Stormont Committee Visits Giant’s Causeway

Session: 2007/2008

Date: 14 March 2008

Reference: ENV 02/07/08

The Committee for the Environment today held a public meeting at the Causeway Hotel to look at the National Trust/Moyle District Council proposals for a visitors’ centre at the Giant’s Causeway. The Committee was also briefed on a National Trust environmental report “ Shifting Shores: Living with a Changing Coastline”.

The Chairperson, Patsy McGlone, MLA, said, “This local meeting has allowed us to see just how important the Giant’s Causeway—a world heritage site—is for Northern Ireland; not just in terms of tourism but also in preserving and protecting our local environment.

“The reports we have had today from the National Trust and Moyle District Council also emphasise the real benefits to be gained from joined up working and we would wish to encourage and support this strategy. We look forward to receiving their progress reports on the development of the project being undertaken.”

The Committee also inspected the Giant’s Causeway as part of their visit to the Causeway Coast.

Notes to editors

The Committee for the Environment will next meet on Thursday 3 April 2008 at 10.30am in Room 144, Parliament Buildings.

Committee Membership
Patsy McGlone, Chairperson
Cathal Boylan, Deputy Chairperson
Billy Armstrong
Trevor Clarke
David Ford
Tommy Gallagher
Samuel Gardiner
Ian McCrea
Daithí McKay
Alastair Ross
Peter Weir

Further information can be obtained from: - 
Debra Savage
Information Office, Parliament Buildings

Ms Patricia Casey
Clerk to the Committee
Committee for the Environment,
Room 245,
Parliament Buildings,
Belfast BT4 3XX.

Patsy McGlone, MLA, chairperson, Stormont Assembly Committee of the Environment, with Diane Ruddock, National Trust, and Councillor Madeline Black, chairperson, Moyle District Council, during a recent visit to the Giants Causeway by the Environment committee

Committee for the Environment at a recent public meeting at the Giant’s Causeway

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