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Friends of the Earth Reaction to BBC Spotlight Programme On Illegal Dumping

Could this happen in County Down? Are we safe? With our pristine landscape  in the Lecale area, Strangford Lough and Mournes of immense value to tourism, the blight of illegal dumping has been largely avoided so far. But farther afield an environmental furore has emerged following breaches in planning and…

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Time To Clean Up Politics Says Friends of the Earth

Is it time to burst the bubble surrounding the political parties in Northern Ireland regarding the sources of their party funding? Friends of the Earth’s Northern Ireland Director today (4 September) said the upcoming start of the new Parliamentary session was an opportunity to clean up politics. The campaigning group…

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New Planning Policy to Boost Tourism Says Attwood

THE Environment Minister Alex Attwood has  issued a new planning policy for sustainable tourism development. His Department has said that Planning Policy Statement (PPS) 16 will bring forward clearer, more flexible planning policy creating more opportunities for tourism that will be beneficial to the local economy and will protect tourism…

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Worldbank To Visit Belfast During G8 Summit

On Saturday 15 June, Worldbank will make an appearance at Custom House Square in Belfast. A full range of leaflets will give details of Worldbank services.  Free offers will also be available for prospective customers. Its Belfast launch is being supported by Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland. Worldbank representative Belinda…

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