Register of interests

I, Councillor Donal Lyons a Member of Belfast City Council give notice that I have the following financial interests

1. Please provide details of any employment or business carried out by you, any person who employs you or has appointed you, including the name of the business or of your employer
Employment or business carried out by you Name of employer or business
Member of Election Observation Roster (since January, 2019) Department for Foreign Affairs
Ceased February 2018 - Senior Policy Officer for the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Social Democratic and Labour Party
2. Please detail any firm in which you are a partner, or any company of which you are a remunerated or non-remunerated director
Name of firm or company
Ceased - Forward South Belfast (formerly South Belfast Partnership Board) (non-remunerated) (ceased May 2019)
3. Please name any individual, other than Belfast City Council, who has made a payment to you in respect of your election or any expenses incurred by you in carrying out your duties as a Councillor
Name of individual/organisation
Not applicable
4. Please provide details of any corporate body which has a place of business or land within the Belfast City Council boundary in which you have a beneficial interest (beneficial interest is defined as securities in the body that exceed the nominal value of £25,000 or 100th of the total issued share capital of the body)
Name of firm or company
Member of Boundary Brewing Co-operative Ltd (below beneficial interest threshold)
Member of the Drumlin Wind Energy Co-operative Ltd (below beneficial interest threshold)
5. Please detail any contract for goods, services or works made between Belfast City Council and you either individually or as a partner in a firm, an unincorporated body, a company of which you are a remunerated director, or a body as specified in category 4 above
Details of contract
Not applicable
6. Please provide details of any land in which you have a beneficial interest and which is located within the Belfast City Council boundary, along with any land within the Belfast City Council boundary in which you have a licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy for 28 days or longer
Name/Location of Land
Partial ownership of my home at 4 North Parade, BT7 2GG. This is the sum of all properties or lands in which I have an interest (within but not limited to the boundaries of Belfast City Council)
7. Please provide details of any land where the Landlord is Belfast City Council and the tenant is a firm in which you are a partner, a company of which you are a remunerated director, or a body as specified in category 4 above
Name/Location of Land
Not applicable
8. Please state any body to which you have been elected, appointed or nominated by Belfast City Council
Name of Body
Board of Belfast Harbour Commissioners (since March, 2020)
Ceased - South Belfast District Policing and Community Safety Partnership (ceased May 2019)
Ceased - Lagan Canal Restoration Trust (ceased May 2019)
Ceased - Lyric Theatre Education Advisory Panel (ceased May 2019)
Ceased - Belfast Policing and Community Safety Partnership
Ceased - South Belfast Partnership Board (ceased May 2019)
9. Please detail any membership or position of general control or management that you have in a Public Authority or body exercising functions of a public nature
Name of Body
Member of Board of Libraries NI
Member of Belfast Local Commissioning Group (since September, 2019)
10. Please detail any membership or position of general control or management that you have in a company, industrial and provident society, charity or body directed to charitable purposes
Name of Body
I am a non-remunerated member of the national committee of the Workers Beer Company operating as BWTUC Trading. The WBC is a social enterprise which facilities fundraising by volunteers for not for profit and charitable groups.
11. Please detail any membership or position of general control or management that you have in any body whose principal purposes include the influence of public opinion or policy
Name of Body
Member of the Co-operative Party
Member of Amnesty International
Member of Social Democratic and Labour Party
Chairperson of the European Movement NI (since December, 2017)
12. Please detail any membership or position of general control or management that you have in a trade union or professional association
Name of Body
Member of the National Union of Journalists.
13. Please detail any membership or position of general control or management that you have in a private club, society or association operating within the Belfast City Council boundary
Name of Body
Member of the Sam Thompson Society