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Minister Rabbitte announces progress with the Rural Broadband Scheme

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte recently announced progress with the Rural Broadband Scheme which aims to identify the remaining individual premises in rural Ireland that are unable to obtain a broadband service and to provide a service to those premises where requested.  

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Travelling abroad with pets will be easier and cheaper in future

Thursday, 30 June 2011

The movement rules for bringing pets here in relation to rabies vaccination and tick treatment will harmonise with the rest of the European Union from 1 January 2012.

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Countryside Alliance Ireland's Chief Executive Wins Prestigious Sporting Award

Monday, 27 June 2011

Lyall Plant, Chief Executive of Countryside Alliance Ireland was the proud recipient of a ‘Lifetime Commitment Award’ presented to him by Paul Pringle at the Press Reception for the Great Game Fairs of Ireland 2011, held recently at Shanes Castle. 

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Your Vote is needed for RIPPLE Project in National Lottery Awards

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The RIPPLE project, in Ballinderry, Co. Tyrone, has been shortlisted as one of the UK’s top 10 National Lottery funded environmental projects. 

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The Need to Register Rights of Way

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Under new legislation, namely the Land and Conveying Act 2009 which was enacted under the previous government in the Dáil, all rights of way now have to be registered with the Land Registry or Registry of Deeds. 

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Are You Tick Aware?

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Spring is such a beautiful time of year-the budding trees, the blossoming flowers, the new born lambs.  But are you aware of hidden dangers lurking beneath?  It is this time of year that insects and bugs come out of hiding and one of the dangerous bugs which are in the class of arachnids are ticks

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Forest Service Recreational Strategy Consultation

Friday, 13 February 2009

Countryside Alliance Ireland has responded to the recent consultation from the NI Forest Service seeking views on their proposed recreational strategy for the next 10 years.  Our vision for recreation over the next ten years is one where responsible, well-managed and sustainable country sports continue to flourish; their contribution to the well-being of rural communities, the rural economy and the management of our forests are understood and embraced. 

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Minister Announces £100 Million Funding for Rural Development Programme

Monday, 26 January 2009

Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA today announced the proposed allocation of almost £100 million to seven local council groupings to fund vital aspects of the Rural Development Programme.

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FACE - Science for Environment

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

I attach an extract from the last edition addressing river work which may be of interest.”Urban rivers are typically heavily-engineered and polluted with degraded habitats. They are therefore a priority for biodiversity restoration. Research suggests that relatively simple modifications to river walls may potentially encourage biodiversity by significantly improving habitats for plants and animals.

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Support - Communities Against Lough Neagh Incinerator

Friday, 14 March 2008

Communities Against Lough Neagh Incinerator is a group of people from Ballinderry, Glenavy and Crumlin Area who are working together to object and oppose the planned incinerator development at Ballyvannon Road, near Glenavy Co Antrim.

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