Information released by DAERA 2018

The table below summarises the requests received by the Department during 2018 which are considered to be of wider public interest.

To read the Department's response to each request click on the DAERA reference number.

Date received Summary of information requested DAERA reference number

Details in relation to new Westminster legislation and Northern Ireland Office (NIO) guidance aimed at clarifying the powers of civil servants in the absence of devolved ministers for the period from August 2018 to present.

07/09/2018 Staffing numbers in Ballykelly House and Forest Service Enniskillen HQ DAERA/2018-0261

Information on the numbers of successful FBIS Tier 2 applications & the amount of grant committed to the successful applicants.


1) How many outstanding decisions or "cross-cutting" decisions does your department have that require ministerial approval?

2) Where possible, can you further specify the precise details of any such decisions and what they are regarding.

02/08/2018 How much did DAERA spend on tackling air pollution in 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18? And what projects was this funding allocated to? DAERA/2018-0230
24/07/2018 Please confirm the number and type of dangerous animals that are kept under license as pets in Northen Ireland?

09/07/2018 A breakdown of information relating to every FOI request made to DAERA from 1st October 2017 to 31st March 2018 DAERA/2018-0196

The business case supporting the installation of the fence at Ballyquintin point, costs and any environmental studies that accompanied it.

04/05/2018 Information in relation to the use of Ministerial cars DAERA/2018-0120
21/04/2018 Information on silt sampling from Lough Neagh DAERA/2018-0105

The total amount Balcas has paid to the DAERA in exchange for wood / timber sourced from DAERA property over the last six years?
The total amount paid to DAERA from all sources for wood / timber sourced from DAERA property over the last six years? If this can be broken down by company that would be appreciated.


Copies of all consents, permits or licences in connection with Dalradian Goldmine. These will include, but not be limited to:

  • Discharge consents
  • Waste Management Licence
  • PPC (IE) Permit
  • Waste Management Exemptions
  • Mine Waste Management Plan
13/04/2018 All material held by the department about the resignation of Andrew Crawford as SpAD in January 2017. DAERA/2018-0089
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