Workmen ripping up the railway line. Picture: Downpatrick & County Down Railway

DCDR marks 70 years since railway closure

Tomorrow marks 70 years since the first part of Northern Ireland's railway network literally came to the end of the line, with the axe falling on a large part of the old Belfast and County Down Railway, marking the end of 100 years of railway transport in east Down.

Susan Mason, head of NI RICS

New awards to recognise positive impact of built environment

At RICS, we are keenly aware of the impact our industry has on the built environment and those who inhabit it. As built environment professionals, we directly influence the lives of those in the communities surrounding the area we are manipulating, and our efforts (if not carefully considered) could add to the impact of the current climate crisis, writes Susan Mason, head of NI RICS.

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