The merging of environment and agriculture
A new mandate, a new Environment

Local government underwent significant structural change in 2015 with the number of councils reducing from 26 to 11, and the transfer of many functions from central to local government. This has brought changes to the

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Map showing the top five NI export markets 2017
Northern Ireland trade in goods, 2017

This blog post uses the most recent annual data from the HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Regional Trade Statistics [Download: Excel file] to provide an overview of Northern Ireland’s (NI) current position with regard to

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The border on Killeen School Road, near Newry (Image: Oliver Dixon, under Creative Commons)
Is road safety worse in the border region?

Death and serious injury from road traffic collisions (RTCs) are tragic events bringing untold pain and suffering on families. At the same time, through better understanding of what causes them and targeting appropriate action, they

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