Durkan confirms full financial support for Councils next year

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has confirmed that, despite a significant cut to the DOE budget, the Rates Support Grant for councils for 2016/17 will be protected at over £18million. The budget allocated to DOE’s functions for the coming year will see a reduction of 5.7% which equates to £5.9million. There had been a real fear among Councils that this …

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H. Durkan last week visited local firm Sphere Global based in Campsie along with colleagues Colum Eastwood MLA and Mark Durkan MP for Foyle.

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Mr Durkan said “During this visit, we had the opportunity to see the cutting edge work being done by an indigenous company on our doorstep. The Company’s growing success is reflected by the number of lucrative contracts it has recently secured. It also reflects the ingenuity and creativity that exists within our local workforce. This is a sector that will …

Admin 2SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H. Durkan last week visited local firm Sphere Global based in Campsie along with colleagues Colum Eastwood MLA and Mark Durkan MP for Foyle.
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Durkan: SDLP delivering a better way to do government

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Mark H Durkan MLA delivered a powerful speech addressing the failings to address issues affecting the electorate and what he believes needs to be done at the SDLP Annual Conference which was held in Armagh on 13th and 14th Novemeber 2015. A Chathaoirligh, a theachtaí agus a chairde, tá áthas an domhain orm bheith anseo libh in Ard Mhacha inniu . …

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DURKAN FUNDING BOOST FOR DERRY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has today announced that an additional four community groups in Derry will receive support from the DOE’s Challenge Fund The Minister is allocating around £31,000 to be shared out between the four groups. Creggan Country Park’s Boosting Biodiversity project will bring community groups, schools and families together to make a positive impact on local priority …

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CRAIGAVON BRIDGE AMONG TEN NEW LISTINGS FOR DERRY AREA – DURKAN

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced the listing of Craigavon Bridge plus nine other buildings and structures in the Derry area. Craigavon Bridge is an important early 20th Century road bridge with Art Deco details. It is the only two tiered bridge in Northern Ireland. Commenting on the latest designations, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: “These listings in …

Admin 2CRAIGAVON BRIDGE AMONG TEN NEW LISTINGS FOR DERRY AREA – DURKAN

Durkan delivers additional funding for Derry City and Strabane District Council

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases

The extra funding of £417,478 is being made available to Derry City and Strabane Council for Rates Support. The Council will be also be able to claim from an additional £0.5million being given to Councils for Emergency Planning. Speaking at the meeting of the Partnership Panel, Mark H Durkan said: “Whenever DOE’s budget was reduced last year, I had to …

Admin 2Durkan delivers additional funding for Derry City and Strabane District Council

Durkan: Public agencies must prepare for winter weather now

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases

SDLP MLA Mark H Durkan has called on Transport NI to ensure that they are prepared for the onset of winter. ”With the mild October that we are enjoying, it would be easy to forget that winter is just around the corner. However, past experience tells us that winter conditions can arrive suddenly and can cause serious danger and disruption …

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Durkan commends the winners of NI’s ‘Best Kept’ Awards

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

The overall award was presented to the picturesque village of Scarva. They will now compete in the final of the All-Ireland Tidy Towns competition. This year saw the introduction of a ‘Best Kept City’ category, which was awarded to the city of Derry. Armagh was awarded the prize for ‘Best Kept Medium Town’ and Omagh received the ‘Best Kept Large …

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Durkan commends Foyle Down Syndrome Trust on improving the local environment

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today visited Foyle Down Syndrome Trust who have been allocated £7,011 funding through DOE’s Challenge Fund. The Minister has recently allocated the funding to Foyle Down Syndrome Trust which will help 23 young adults to convert a derelict site into their very own organic garden and wanted to see at first-hand how it will be …

Admin 2Durkan commends Foyle Down Syndrome Trust on improving the local environment