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Business Climate Dáil Éireann Government Louth

New €55m Green Transition Fund Will Help Businesses to Move Away From Fossil Fuels – O’Dowd

Fine Gael TD for Louth and East Meath, Fergus O’Dowd, has welcomed news from his colleague the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD, that a new €55m package of measures has been agreed that will help businesses move away from fossil fuels and mitigate against spiralling energy costs. O’Dowd said “The new […]

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Climate Community Council Government Louth Louth County Council Politics

Sustainable Steps by Louth County Council Will Lock Down Costs for 25 Years

Louth County Council is delighted to have added to their existing renewable energy installations with 2 new solar panel systems now increasing their installed capacity to 30kW. “The installation of new solar panels at the Town Hall and Civil Defence facility is a great example of how generating our own renewable energy can reduce costs […]

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Climate Community Council Government NMD Council South Down

Council Hosts the International Dendrology Society in Castlewellan Forest Park

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council hosted members and friends of the International Dendrology Society (IDS) in the Annesley Garden located in Castlewellan Forest Park on 26 April 2022. The IDS organise tours worldwide visiting arboreta and gardens, including botanical and private collections to see trees growing in their natural habitat.  The Council was delighted […]

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Climate Community Election 2022 Newry

Halt the Work, Save the Trees! – Grant

Workers Party candidate Nicola Grant has demanded that the Department of Infrastructure calls an immediate halt to work on the Flood Alleviation scheme on the Old Warrenpoint Road . ” It is beyond belief that 200 year old oak trees coud be put at risk, never mind cut down. Yet it appears that that is exactly […]

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Agriculture Armagh Climate Community Election 2022 Newry South Armagh

Executive Department for Energy and Climate Change Would Help Fight Against Climate Crisis, says Coade

The best way to fight the climate crisis locally is to create an Executive Department for Energy and Climate Change, Alliance Newry and Armagh Assembly candidate Jackie Coade has said. Jackie said the move, one of Alliance’s priorities around the issue of climate change contained in the party’s upcoming Assembly election manifesto, would ensure the […]

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Banbridge Business Climate Crime Upper Bann

Banbridge Company Fined for Breach of Consent at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court

County Down company Gibson Bros Ltd have been fined £1,000 plus £15 Offenders Levy at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court today for Breach of Consent. The Court was told that on 10 January 2021 a Senior Water Quality Inspector (SWQI) acting on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) responded to a number of reports of […]

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Climate Community Newry

Climate Action Festival for Newry

New innovative festival will discuss how Newry can play its part in the Climate Change crisis. Newry City’s Climate Action Festival is taking place the weekend 22 – 24 April 2022. The event is planned to coincide with Earth Day and events are being held in Newry, Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. Special guest and keynote speaker […]

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Climate Community Council Government NMD Council South Down

Striking Artwork from Schools’ Environmental Poster Competition Winners

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Schools’ Environmental Poster Competition winners have produced eye catching posters on an environmental theme. The competition was open to both Primary and Secondary schools across the district, and the overall winners of this year’s main prize are local pupils Effie McMullan from Sacred Heart Primary School, Dundrum and Laura […]

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Climate Community Crime South Down

NI Water Warn of Wildfire Risks

Recent fires burning across the Mournes have caused severe damage to the natural environment of the area. Wildfires not only pose a risk to human life, wildlife, property and the environment, but also to our drinking water supply. Rebecca Allen, Catchment Liaison Officer at NI Water explains why these nature landscapes must be protected: “While we […]

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Agriculture Climate Community Government Stormont

£2.9million Funding For Environmental Projects

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced £2.9million funding for the delivery of 22 environmental projects across Northern Ireland during an oral statement to the NI Assembly. The Environment Fund for 2022 / 2023 will enable the not-for-profit organisations and councils to deliver key environmental projects that will focus on habitat restoration; species monitoring; enhancement […]