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.
History dig at Carrickfergus Castle
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Excavation works have started at the island's best-preserved Anglo-Norman castle in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim.
Town centre boost in planning proposal
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
The Environment Minister has unveiled a new streamlined planning application process which aims to promote the growth of town centres and, for the first time, implement a policy on the use of fracking.
Radiation alert at Sellafield plant
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
Some staff at Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria have been told to stay at home after increased levels of radiation were detected- prompting a South Down MP to call for the facility to be closed.
NI's derelict sites to receive funds
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Just over £600k is being allocated to the task of tackling decayed, derelict sites across the region by the Department of the Environment.
Residents protest over Casement plan
Published: Saturday, 25 January 2014
Residents opposed to the scale of the redevelopment of Casement Park in west Belfast have staged a protest against the plans.
Volunteer open day at scenic gardens
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
As a £6m restoration project for the house and gardens at Mount Stewart reaches its halfway stage, the National Trust is launching an open day to find volunteers to help complete the revamp.
New Lagan footbridge designs unveiled
Published: Thursday, 23 January 2014
Nine designs for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the river Lagan are being put on display for the public later.
Illegal waste being returned to ROI
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Thousands of tonnes of waste illegally deposited in Co Fermanagh is being returned to the Republic of Ireland, the Department of Environment has confirmed.
New £5.5m leisure facilities in Portadown
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Planning approval for new and redeveloped leisure facilities in Portadown, Co Armagh have been approved by the Environment Minister Mark H Durkan.
Man fined over tyres at Belfast bonfire
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
A man has been fined for unauthorised waste activities after a lorry stopped beside a bonfire in north Belfast and tyres were unloaded.

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