27/06/2016

Other News In Brief

Jarvis Re-Appointed Chairperson Of NIFHA

Mr Terry Jarvis has been re-appointed as Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority (NIFHA).

The Authority has a statutory responsibility for improving, managing and maintaining the three fishery harbours and harbour estates of Ardglass, Kilkeel, and Portavogie and for operating the facilities which are provided at these harbours.

The re-appointment will be effective from the 26 June 2016 and will be for a further four year period.

Choice To Sponsor ENHR 2016 Conference

Social housing landlord, Choice, is to sponsor the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) 2016 conference.

The event is set to welcome more than 400 international researchers to Belfast this week (28 June – 1st July).

It is the first time that the prestigious ENHR conference will be held in Northern Ireland and housing professionals and academics from across the continent will examine issues relating to Governance, Territory and Housing during active study tours in Belfast, Armagh and L'Derry.
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Michael McDonnell, Chief Executive of Choice Housing, said: "It is a great honour to welcome colleagues and influential thought leaders from across Europe. Northern Ireland has been long regarded as a pioneer of innovative housing solutions that promote exceptional outcomes for communities, enterprise and society. We have a lot of valuable experiences and lessons to share with the global community and a lot we can still learn from others who have overcome challenges that are similar to ours."

Alliance Pays Tribute To Lord Mayhew

Alliance Leader David Ford has paid tribute to former Northern Ireland Secretary of State Lord Mayhew, who has passed away aged 86.

Lord Mayhew was the longest-serving Secretary of State, representing the Conservative Government from 1992 - 1997.

Mr Ford said: "Lord Mayhew served as Secretary of State in difficult times.

"He played a key role in John Major's cabinet and also served as Attorney General. It was during his time as Secretary of State that talks began which eventually led to the Good Friday Agreement.

"Lady Mayhew also worked alongside her husband to support groups working to promote reconciliation. No-one can deny the commitment they both showed to seeking peace in Northern Ireland. The transformation to a peaceful society will remain a large part of Patrick Mayhew's political legacy."

(CD)

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