Three listed buildings for Claudy: Durkan

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today listed two historic rural houses and an 18th century bridge near Claudy. Mark H Durkan said: “This is a boost for Claudy. The two rural houses protected are an important remnant of a fast disappearing part of our heritage and the bridge, with raised cutwaters is a particularly good example of a bridge from …

Admin 2Three listed buildings for Claudy: Durkan

Three World War Two hangars among proposed listed buildings in Derry: Durkan

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is proposing six new listed buildings for Derry. These include three former World War Two hangars beside the City of Derry Airport. A row of three terraced buildings in a prominent location on the Northland Road is also being proposed for listing. Mark H Durkan, who is consulting with Derry City and Strabane District Council …

Admin 2Three World War Two hangars among proposed listed buildings in Derry: Durkan

Durkan bans GM crops in Northern Ireland

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan today announced that he is prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Northern Ireland. The Minister’s announcement follows an earlier EU decision to permit Member States to opt out of growing approved GM crops within their territories. Making the announcement at the launch of Environment Week in Parliament Buildings, Mark H Durkan said: …

Admin 2Durkan bans GM crops in Northern Ireland

High level of excellence for Northern Ireland’s beaches once again

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

In 2015, all 23 of Northern Ireland’s identified bathing waters met new stricter European standards for bathing water quality. Fourteen of the 23 met the highest EU standard, being classed as having “Excellent” water quality. A further seven were classed as having good water quality and two as sufficient. None of Northern Ireland’s bathing waters were classed as having poor …

Admin 2High level of excellence for Northern Ireland’s beaches once again

DURKAN GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AT FORT GEORGE, DERRY

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

The major proposal sets out a development framework for the 6.2 hectare site and provides for a significant mixed use development to include residential, office, employment and education uses, retail, cafes, bars and restaurants and associated multi-storey and surface car parking. The framework provides for up to 82,274 square metres of floor space and allows for decontamination and infilling of …

Admin 2DURKAN GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AT FORT GEORGE, DERRY

Over 30 community groups to receive ‘challenge funding’ for environmental projects: Durkan

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today announced that 33 community groups will share £211,549 from the DOE’s Challenge Fund for environmental projects. In June the Minister invited community groups and schools to apply for funding for projects which would give their local environment a boost. The Challenge Fund still remains open for schools. The closing date for schools to apply …

Admin 2Over 30 community groups to receive ‘challenge funding’ for environmental projects: Durkan
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My opinion piece: It is time for us to stop talking shop and time for us to start delivering

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases

The inaugural meeting of the Executive’s Regional Opportunities Ministerial Task Force, established to focus on addressing the indisputable economic plight of the North West, was seen by many as, at last, a step in the right direction towards addressing many of the issues we face here and building a better platform on which to build our economy. Indeed, the establishment …

Admin 2My opinion piece: It is time for us to stop talking shop and time for us to start delivering

Six Listed Buildings to benefit from £0.5million carrier bag funding

Admin 2 Foyle, Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today announced £500,000 funding for six listed buildings in the North. With funding tightly squeezed in DOE, the Minister has stipulated that buildings will only attract funding if they provide direct benefit to the local communities in their area. The funding from the carrier bag levy receipts, will support the following conservation schemes: • Former Derry …

Admin 2Six Listed Buildings to benefit from £0.5million carrier bag funding