energy Section After H&W Announcement

    Help for Alternative Energy Section After H&W Announcement

    Brian has welcomed the news that Harland and Wolff is about to sign a £10m contract to construct 30 huge wind turbines and has described the failure of the Northern Ireland Executive to support the budding alterative energy sector here as one of the biggest failures of the current administration. Assembly member Brian Wilson said: […]

  • The Marine Gardens, Queen’s Parade

    The Marine Gardens, Queen’s Parade

    I welcome the decision by Margaret Ritchie to extend the consultation on the proposed Marine Gardens Development until 24th July. I wrote to the Minister following the recent public meeting and called for an extension and for the DSD to hold a meeting to hear the public concerns. Ms Ritchie’s response on the consultation period […]