Monday, 16 September 2013

Mayor's putting prosperity and peace over party politics

Mayor of Belfast and North Down at Belfast City Airport
I was delighted to meet with Belfast Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir on the boundary of both boroughs recently at Belfast City Airport and look forward to working with him over my year as Mayor along with the new Mayor of Ards prioritising partnerships, prosperity and peace over party politics.

Only by Working as One can we can realise the momentous opportunities available and create an open and welcoming environment for businesses by providing courageous civic leadership for everyone.

Belfast City Airport is one our most valuable transport assets, particularly for business passengers. This vital transport hub ensures that businesses across Belfast and North Down are a flying success. I am determined to work with the Airport and key stakeholders to address concerns and provide a more stable and secure future for this valuable economic gateway.

Northern Ireland's economy still faces many difficulties, but by bringing people and businesses together, we can facilitate collaborative solutions to promote growth, develop skills and retain talent.

I am pleased that the Lord Mayor shares my passion for providing more sustainable transport routes. I look forward to working closely with him to explore the feasibility of the Belfast to Holywood Greenway as a sustainable solution offering big benefits to both Belfast and the North Down Borough.

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