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Sheepland Coast path temporary closure for conservation and safety reasonsOpens in a new window.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Down District Council today confirmed that members of the public will not have access to part of the public pathway which runs from Rocks Road to Sheepland Road for three weeks in October to allow sheep to graze and maintain the right conditions for new seed germination.
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Lisbellaw man jailed for six months for non payment of finesOpens in a new window.
Rare stranding of young Basking Shark near Millisle Co. DownOpens in a new window.
Exceptional archaeological wealth unearthed at Drumclay Crannog, Fermanagh: DurkanOpens in a new window.
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Minister Durkan Planning Local Government
Minister Durkan

Mark H Durkan was announced as the SDLP Minister for the Environment on 16 July 2013, replacing former Minister Alex Attwood.

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Protect the Environment Education and Places to Visit Information
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