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#An Taisce

# an-taisce - This month November 2022

The winning photographs from this year's Love Your Coast competition
# Clean Coasts
# Clean Coasts

The winning photographs from this year's Love Your Coast competition

Nov 6th 2022, 7:45 AM 39,136 Views 11 Comments

The Love Your Coast photography competition has been running for 13 years, and invites submissions across five categories.

# an-taisce - Last month October 2022

Mater Hospital gets green light for nine-storey Covid expansion despite An Taisce objection
# Mater Hospital
# Mater Hospital

Mater Hospital gets green light for nine-storey Covid expansion despite An Taisce objection

Oct 20th 2022, 1:08 PM 18,336 Views 12 Comments

The hospital has said the development will increase its ICU capacity.

# an-taisce - This year 2022

104 Irish parks and gardens win Green Flag award
# Green Spaces
# Green Spaces

104 Irish parks and gardens win Green Flag award

Sep 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 15,453 Views 9 Comments

Out of 136 Green Flags awarded in Europe today, 104 were in awarded to Ireland.

Litter levels on the rise in beaches and harbours
# IBAL
# IBAL

Litter levels on the rise in beaches and harbours

Sep 5th 2022, 9:20 AM 12,706 Views 24 Comments

The seafront in Bray was again praised, as was Dun Laoghaire, but Kinsale and Dingle deteriorated to ‘littered’ status.

Planning permission for build to rent scheme in Dublin refused after objections
# Dublin
# Dublin

Planning permission for build to rent scheme in Dublin refused after objections

May 5th 2022, 4:39 PM 21,452 Views 29 Comments

Planning permission for the eight storey scheme near Drumcondra Road Lower in Dublin 9 was refused after objections.

Littering in Irish urban centres increased during 2021 - here are the cleanest towns and cities
# Survey
# Survey

Littering in Irish urban centres increased during 2021 - here are the cleanest towns and cities

Jan 4th 2022, 6:45 AM 24,215 Views 33 Comments

PPE litter has also increased in the past year, according to the survey by a business group.

# an-taisce - Last year 2021

An Taisce object to €98 million emergency Covid-19 extension block for Mater hospital
# Extension Blocked
# Extension Blocked

An Taisce object to €98 million emergency Covid-19 extension block for Mater hospital

Oct 5th 2021, 9:51 PM 27,755 Views 25 Comments

The Mater said the new emergency wing ‘will greatly enhance the hospital’s ICU capacity’

Kilkenny cheese plant controversy: Supreme Court to hear appeal against planning decision
# Glanbia
# Glanbia

Kilkenny cheese plant controversy: Supreme Court to hear appeal against planning decision

Sep 24th 2021, 2:13 PM 40,112 Views 57 Comments

Glanbia Ireland chairman John Murphy said the company remains “totally committed to this project”.

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory
# Glanbia
# Glanbia

Minister O'Gorman defends An Taisce after Taoiseach weighs in on Kilkenny cheese factory

May 12th 2021, 9:59 AM 25,676 Views 36 Comments

In the Dáil yesterday, Taoiseach Micheál Martin asked An Taisce not to appeal a planning application granted for a post-Brexit cheese factory.

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms
# Shear Force
# Shear Force

'Whole ditches disappearing overnight': hedgerows falling foul to larger farms

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 76,196 Views 23 Comments

Noteworthy finds biodiversity in a battle with some farming practices – and a low level of accountability demanded by the Department of Agriculture.

# an-taisce - All time

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country
# Masks
# Masks

Several towns and cities lose 'clean' status amid increase in PPE litter around the country

Oct 12th 2020, 9:07 AM 24,428 Views 22 Comments

Dublin, Galway and Limerick city centres all lost their ‘clean’ status, according to a new survey.

An Taisce releases list of 10 most at-risk buildings, including the Iveagh Markets in Dublin
# Disrepair
# Disrepair

An Taisce releases list of 10 most at-risk buildings, including the Iveagh Markets in Dublin

Jul 11th 2020, 4:50 PM 51,487 Views 21 Comments

The heritage charity has marked the ten important structures in Ireland as being in “a state of disrepair”.

