Business Climate Community Constituency Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh

Are Welsh Government’s Proposals Really the Best Way to Increase Businesses’ Recycling?

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of Re-Gen Waste argues that the proposed model is not in the best interests of the customer, in terms of engagement and participation. In November last year, the Welsh government published their consultation on the enforcement regime for non-domestic rateable premises in Wales and their separation requirements for the collection of […]

Agriculture Business Climate Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh

Plastic Exports Ban and Need for Caution

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of Re-Gen Waste in Newry and member of Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging, urges caution around banning plastic exports. The cross-party Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called for a ban on the export of all plastic waste from the UK by 2027. This would seem to be a […]

Banbridge Climate Constituency Government International Politics Stormont Upper Bann Westminster

Climate Commitments Hollow Without an Executive to Deliver, says Tennyson

Any commitments made to tackle the climate emergency in Northern Ireland are hollow without an Executive to deliver, Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has said.    The party’s Climate and Energy Spokesperson was speaking as COP27 gets underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. “Last year, a number of local Ministers attended COP26 in Glasgow talking up their […]

ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Climate Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh Upper Bann

Nine Parks and Open Spaces in ABC Borough Secure Coveted Green Flag Awards

Nine parks and open spaces across the borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon secure coveted Green Flag Award status this year.   Organised by leading environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Green Flag Award is an internationally recognised certification for environmental quality management for parks and open spaces, and continues to go from strength to strength […]

Banbridge Climate Constituency Government Stormont Upper Bann

Restored Assembly Must Introduce Fracking Ban, says Tennyson

Alliance Climate and Energy Spokesperson Eóin Tennyson has said a restored Assembly must introduce a ban on fracking in Northern Ireland. The Upper Bann MLA was speaking after the UK Government moved to lift the moratorium on fracking in England. He said, “This is a rogue and retrograde step by the Conservatives that will do […]

Armagh Climate Community Constituency Government Newry Newry and Armagh South Armagh Westminster

Brady Expresses Regret at Decision to Remove Oak Trees

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has expressed regret at the decision to remove a number of Oak trees at the Greenbank in Newry The Newry and Armagh MP said: “Over the last number of months I have met with a number of concerned residents as well as engineers to assess the situation. “I pressed the […]

Banbridge Climate Constituency Government Politics Stormont Upper Bann

DUP Deadlock Causing Climate Delay, says Tennyson

The lack of a functioning Assembly and Executive is undermining Northern Ireland’s ability to tackle the climate emergency, Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has said.    The party’s Climate Change and Just Transition spokesperson said a range of actions required by the Climate Change Act are being delayed due to the DUP’s refusal to form a local […]

Climate Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Lack of Progress in Rolling Out EV Infrastructure in Newry Mourne and Down District Council

Alliance Party representatives from Downpatrick and Newry met with the EV Association NI last week to discuss the lack of progress in rolling out EV infrastructure in Newry Mourne and Down District Council. There are now over 10,000 electric vehicles across NI. Downpatrick Councillor Cadogan Enright and Newry’s Helena Young met the EV Association at […]

Agriculture Climate Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

New Sustainability and Environment Director Welcomed to Council

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has welcomed its new Director of Sustainability and Environment. Andrew Cassells attended his first meeting as Director of the Sustainability and Environment Committee, formerly the Neighbourhood Services Committee, on Wednesday 17 August, where he was welcomed by Committee Chair, Councillor Oonagh Magennis and Vice Chair, Councillor Terry Andrews. Mr […]

Climate Community Health

Wildfire Risk as We Enter Meteorological Heatwave!

As we enter a ‘meteorological heatwave’, NI Water is appealing to visitors in mountain areas, particularly the Mournes, that there is a real risk of wildfires. The recent spell of dry weather has increased hazard warnings for wildfires. Coupled with this, the risk has risen due to an increase in activities such as littering, use […]