New Area Plan a boost for Causeway Coast and Glens: Durkan

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

The Northern Area Plan is a blueprint for how the area should grow and develop. It identifies land for specific uses that will help the economy and provide more certainty in the planning process for people living in these areas. Mark H Durkan said: “This Plan will bring many benefits to the Causeway Coast and Glens area. This is an …

Admin 2New Area Plan a boost for Causeway Coast and Glens: 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: …

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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 commends Cookstown and Dungannon community groups improving the local environment

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today visited three community groups in Cookstown and Dungannon, who have been allocated funding through DOE’s Challenge Fund. The Minister has recently allocated funding to Ardboe Community Projects, Moortown St Malachy’s GAC and Tobin Youth Centre and wants to see at firsthand how it will be spent. Ardboe Community Projects will engage families and school …

Admin 2Durkan commends Cookstown and Dungannon community groups improving the local environment

One third of bee species threatened with extinction: Durkan

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

hat startling statistic has led to numerous government and non government organisations coming together on the island of Ireland to address the problem. Bees are declining because we’ve drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount of food our landscape provides for them. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020 is the first European cross–border pollinator initiative which provides …

Admin 2One third of bee species threatened with extinction: Durkan

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

Durkan commends Sion Mills community group improving local environment

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today visited a community group in Sion Mills who have been allocated funding through DOE’s Challenge Fund. The Minister has recently allocated funding to the Sion Mills Community Forum and wants to see at first hand, how it will be spent. The Sion Mills Community Forum river restoration project will see refurbishment of the riverside …

Admin 2Durkan commends Sion Mills community group improving local environment

Durkan commends Fermanagh community groups improving local environment

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today visited two community groups in Fermanagh who have been allocated funding through DOE’s Challenge Fund. The Minister has recently allocated funding to Lough Erne Wildfowlers Council and Devenish Partnership Forum and wants to see, at first hand, how the money will be spent. Lough Erne Wildfowlers Council’s project will see a breeding wader project …

Admin 2Durkan commends Fermanagh community groups improving local environment

Durkan commends Beragh and Gortin community groups improving local environment

Admin 2 Press Releases, Stormont

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today visited two community groups in Beragh and Gortin, who have been allocated funding through DOE’s Challenge Fund. The Minister has recently allocated funding to Beragh Red Knights and Owenkillew Community Development Association, Gortin and wants to see at first hand, how it will be spent. Beragh Red Knights GAC will facilitate greater community use …

Admin 2Durkan commends Beragh and Gortin community groups improving local environment