Supreme Court rules that two provisions of Irish planning law are in breach of EU directive
# Planning Law
# Planning Law

Supreme Court rules that two provisions of Irish planning law are in breach of EU directive

Jul 1st 2020, 7:05 PM 35,902 Views 12 Comments

An Taisce said the rulings will have a big impact on planning in Ireland.

Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed
# Noteworthy
# Noteworthy

Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed

Nov 9th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,149 Views 43 Comments

Thousands of creatures including frogs, newts, and eels are thought to have been buried alive after silt was used to cover the site.

An Taisce appeals to block installation of temporary banners for visitor centre at front of GPO
# Dublin
# Dublin

An Taisce appeals to block installation of temporary banners for visitor centre at front of GPO

Sep 18th 2019, 8:31 PM 10,558 Views 15 Comments

Dublin City Council granted permission for the banners in June.

Most tourist towns cleaner than ever... but one Dublin suburb named first litter blackspot in years
# IBAL
# IBAL

Most tourist towns cleaner than ever... but one Dublin suburb named first litter blackspot in years

Jun 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 80,262 Views 40 Comments

Kilkenny comes out on top in the latest cleanliness survey for the group Irish Business Against Litter.

'It's unjustifiable': Demolition of 19th-century Dublin distillers structure slammed by An Taisce
# Smithfield
# Smithfield

'It's unjustifiable': Demolition of 19th-century Dublin distillers structure slammed by An Taisce

May 16th 2019, 5:41 PM 38,697 Views 29 Comments

The 19th century structure was converted and refurbished in the 1970s.

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town
# Good Clean Fight
# Good Clean Fight

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 7th 2019, 8:31 AM 27,021 Views 20 Comments

Galway City Ballybane and Dublin North Inner City came in at the bottom of the rankings, described as “seriously littered”.

'A deeply embarrassing blow': Ireland ranked worst in Europe for tackling climate change
# An Taisce
# An Taisce

'A deeply embarrassing blow': Ireland ranked worst in Europe for tackling climate change

Dec 10th 2018, 9:59 AM 34,893 Views 192 Comments

The Climate Change Performance Index has ranked Ireland 48th out of 56 countries.

Environmental groups enraged by protected sites plan for endangered hen harrier
# Angry Birds
# Angry Birds

Environmental groups enraged by protected sites plan for endangered hen harrier

Oct 21st 2018, 7:45 AM 17,707 Views 7 Comments

The groups claim that the Culture Minister’s threat response plan would see large-scale commercial conifer forestry in hen harrier protected areas.

Draft guidelines on urban development 'facilitate developers at expense of public'
# Height Restrictions
# Height Restrictions

Draft guidelines on urban development 'facilitate developers at expense of public'

Sep 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,881 Views 55 Comments

The issue of height restrictions often comes up when discussing urban sprawl.

Attempt to stop Georgian house being replaced with 'crude and insensitive' apartment block
# Limerick
# Limerick

Attempt to stop Georgian house being replaced with 'crude and insensitive' apartment block

Aug 16th 2018, 6:00 AM 20,174 Views 25 Comments

Campaigners say the possible demolition of Curragower House is “completely unwarranted”.

Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town
# Best In Show
# Best In Show

Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 3rd 2018, 1:45 PM 51,235 Views 43 Comments

The runners up were Roscommon and last year’s winner Kildare.

Concerns that rat poison restrictions aren't enough to protect birds of prey
# Rodenticide
# Rodenticide

Concerns that rat poison restrictions aren't enough to protect birds of prey

Jan 1st 2018, 6:30 PM 16,181 Views 36 Comments

From today, there are new regulations in place for the purchase of and use of rodent poisons in Ireland.

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem
# Turf War
# Turf War

'This is about heritage and tradition': Turf cutters say the new bogs strategy won't solve the problem

Dec 22nd 2017, 11:05 AM 12,480 Views 68 Comments

The strategy includes plans to start restoration work on a number of bogs across the country.

Last Georgian mansion built in Dublin to be regenerated despite opposition
# Aldborough House
# Aldborough House

Last Georgian mansion built in Dublin to be regenerated despite opposition

Sep 19th 2017, 6:04 PM 46,153 Views 43 Comments

Two five-storey office blocks are to be built on either side of the house.

