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Student Seeking Sightings and Information on Hares in NI

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Anthony Hallam, a PhD student at Queens University Belfast is requesting public participation in his three-year project which will investigate the present distribution and status of the European hare in Northern Ireland.

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DOE Consults on Snare Legislation

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Department of the Environment is consulting on its proposals to make subordinate legislation to further regulate the use of snares in Northern Ireland, through the Snares Order (NI) 2013.
The Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (NI) 2011 introduced new controls over the use of snares in NI and during the passage of the Bill there was debate on whether the use of snares should continue to be permitted.

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Paula, Audrey and Martin Divilly

‘Rural Oscars’ 2012 –Ireland’s Winners Announced

Monday, 11 February 2013

The regional winners for the Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, have been announced. 
These awards celebrate the characters, skills and dedication of the people who keep the countryside alive through enterprise and good quality produce and services.  Judging of the finalists has now taken place and the winners for each region announced. 

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Survey on perception and awareness of wild deer in Ireland

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Dr Fidelma Butler and Dr Ruth Carden, University College Cork, are leading a research team who have been awarded a grant by the Dept. of Agriculture, Food & the Marine to examine the use of forests by deer in Ireland.

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Nolans of Kilcullen 2011 National Winner

The Rural Oscars – Countryside Alliance Ireland’s finalists announced

Friday, 30 November 2012

Ireland’s finalists have been announced in the 2012 Countryside Alliance Awards; nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’.  Top businesses are vying for one of four all-Ireland Awards and the chance to go on to win a UK & Ireland title. 

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Ash Dieback Disease – Chalara fraxinea

Friday, 9 November 2012

Countryside Alliance Ireland would like to ask our members to be vigilant in respect of Chalara ash dieback disease. 

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Petrol Pumps

Survey on Price of Fuel in NI

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Consumer Council is responding to the Office of Fair Trading’s call for information on the UK petrol and diesel sector, and has launched an online survey to gather information regarding consumers’ views on the price of fuel.  

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Shoot, Cook and Eat at Belle Isle Cookery School

Thursday, 26 July 2012

In October Belle Isle Cookery School is organising something a little different for game lovers who would also enjoy some sport by offering two ‘Shoot, Cook, and Eat’ days. Particularly suitable for less experienced shots, the morning will be devoted to pigeon shooting around the beautiful Belle Isle Estate. This will be followed by a light lunch in the Cookery School and a hands-on cookery lesson with Belle Isle’s renowned chef Corrie Cadden.

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Destroy Noxious Weeds Now

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

DARD is reminding farmers and landowners of the need to destroy noxious weeds, such as ragwort and wild oats. 

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Sightings of Barn Owls required

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

The barn owl is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic species, but unfortunately one of the most endangered, with less than 30 to 55 breeding pairs estimated to be left in Northern Ireland.

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