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.

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