Farmers welcome national parks decision
Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Farmers will be relieved by Environment Minister Mark H Durkan’s decision to not take legislation for national parks forward, according to Ulster Farmers’ Union President Harry Sinclair.
Major toxic waste find in Co Armagh
Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013
Twenty tonnes of toxic waste have been uncovered in south Armagh by officials investigating an illicit fuel plant.
Up to 400 jobs to be created at Down site
Published: Monday, 21 October 2013
Plans to redevelop a derelict textile factory, turning it into a multimillion-pound development site, have been given the green light by the Environment Minister.
'Worry' over Britain's new nuclear plant
Published: Monday, 21 October 2013
A landmark deal which will create Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation has been described as "deeply worrying" by an SDLP MP.
'Best year ever' for NI beach waters
Published: Thursday, 17 October 2013
The bathing water at Northern Ireland's beaches is the cleanest it has ever been.
New Victoria Park bridge installed
Published: Monday, 14 October 2013
A new landmark pedestrian and cycle footbridge was installed in Victoria Park, Belfast over the weekend.
Cargo crew decontaminated after leak
Published: Thursday, 03 October 2013
Workers on a cargo ship and a dockhand had to be decontaminated after being exposed to leaking gas in a Co Down harbour, a report has revealed.
Decision to close Exploris deferred
Published: Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Councillors have voted to delay the closure of Exploris for two months amid hopes of funding from government departments.
NI gets new 'village' to teach safety
Published: Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Northern Ireland is set to get its first full-sized indoor village constructed specially to teach safety to young people - including features such as a road crossing, a dark alleyway, a farm and a courtroom.
No increase in carrier bag levy
Published: Monday, 09 September 2013
The Environment Minister has announced that an increase in the so-called plastic bag levy will not be introduced.
Call for cycling revolution
Published: Monday, 09 September 2013
Transport minister Danny Kennedy has called for a cycling revolution as he outlined plans to encourage more people to get on their bikes.
'Big cat' sightings reported in Co Down
Published: Monday, 02 September 2013
Police are investigating a number of alleged 'big cat' sightings in the Hillsborough and Dromora areas of Co Down following several animal attacks on sheep.

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