Appointment Of New Chair To The Council For Nature Conservation And The Countryside

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Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, today announced the appointment of Dr Hilary Kirkpatrick as Chair to the Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside (CNCC) Monday, 3 March 2014 The appointment which is for a three-year term is effective from 1 March 2014. The Council for Nature Conservation and the Countryside, a statutory advisory council to the Department of the …

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SDLP will not abandon people of the North West

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has pledged to fight any attempt to move approximately 80 civil servants job out of Derry, and revealed he is looking to place more public sector jobs in the maiden city.  During debate in the Assembly about public sector jobs in the North West, the Environment Minister spoke passionately about the SDLP’s commitment to …

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MLA Mark H Durkan invites Minister Kennedy to view ‘disastrous’ Glen Road traffic safety measures

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan today showed DRD Minister Danny Kennedy first hand why urgency is needed to remove traffic islands on Glen Road, which he says present a real danger to residents, pedestrians and drivers. Mr Durkan said: “These islands, which were installed without formal consultation, have presented the residents of the area with numerous safety concerns and have …

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Durkan Presents Road Safety Awards To Foyle Community

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today acknowledged the valuable role the voluntary and community sector play in working to make our roads a safer place. Mr Durkan made his comments when presenting awards to members of Foyle U3A (University of the Third Age) and Easilink Community Transport who had recently completed Road Safety Training funded through the 2013/14 DOE Road …

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today visited the Cruise Centre young driver road safety project in Derry

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 The Centre aims to provide young people who are interested in driving, with advice and training on road safety issues in a fun, professional and peer learning environment with a view to creating safer drivers within the community. Mr Durkan said: “Young drivers are vastly overrepresented when it comes to deaths and serious injuries on our …

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has met with key representatives from Derry City Centre to identify measures to boost economic growth in the city

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Sunday, 1 December 2013 DOE Planning has established a Retail Stakeholder Group in tandem with City Centre Initiative to bring together key organisations to discuss ways to tackle trading issues affecting the City Centre and promote economic growth in the area. This includes retailers operating in both the Waterside area and City side as well as other stakeholders such as …

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Durkan Congratulates Foyle Parents And Friends Association

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has congratulated the Foyle Parents and Friends Association on its 50TH Birthday at an Event in Stormont. Mr Durkan who sponsored the event in Stormont’s Long Gallery said: It was a great privilege to be able to bring the Foyle Parents and Friends Association here to congratulate them on 50 years of hard work. …

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Durkan: 5% Completion Rate Shows Boiler Scheme Failing

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has said that the boiler replacement scheme must be revised so that it can meet high demand. Mr Durkan said: When the boiler replacement scheme was announced by the Minister of Social Development last year it was hoped that it would assist householders who do not qualify for other Government energy efficient improvement schemes …

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 Durkan: Still More Questions Than Answers On Future Of Housing

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SDLP Social Development spokesperson Mark H Durkan has responded to a statement form Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland in the Assembly today on social housing reform. The Foyle MLA said: While I welcome the fact that Nelson McCausland has seen fit to bring this latest statement on the future of social housing reform to the assembly there are still major …

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Durkan: Action Needed To Tackle Suicide

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has responded to figures that suggest the suicide rate in the North is up by 100 per cent. Mr Durkan was speaking following a parliamentary debate on the issue in Westminster yesterday. He said: The revelation this week that the incidence of suicide in Northern Ireland has doubled over the last fifteen years will …

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