Category Archives: Environment

Brexit would be bad for business

Leading figures in the agriculture industry discuss the implications of a Brexit for agri-food sectors. The pending referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU and the potential implications of a ‘Brexit’...

Mark H Durkan interview: community power

New Environment Minister Mark H Durkan talks to Owen McQuade about his plans for transferring power from central government, ultimately down to councils and communities. Other priorities include climate change, road safety...

Kennedy: more road gritters needed

An independent review into the Roads Service’s winter service programme has praised its response during severe weather but called for more investment in new gritting vehicles. The review was commissioned by Transport...

Farm payment plans published

Following on from the Common Agricultural Policy reform package, Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has set out her proposals on changing direct payments to farmers. A consultation on the topic runs until 17...

New Local Government Bill

The Local Government Bill, designed to reduce the number of councils from 26 to 11, has been presented to the Assembly by Environment Minister Mark H Durkan. It passed its second stage...

Valuing nature

agendaNi takes a look at the Department of the Environment’s recently published biodiversity strategy. The Department of the Environment recently published its latest biodiversity strategy. The strategy, entitled ‘Valuing Nature’ is focused...

The challenge of sustainability

The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) state of the environment report confirms a curate’s egg scenario as the EU pushes for ecological sustainability  Europe is still on its journey of helping to meet...

Teaching sustainability

Adam Morton talks to Eco-Schools Manager, Carmel Fyfe about the project and the benefits of teaching young children about the importance of sustainability.  The Eco-Schools project is a world-wide environmental programme. 58...

Recycling in numbers

agendaNi takes a look at Northern Ireland’s recycling efforts throughout 2014-15. The Department of the Environment has recently published Northern Ireland’s Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste Management Statistics for 2014/15. In the...