An Taisce appeals to block new 8-storey Dublin hotel behind Four Courts
# Scourge Of The Northside
# Scourge Of The Northside

An Taisce appeals to block new 8-storey Dublin hotel behind Four Courts

Aug 4th 2017, 8:18 AM 19,267 Views 63 Comments

River House, which has been called “a scourge in the local area”, is set to be demolished to make way for the hotel.

'Galway needs this': Business heavyweights back a €100m docks development
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

'Galway needs this': Business heavyweights back a €100m docks development

May 28th 2017, 7:45 AM 17,770 Views 20 Comments

But the plans to build offices for thousands of workers have run into local opposition.

Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change
# Conflicting Views
# Conflicting Views

Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change

May 16th 2017, 1:30 PM 15,973 Views 63 Comments

Matt Dempsey believes we should continue to up our live-stock numbers to the capacity of our land.

Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns
# Jobs Saved
# Jobs Saved

Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:03 PM 10,013 Views 33 Comments

Hundreds of jobs are safe, but concerns have been raised about the environmental impact of the Co Offaly plant.

Seanad to temporarily relocate to National Museum despite objections
# Renovations
# Renovations

Seanad to temporarily relocate to National Museum despite objections

Nov 11th 2016, 9:29 AM 7,443 Views 30 Comments

The move, which is expected to cost around €1.5 million, is to accommodate renovations at Leinster House.

The National Museum has 'no spare space for vagrant Senators' (according to An Taisce)
# Vagrant Senators
# Vagrant Senators

The National Museum has 'no spare space for vagrant Senators' (according to An Taisce)

Nov 2nd 2016, 11:34 AM 10,786 Views 27 Comments

A statement from the national trust said the museum “has no spare space for the convenience of vagrant senators”.

Forget the selfie, take a trashy pic at the beach this weekend instead
# Put It In The Bin
# Put It In The Bin

Forget the selfie, take a trashy pic at the beach this weekend instead

May 14th 2016, 8:30 AM 17,408 Views 18 Comments

People are being asked to spend a couple of minutes picking up rubbish today.

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant
# Bog Off
# Bog Off

Green activists win out in legal battle over Offaly peat-burning power plant

Oct 27th 2015, 7:20 PM 16,404 Views 55 Comments

Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.

Should Dublin go high-rise?
# Scared Of Heights
# Scared Of Heights

Should Dublin go high-rise?

Oct 2nd 2015, 8:53 AM 13,851 Views 61 Comments

An Taisce wants you to have your say.

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope
# The Pope Is Alright
# The Pope Is Alright

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope

Jun 18th 2015, 7:00 PM 21,518 Views 110 Comments

The pope says earth is beginning to look more like an “immense pile of filth”.

International report puts Ireland as bottom of the class in global environmental ratings
# Ecological Footprint
# Ecological Footprint

International report puts Ireland as bottom of the class in global environmental ratings

Oct 2nd 2014, 8:38 AM 7,928 Views 36 Comments

An Taisce says that future generations will struggle unless our over-consumption is recognised and addressed.

Ireland imports millions of litres of used cooking oil to meet EU biofuel targets
# Energy Policy
# Energy Policy

Ireland imports millions of litres of used cooking oil to meet EU biofuel targets

Jun 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,660 Views 25 Comments

An Taisce has branded such policies as “unsustainable”.

Get your bucket and spade: More Irish beaches get Blue Flag status
# Life's A Beach
# Life's A Beach

Get your bucket and spade: More Irish beaches get Blue Flag status

Jun 4th 2014, 12:46 PM 12,831 Views 6 Comments

More than 76 beaches and four marinas were awarded the prestigious Blue Flag award, an increase of six since last year.

Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree
# Age Isn't Just A Number
# Age Isn't Just A Number

Are these Kilkenny buildings Medieval, Renaissance or just kind of old? No one seems to agree

May 16th 2014, 5:52 PM 11,492 Views 22 Comments

They won’t be demolished but An Taisce want a national monument on the site.

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