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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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Waste criminality “widespread” 19 December 2013

NI waste industry: Criminality is widespread says report


Criminality is widespread in the waste industry in Northern Ireland with at least some involvement by organised crime, a report has found.

Vast profits can be made by the criminals with very little deterrent, according to the independent report for the Department of Environment.

It was commissioned after a huge illegal dump was found near Londonderry in June.

It also discovered that 20 other sites have been investigated.

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said there would be fundamental change in how waste is managed in Northern Ireland.

The report recommends that the entire waste system must be looked at to see how criminals can exploit it, and regulation should be more rigorous and robust.

The review was commissioned in June by Mr Durkan’s predecessor Alex Attwood, after the Northern Ireland Environment Agency discovered 516,000 tonnes of waste near the River Faughan in Mobuoy, near Derry.

The waste was deposited in and around a licensed recycling facility owned and run by City & Industrial Waste Ltd, with the majority of the waste being buried in sand and gravel pits.

The licence of City and Industrial Waste Ltd was revoked and at the time denied any wrongdoing.

The report, by former Welsh Environment Agency director Chris Mills , said it is not known who deposited this waste; however, this was a sophisticated operation which had been carried out over a number of years.

The report also found the scale of the dumping at the Mobuoy site was “on a scale not previously encountered”.

The report can be accessed here.

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