Council accepts Exploris funding package
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
Ards Borough Council has agreed to accept the Executive's offer of funding in order to keep the Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry open.
Council extends reduced black bin scheme
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A household waste trial which has cut down the number of black bin collections from once a fortnight to once a month is to be extended in Banbridge, Co Down.
Levy cuts carrier bag use by 215 million
Published: Wednesday, 27 August 2014
The carrier bag levy has reduced the number of bags used in Northern Ireland by 71.8% in its first year and generated net proceeds of £4.17m, according to the Department of the Environment.
Gold digging jobs boost for Co Tyrone
Published: Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Almost 20 new jobs have been created by a Canadian company for a gold mining project in Co Tyrone.
Teens bailed over Florence Court arson
Published: Friday, 15 August 2014
Four teenage boys have been bailed over an arson attack which destroyed a thatched garden house at the National Trust owned Florence Court estate in Enniskillen.
Belcoo borehole rejected by Minister
Published: Monday, 11 August 2014
An application by a mining company to drill a shale gas test borehole at a Co Fermanagh quarry has been rejected by the Environment Minister Mark H Durkan.
Thousands of diseased trees to be felled
Published: Tuesday, 05 August 2014
Thousands of diseased larch trees are being felled at Belvoir Forest in Belfast.
Petrol bomb attack on fracking worker
Published: Monday, 04 August 2014
Fracking company Tamboran Resources has said two petrol bombs were thrown at the house of one of its site workers in Enniskillen.
Concern over racetrack cemetery site
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
A Lisburn councillor has called on Belfast City Council to "look elsewhere" for a new cemetery site after proposals were put forward for a potential location close to the Dundrod motorcycle race track.
Derry street becomes huge water slide
Published: Friday, 25 July 2014
Plans have been unveiled for a rather unusual outdoor event which will see a street in Londonderry turned into a giant water slide.
Major fish kill in Co Armagh
Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014
A major fish kill has been confirmed in Bessbrook river, Co Armagh.
Co Down fisherman gets tough on poachers
Published: Thursday, 24 July 2014
A Co Down fisherman, with the help of a young people's community organisation, has joined in the fight to tackle illegal poaching from Northern Ireland waterways to protect stocks for future generations.
Green light for Strabane complex
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Outline planning permission has been passed for a mixed use complex in Strabane, Co Tyrone.
'Foyle Flipper' found dead
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
A dolphin, dubbed the Foyle Flipper by locals, which found its way along the River Foyle to Strabane has died.
Wood to commemorate WW1 centenary
Published: Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Land in the heart of Faughan Valley in Co Londonderry is to be transformed into a memorial wood to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.
Fracking firm plans to drill borehole
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
A fracking company has notified the Department of Environment of its intention to drill an exploratory borehole in Fermanagh.
World famous rocks stolen from Portrush
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
Sixteen pieces of rock have been stolen from a world renowned Co Antrim nature reserve.
Major fish kills in Co Antrim and Tyrone
Published: Monday, 30 June 2014
Almost 400 fish have been killed in the Glenavy River, Co Antrim at the weekend.
Enniskillen named Best Kept Town 2014
Published: Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Enniskillen has been named Best Kept Town at this year's all-Ireland awards.
NI Water fined for causing fish kill
Published: Friday, 20 June 2014
Northern Ireland Water has been fined £10,000 for polluting a river in Co Armagh which led to a fish kill.
Illicit fuel plant found in cattle shed
Published: Friday, 20 June 2014
A diesel laundering plant, capable of producing over eight million litres of illicit fuel a year, has been found in a cattle shed near Crossmaglen, Co Armagh.
NI harbour tests new sonar equipment
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
State-of-the-art sonar equipment, which can be deployed to clean up oil spills anywhere in the UK, has been tested at Belfast Harbour.
Payment for Ballymena flooding victims
Published: Monday, 09 June 2014
An emergency payment of £1,000 has been made available for those affected by flooding in Ballymena.
McCartney & Ono team up to fight fracking
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
Sir Paul McCartney is teaming up with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono to fight fracking.
Princess unveils WW1 wood plans
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Princess Anne has helped unveil plans by the Woodland Trust to create a First World War wood in Northern Ireland.
Rubbish to landfill rate falls in NI
Published: Thursday, 24 April 2014
The amount of rubbish being sent to landfill in Northern Ireland has fallen by seven per cent compared to the previous year, the latest statistics have revealed.
Exhibit captures typhoon aftermath
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Pictures by a Belfast photographer, who went to document the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines last November, are now being featured in a major exhibition.
Concern after major Dungannon fish kill
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014
The Environment Minister has expressed concern after around 1,000 fish were killed in a pollution incident in Co Tyrone.
Scrabo Tower shut for foreseeable future
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Scrabo Tower in Co Down has been closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
First cyclist safety TV advert launched
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014
The first ever television campaign targeting cyclist's safety launched on Friday evening.
Pioneering bird boxes for Belfast hills
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
A conservation charity hopes that the erection of a network of pioneering bird boxes in Belfast will boost the city's swift population.
Out-of-town superstore plans refused
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has refused applications for four out-of-town supermarkets near Magherafelt in Co Londonderry.
2013 'driest summer in a decade'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Last summer was the driest in a decade, according to the Marine Conservation Society.
Over 2,000 gorse fires in NI last year
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
More than 2,000 gorse blazes were attended by firefighters in Northern Ireland last year, the Fire and Rescue Service have revealed.
Casement deal paves way for work
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
A legal dispute which threatened to halt work on the £76m redevelopment of Casement Park has been resolved and work is expected to begin on the GAA stadium later this month.

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