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Call for Input on Forthcoming Private Tenancies Bill

Thursday 21st October 2021

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Communities has asked us to pass on the following call for input from private rental tenants on the forthcoming Private Tenancies Bill.

The Assembly’s Committee for Communities is inviting all private rental tenants to respond to a ‘Call for Views’ on the new Private Tenancies Bill, which focuses on the role and regulation of the private rented housing sector.

Energy Audit of Rathlin Homes

Thursday 7th October 2021

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Energy Co-operatives Ireland Ltd have been commissioned by Rathlin Sustainable Island Network (RSIN), with the support of Invest Northern Ireland to carry out a comprehensive Scoping Study which will map out the potential future of sustainability and renewable energy on Rathlin.

Chimney Sweep

Wednesday 6th October 2021

A chimney sweep will be on the island in the near future, if anyone would like to book them, please call Francis on 079 1294 4512.

Socio-economic Development Worker Job Opportunity

Monday 4th October 2021

The RDCA is pleased to announce the advertisement for a Socio-economic Development Worker for a new post to work with the LIFE RAFT project - Rathlin Acting For Tomorrow: Removing invasive non-native ferrets and rats from the Rathlin Island Special Protection Area.

Rathlin Island is Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island, with a permanent community of around 160 people. Rathlin is of great importance for wildlife at both national and EU levels, but this wildlife is under threat from invasive non-native ferrets and rats.

NIW Work on Church Brae

Monday 4th October 2021

NIW will be working on Church Brae all week, with the road closed to traffic. There will be more updates later in the week on other work.

Register of Interest for Relief Staff for St Mary's Primary School

Thursday 30th September 2021

The Board of Governors of St Mary’s Primary School, Rathlin, would like to invite interested individuals to apply to the Register of Interest for Relief Staff for the school. This can be done online here. Categories include: Relief cleaning staff; Relief classroom assistants; Relief grounds maintenance. Please note: Anyone who is employed in the school in a temporary relief position will also need to complete an Access NI check.

Launch of High Street Spend Local Card

Wednesday 29th September 2021

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The application process for the Department for the Economy's High Street Spend Local card has now opened online. For more information, see here, and the online application starts here.

LIFE Raft Job Opportunities

Tuesday 14th September 2021

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Interruption to Water Supply, Maintenance at West Light

Monday 13th September 2021

There will be interruptions to the water supply tomorrow, Tuesday 14th September between 9.00am and 2.00pm. During this time, the public toilets at the harbour will not be in use. Also tomorrow, the West Light Seabird Centre will be closed between 9.00am and 1.00pm for maintenance by Irish Lights.

Major Conservation Project for Rathlin Island Gets Green Light

Thursday 9th September 2021

Media Release from the LIFE RAFT Project:

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Major Conservation Project for Rathlin Island Gets Green Light

A £4.5 million conservation project that will safeguard Rathlin Island’s internationally important
seabird population and wildlife has been given the go ahead, following major funding.

The partnership project, known as Rathlin Acting for Tomorrow (LIFE RAFT), has received funding

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