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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Coca–Cola Coast Care Awards, Live Here Love Here are calling for you to nominate your Coastal and Inland Waterway Hero!

Friday 1st September

Castlerock Walk Fest

Saturday 2nd September
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
N/A

Car Bazaar

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

Autumn Book Fair at The Argory

Saturday 2nd September
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission, Members Free

Bushcraft for Beginners

Saturday 2nd September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£35 including a packed lunch

Rea’s Wood – Removal of Sycamore Trees in Wet–woodland

Sunday 3rd September
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Ards Beach Cleaning

Saturday 9th September
Strangford Lough meet at Portaferry
No Charge

NI Environment Week – Benburb Castle

Saturday 9th September
Benburb Castle
Free

NI Environment Week – Picnic with nature at Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – The Park After Dark – Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – Walk on the wild side – Creggan Country Park

Saturday 9th September
Creggan Country Park

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NI Environment Week – Brexit: The Future of the Environment in NI

Monday 11th September
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Free

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NI Environment Week – Batty about bats!

Wednesday 13th September
Rathfern Community Centre, Knockenagh Avenue, Carnmoney

NI Environment Week – Get your hands dirty!

Thursday 14th September
Various
Free

NI Environment Week – Creggan Heritage Trail for 50+ groups

Thursday 14th September
Creggan Country Park

NI Environment Week – Power from the Planet – Creggan Country Park

Friday 15th September
Creggan Country Park

Hedge Fun

Saturday 16th September
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Wildlife Tracking

Saturday 16th September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£45 including lunch

NI Environment Week – Food from the Hills, Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre

Saturday 16th September
Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre
£5 per person (Belfast Hills Friends discounted rate of £3)

MCS Beachwatch

Sunday 17th September
Murlough NNR
No Charge

Foraging for Wild Foods and Medicine

Sunday 17th September
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£40

Killard Point near Strangford – Beachwatch

Sunday 17th September
Killard Point
Free

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Blue Opportunities: The Marine Economy in the NPA

Thursday 21st September
Marine Institute, Rinville West, Oranmore, Galway
Free

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Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 24th September
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Brexit: Debating the Way Forward for Agriculture and the Environment in Northern Ireland

Friday 29th September
CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Rd, BT41 4PS
Free

Red Squirrel Day

Saturday 30th September
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Tea Blending

Saturday 30th September
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Better Together? Northern Ireland and the EU 

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Update on “Brexit”

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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