Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our website effective and useful for you. To continue, please accept the use of cookies.

I accept

How we use cookies

Northern Ireland Environment Link Logo
 

News

 

Events

 

Dec 2017 right left

    
01

Christmas Fair at The Argory

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

03
04
05

NIEL AGM 2017 & GDPR Information Session

Wednesday 6th December
Window on Wildlife (WOW), Belfast
Free

Santa’s Magical Kingdom at The Argory

Thursday 7th December
The Argory, Moy
Adult £7 Child £15

Fermanagh Choral Society Christmas Concerts

Friday 8th December
Castle Coole
Adult £15

Yuletide Market at Rowallane

Saturday 9th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Have a go: Coppicing

Saturday 9th December
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Magical Christmas

Saturday 9th December
Castle Coole
Adult £5, Child £15

Belfast’s First Repair Café

Saturday 9th December
Farset Labs, Belfast
Free

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 10th December
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

11
12
13
14
15

Dec out your Gingerbread Man

Saturday 16th December
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free, Donations Welcome

Christmas Social Event

Sunday 17th December
Members House
N/K

18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
      
 

Ash Dieback in Northern Ireland 15 April 2013

First cases of disease are identified in imported saplings in Co Down and Co Antrim

The first outbreak of ash dieback has been confirmed in Northern Ireland.

The tree disease Chalara was identified in imported young saplings at five sites in Co Down and Co Antrim.

Statutory notices have been served on owners of the plantations requiring the destruction of around 5,000 affected ash saplings and associated plant debris.

A number of other sites are also being investigated as part of an ongoing surveillance programme.

The Northern Ireland minister for agricultural and rural development, Michelle O’Neill, said agriculture officials in the Irish Republic had been alerted about the outbreak.

Land owned by the National Trust at Runkerry, close to the Giant’s Causeway on the north Antrim coast, is believed to be one of the affected areas.

O’Neill added: “Legislation was introduced north and south last month banning the import and movement of ash plants for planting from infected areas.

“However, we must remain vigilant as this disease still poses a very serious threat. I would appeal for a responsible approach over the coming season. I encourage all stakeholders to be alert for signs of this disease and report findings.”