Category Archives: Environment

A challenging environment

Chair of the Committee for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Linda Dillon, discusses the make-up of the new department and the implications of Brexit. The integration of the functions of the former...

Waste management

In the last year Northern Ireland’s local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste levels have stayed largely the same but our energy recovery rate has improved by some 2.7 per cent and landfill...

Another big year for planning

It’s hard to believe that it is almost two years since the biggest shake up of planning powers in four decades, when planning was repatriated to local government. Our new planning system...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the 22nd UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco.

COP22 in Marrakech

A total of 111 nations have now ratified the Paris climate agreement and the recent COP22 in Marrakech has outlined a 2018 target for implementation. Amid the impending election of probably the...

Air quality in Northern Ireland

The fourteenth annual Northern Ireland air quality report, Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2015, indicates that most air quality objectives for key pollutants were met in full. agendaNi details. It is estimated...

Who’s who

An overview of some of the key players in the agri-food industry on the island of Ireland. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: Simon Coveney TD Simon Coveney holds a B.Sc....