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.
Astronaut launches 'Guide to Ireland'
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, famed for his broadcasts from space, has launched a series of films promoting Irish tourism.
Carrickfergus wood gets magical makeover
Published: Sunday, 16 March 2014
A wood in Carrickfergus has received a makeover, adding a little mischievous magic for visitors to find.
Legal challenge to Casement rebuild
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
Building work on the new £76m Casement Park in west Belfast could be halted by legal action from a social club facing demolition to make way for the GAA stadium.
Conservationists work to save NI bees
Published: Saturday, 08 March 2014
Around 3,000 beekeepers are attending a conference in Antrim this weekend and will look at ways to secure the future of the insects after a record colony loss last winter.
Approval for city centre boutique hotel
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
Plans to transform a landmark building in Belfast city centre into a boutique hotel have been given the green light.
Major slurry spillage into Tyrone river
Published: Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Over 400,000 gallons of slurry have spilled into a tributary of the Ballinderry River near Cookstown.
Police station to become social housing
Published: Wednesday, 26 February 2014
The site of a former police station in Saintfield, Co Down is to be redeveloped into social housing.
Bad weather leaves fishermen in hardship
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
Fishermen in Co Down are relying on charity hand-outs as continued bad weather has prevented them from earning a living.
Scheme launched to tackle fish poaching
Published: Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Operation Salar - a multi-agency initiative to combat fish poaching and protect stocks - has been launched ahead of the fishing season in March.
£800k spent on Derry illegal waste
Published: Tuesday, 18 February 2014
The bill for cleaning up illegal waste at a sprawling site in Londonderry has so far reached £800,000.
GM potato 'immune to Irish famine fungus'
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
A new strain of British genetically modified potato appears immune to the devastating fungus responsible for the great famine which hit Ireland in 1845, research has shown.
Residents protest student digs expansion
Published: Saturday, 15 February 2014
Residents from Sans Souci Park in south Belfast have held a protest against Queens University's plans to further extend student accommodation in the area.

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