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Car Boot Sale at Mount Stewart

Saturday 2nd April
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Ballysillan Community Garden

Sunday 3rd April
Ballysillan Community Garden, North Belfast
Free

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’This Land’ – a play on fracking

Wednesday 6th April
Riverside Theatre, Coleraine
£8 – £10

’This Land’ – a play on fracking

Thursday 7th April
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
£8 – £10

’This Land’ – a play on fracking

Friday 8th April
Waterside Theatre, Derry~Londonderry
£8 – £10

’This Land’ – a play on fracking

Saturday 9th April
The MAC, Belfast
£8 – £10

Good Food Market

Saturday 9th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Fishery Open Weekend

Saturday 9th April
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring in Action for the Beach Clean

Sunday 10th April
Murlough NNR
N/A

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Hedge Management

Sunday 17th April
Gilford Castle
Free

World Heritage Day

Sunday 17th April
Giant’s Causeway
Normal Admission, Members Free

Pet Nose Day

Sunday 17th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Northern Ireland Philanthropy Fortnight 2016 It’s the Economy Stupid!: Investing in Heritage

Monday 18th April
The Performance Area, Linen Hall Library
Free

1916 and After

Monday 18th April
Down County Museum
Free

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NIEL Environmental Hustings Event

Friday 22nd April
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island
Free

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Music at the Summer House

Sunday 24th April
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Four Peaks Challenge

Sunday 24th April
Divis and the Black Mountain
Adult £3

Jazz in the Gardens

Sunday 24th April
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Paws in the Park

Saturday 30th April
Castle Coole
Normal Admission, Members Free

Vintage Rally

Saturday 30th April
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Spring Plant Fair

Saturday 30th April
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

 

EC Challenge on Strangford 16 March 2012

EC challenge on Strangford Lough

The Department of Environment and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development confirmed that a letter has been received from the European Commission outlining their final position in respect of the management of Strangford Lough.

The Commission has raised concerns about the protection of the remaining communities of Horse Mussels (modiolous), the control and assessment of pot fishing and acquaculture activities and enhance restoration of habitat.

Alex Attwood said: “A formal letter has been received from the EU commencing a process of investigation and dialogue. Our response must be decisive. We need to demonstrate that the horse mussel reef issue is being conclusively addressed. I will be discussing this issue with my Executive colleague Michelle O’Neill. We have until May this year to convince the EU that any deterioration is being addressed, beyond which infraction awaits”

Minister O’Neill added “My Department has responsibility for fisheries management in the Lough. I remain disappointed with the Commission interpretation but I am determined to develop a response which fully matches our responsibility under the Habitats Directive. I have undertaken to meet fishermen in the near future to discuss options with them and officials from both Departments will be working hard together to develop a satisfactory management regime for the future.”

Minister Attwood concluded “Following my meetings in Brussels, I am arranging to return to Brussels in the next few weeks to discuss with senior EU officials – and I hope with the Environment Commissioner – to attempt to ensure understanding of measures to protect the horse mussel reef, a sustainable fishing industry working in harmony within the ethos of the Habitats Directive and to show an unambiguous determination to settle the matter once and for all”.