Construction Ireland Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
14/01/2022

Environment Strategy Consultation To Close Next Week

Construction News Image
Members of the public are being urged to take part in the new Environment Strategy consultation before it closes next week.

Closing on Tuesday 18 January, the consultation will inform the strategy which aims to set out Northern Ireland's environmental priorities for the coming decades. When complete, it will form part of the Executive's Green Growth Delivery Framework, featuring a mix of both existing and new environmental targets/objectives for DAERA and all Northern Ireland departments with a role in improving the environment.

Calling on the public to make their voices heard, Environment Minister Edwin Poots said: "Northern Ireland has a diverse and beautiful range of biodiversity across our natural environment. We all need to urgently act to protect it. I launched the consultation on Northern Ireland's first ever Environment Strategy at the COP26 conference in November, emphasising just how high a priority it is to make Northern Ireland a global environmental leader and fighting climate change.

-- Advertisement --

"It's a central companion to my Green Growth plans and covers so many aspects of our lives. This Strategy will form the basis for a coherent and effective set of interventions that can deliver real improvements in the quality of the environment. Improving the health and well-being of all who live and work here; create economic opportunities and enable us to play our part in protecting the global environment for many decades to come."

He added: "It is of great importance that everyone with an interest in the Environment Strategy gets their views in before the deadline on midnight next Tuesday 18 January. The Environment strategy will underpin all our efforts against climate change and help ensure a bright future for the next generation. The Department intends to publish the final Strategy by early spring 2022. Please don't delay, respond today at: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/consultations/environment-strategy-consultation."

Latest Construction News

26/01/2022

Coffey Water has started works to upgrade Ahascragh Wastewater Treatment Plant. The works are taking place to end the discharge of inadequately treated wastewater into the Bunowen River has commenced. Irish Water, in partnership with Galway County Council, are upgrading the plant to provide treatme
26/01/2022

NI Water has won a major Green Apple Award 2021 for restoration work carried out at Tullychurry Forest, Co. Fermanagh and Lough Bradan forest Co. Tyrone. The accolade was awarded under the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice Category and work was carried out on behalf of NI Water by
26/01/2022

Funding of €65 million has been approved for 497 projects under the 2022 Summer Works Scheme in Ireland. Minister for Education Norma Foley TD made the announcement. Minister Foley said: "I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and de
26/01/2022

NI Rural Affairs Minister, Edwin Poots has visited one of the first rural halls to benefit from his £2 million fund to refurbish around 50 similar community facilities across Northern Ireland. During his visit to Glenloughan Orange Hall in Kilkeel, he saw the poor condition it was in which highligh
26/01/2022

Evidence of growth within the construction plant and forestry sectors can be seen in a number of job openings at leading Komatsu distributor, McHale Plant Sales – all fuelled by what company chairman, Michael McHale says is "an uplift in the economy, renewed confidence on the part of plant users, an
25/01/2022

Grant has announced a new partnership with the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC), which will see the leading home heating solutions company supporting the IGBC in accelerating the decarbonisation of residential heating. Pat Barry CEO at the Irish Green Building Council said: "Decarbonising our ho
25/01/2022

Ballyclare-based Hagan Homes has installed a life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) at its Tides development in Carrickfergus. The installation of the device, which is an essential life-saving tool that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest,
25/01/2022

An NI Green Party Councillor has called on the Infrastructure Minister to increase funding for active travel and cycling infrastructure. Cllr Brian Smyth said: "The NI Executive only spends around £2 per person on active travel, compared to £66 per head of population in the Republic of Ireland. Inc
25/01/2022

City development plan apartment rules should be based on housing need and not on developers' profits, according to Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin. Teachta Ó Broin said: "The draft development plans for Dublin City and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown are seeking to limit the proliferation of bui
25/01/2022

Irish Water and Cork City Council are starting the next stage of the Cork South Docks Network Extension and Upgrade Project. The €1.2m investment in the project will deliver increased water supply capacity to the South Docks, which is essential to facilitate future development and economic growth i
IIS SpaceC T WorkwearLaffan Concrete PumpsRatio RecruitmentGround Protection IrelandTapco Roofing ProductsPipelife Ireland LtdGerard Healy Plant HireIrish Docket BooksFrank Garvey Plant Hire & Groundwork
Terms and Conditions