Archibald welcomes Blue Flag status
Sinn Féin's Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed news that six of the ten beaches in the north awarded the title Blue Flag Beaches 2016 are on the north coast.
Ten beaches in the North have been awarded the title Blue Flag Beaches 2016.
They include: Castlerock, Benone, Downhill, Portrush, Portstewart, Whiterocks, Tyrella, Murlough, Crawfordsburn and Cranfield Bay.
The East Derry MLA said:
"On the north coast we are blessed with our natural heritage and stunning coastline. It is fantastic to have this recognised with the awarding of the Blue Flags.
"The Blue Flag status is an endorsement for the local area. It is good news for the tourism industry and will boost the profile of the north coast.
"Those who are responsible for the upkeep of the beaches must be commended and congratulated for these achievements."CRÍOCH/ENDS