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Events

 

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Geology Walk at Portmuck

Saturday 1st July
Port Muck
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Go Wild with the Rangers

Saturday 1st July
Carrick–a–Rede
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Car Bazaar

Saturday 1st July
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Rubbish Art

Saturday 1st July
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Summer Music Sessions in the Drying Green

Sunday 2nd July
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Lazy Sundays

Sunday 2nd July
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Foster Green Hospital, South Belfast – Laurel Clearance

Sunday 2nd July
Foster Green Hospital, South Belfast
Free

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Powering the Electric and Low Emission Vehicle Future – Increasing Uptake, Opportunities for the Motor Industry & the Energy Grid

Wednesday 5th July
Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA
See website for details

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Butterfly Safari

Saturday 8th July
Portstewart Strand
Adult £2, Child £1, Member Adult £2, Child £1

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Pirates Picnic

Wednesday 12th July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Teddy Bears Picnic

Wednesday 12th July
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Go Wild with the Rangers

Friday 14th July
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Geology Walk at Bloody Bridge

Saturday 15th July
Bloody Bridge
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Bug Detectives

Wednesday 19th July
Mount Stewart
£7.50 per participant

We Want to Hear From You

Thursday 20th July
Castle Archdale
Free

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A Stroll in the Summer Garden

Saturday 22nd July
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Pop up Camping

Saturday 22nd July
Florence Court
Two person tent £30

Summer Music Series

Sunday 23rd July
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Wildlife Trackers

Wednesday 26th July
Mount Stewart
£7.50 per participant

Legacy Fundraising Masterclass with Richard Radcliffe

Thursday 27th July
Ulster University, 25–51 York Street, Belfast BT15 1ED
£25

Woodland Craft Skills Day

Friday 28th July
Cushendun
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Have a go at: Bushcraft Fire

Saturday 29th July
Strangford Lough
Adult Free, Child £3

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Better Together? Northern Ireland and the EU 

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Update on “Brexit”

NIEL-UFU

NIEL Members meeting with Ulster Farmers’ Union to discuss Brexit

Event: Brexit – Implications for the Environment on the island of Ireland

Environment Links UK and Greener UK submission to the Lords EU Select Committee Inquiry – Brexit: devolution

White Paper on UK exit from the European Union

NIEL submission to All–island Civic Dialogue on Brexit

Post–Referendum Briefing Paper: Establishing the best outcome for NI

NIEL response to Environmental Audit Committee InquiryNIEL briefing on Brexit to the British Irish Parliamentary AssemblyNIEL briefing on Brexit for AERA Committee

On 23rd June 2016, the UK will be holding a referendum on whether it should remain in or leave the EU. The exact wording of the referendum question will be:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

NIEL have a neutral position with regard to the UK Referendum issue. We have received funding from the EU Commission Office in London to host 4 events to stimulate debate in Northern Ireland on the issues in this Referendum through a programme of events under the title ‘Better Together? Northern Ireland and the EU. This funding is given on the strict understanding that we will remain neutral.

Main points of the NIEL Better Together? Proposal

  • 3 separate sectoral workshops debating the merits of EU membership for NI, namely, Business sector; Farming/Rural sector, and Civil Society/ NGO sector
  • A final cross sectoral Conference event drawing together the outcomes of the sectoral workshops which will then be debated by elected representatives (MEPs, MPs, MLAs as well as academics, economists, industry leaders and members of civil society)

During development of our programme of events NIEL became aware of the EU Debate NI initiative and are collaborating with EU Debate NI in the design and delivery of the three following events:


Event 1 – “Implications of remaining in or leaving the EU for business, voluntary sector, NGOs & public bodies”


To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Belfast City Hall Event on 5th February 2016…


Event 2 – “Cross–Border Issues, Local Business & Local Government”

To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Derry/Londonderry Event on 9th March 2016…

 

Event 3  “To remain or leave? Consequences for Environment, CAP, Fisheries Policy & Agri–Food”

To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Summary Report: Craigavon Event on 10th March 2016…

Event 4 “ Europe – Competing Visions”


To view photos from the event, please click here…

LucidTalk presentation on the polls…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Europe – “Competing Visions” Event on 2nd June 2016…


The EU Referendum – what others are saying…

BBC News – The UK’s EU referendum: All you need to know

BBC Radio Ulster – Podcast: Brexit and the Irish border – What happens if the UK leaves the EU?

CBI – A Business Assessment of EU Reform

CBI Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

Centre for Cross Border Studies – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

Centre for Democracy and Peace Building – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

CIEEM – EU Referendum and the Environment

Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

EU Debate NI / Queen’s University Belfast  To Remain Or Leave?

Friends of the Earth – Position Paper on European Union Membership

Institute for European Environmental Policy – The potential policy and environmental consequences for the UK of a departure from the European Union

Institute for International and European Affairs – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

NatCen Social Research – How Deeply Does Britain’s Euroscepticism Run?

National Farmer’s Union – Brexit: The Key Questions For British Farming

National Farmer’s Union – Q&As: the EU

NICVA – EU Referendum and the VCSE sector

Northern Ireland Assembly – The EU referendum and potential implications for Northern Ireland

The People’s Movement – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

RSPB – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

RSPB – RSPB NI concerned that Brexit could impact on wildlife preservation

The UK in a Changing Europe – The EU Referendum and the UK Environment: An Expert Review

Ulster Farmer’s Union – Presentation on impact of Brexit to House of Commons NI Affairs Committee

Westminster Northern Ireland Affairs Committee – NI and the EU Referendum Inquiry