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 […]

Armagh Banbridge Climate Community Constituency Downpatrick Kilkeel Louth Lurgan Monaghan Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh South Down Upper Bann Warrenpoint

High Temperatures Will Continue for at Least a Week

The NI Weather & Flood Advisory Service has issued the following advisory A Level 1 Advisory for High Temperature has been issued for Northern Ireland. Advisory valid 9th – 15th August 2022 This advisory has been issued due higher temperatures we are to this week and into the weekend. Day-time Temperatures will be in the […]

Banbridge Climate Community Constituency Government Infrastructure Stormont Upper Bann

Northern Ireland Still Lagging Behind on Electric Vehicle Charging Provision

Northern Ireland is still lagging behind when it comes to the introduction of electric vehicle charging provision, Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has said, after it was revealed the Department for Infrastructure (DFI) was still only engaging in discussions with other Departments on the issue. Responding to an Assembly question, the DFI stated it was still […]

Business Climate Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh

Newry Business Gets Funding to Tackle Climate Change

Newry company Food Safe System, a technology company that simplifies and automates the food compliance procedures for hospitality and food service businesses, has been awarded £5,000 as part of Live Here Love Here’s Climate Challenge Fund, where schools, local councils, community and youth groups and businesses across Northern Ireland benefitted from grants to help put […]

Climate Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Carnagat Tyre Dumping Condemned and Cleared

Sinn Féin Councillor, Roisin Mulgrew, has condemned the dumping of a large quantity of tyres in Carnagat earlier this week. The Newry City councillor said: “There was a very large number of tyres and other pieces of litter removed from the area earlier this week. “Materials such as this pose a risk to our local […]