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#An Taisce

# an-taisce - Monday 22 February, 2021

'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 74,104 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 - Monday 12 October, 2020

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 24,332 Views 22 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Saturday 11 July, 2020

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 51,384 Views 21 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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 35,435 Views 12 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Saturday 9 November, 2019

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 23,095 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 - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

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 10,514 Views 15 Comments

Dublin City Council granted permission for the banners in June.

# an-taisce - Monday 10 June, 2019

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 80,230 Views 40 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'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 38,047 Views 29 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Monday 7 January, 2019

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

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 7th 2019, 8:31 AM 26,752 Views 20 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Monday 10 December, 2018

'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 34,733 Views 192 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Sunday 21 October, 2018

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 17,566 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.

# an-taisce - Friday 28 September, 2018

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 17,823 Views 55 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Thursday 16 August, 2018

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 19,562 Views 25 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

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 50,975 Views 43 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Monday 1 January, 2018

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 16,069 Views 36 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Friday 22 December, 2017

'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 12,227 Views 69 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

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 46,002 Views 43 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Friday 4 August, 2017

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 19,238 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.

# an-taisce - Sunday 28 May, 2017

'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 17,694 Views 20 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

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 15,830 Views 63 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Friday 23 December, 2016

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 9,953 Views 33 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Friday 11 November, 2016

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 7,410 Views 30 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

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 10,680 Views 27 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Saturday 14 May, 2016

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 17,385 Views 17 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

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 16,366 Views 55 Comments

Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.

# an-taisce - Friday 2 October, 2015

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

Should Dublin go high-rise?

Oct 2nd 2015, 8:53 AM 13,828 Views 61 Comments

An Taisce wants you to have your say.

# an-taisce - Thursday 18 June, 2015

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 21,492 Views 110 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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 7,902 Views 36 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Saturday 14 June, 2014

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 9,562 Views 27 Comments

An Taisce has branded such policies as “unsustainable”.

# an-taisce - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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 12,795 Views 6 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Friday 16 May, 2014

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 11,444 Views 22 Comments

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

# an-taisce - Thursday 27 March, 2014

An Taisce take failed legal challenge against new UK power station to appeal court
# London
# London

An Taisce take failed legal challenge against new UK power station to appeal court

Mar 27th 2014, 7:03 PM 7,258 Views 0 Comments

The National Trust contends that the building a nuclear station on the west coast of the UK was against international, EU, and English law.

# an-taisce - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

An Taisce criticises planning body's decision on drive-through fast food outlets
# Planning
# Planning

An Taisce criticises planning body's decision on drive-through fast food outlets

Mar 12th 2014, 7:34 PM 15,895 Views 30 Comments

An Taisce slammed An Bórd Pleanala’s decision to approve drive-through fast food restaurants in the historic Boyne Valley area.

# an-taisce - Friday 7 March, 2014

London Tube-style map shows how Dublin public transport will link up
# Dublin On Move
# Dublin On Move

London Tube-style map shows how Dublin public transport will link up

Mar 7th 2014, 6:04 PM 54,620 Views 68 Comments

It’ll be pretty if it works out, we’ll give them that.

# an-taisce - Friday 17 January, 2014

An Taisce granted leave to appeal peat burning at Edenderry power station
# Fuelling The Fire
# Fuelling The Fire

An Taisce granted leave to appeal peat burning at Edenderry power station

Jan 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,922 Views 29 Comments

An Taisce say that their case focuses on the extraction of the peat burned at the station.

# an-taisce - Thursday 16 January, 2014

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"
# Turf
# Turf

New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"

Jan 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 6,410 Views 93 Comments

An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.

# an-taisce - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation
# Planning
# Planning

Planning process criticised as Government publishes details of public consultation

Jan 7th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,822 Views 15 Comments

Ireland has submitted its first report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention which ensures public participation in environmental planning.

# an-taisce - Friday 20 December, 2013

English High Court rejects An Taisce challenge against nuclear plant
# Hinkley Point
# Hinkley Point

English High Court rejects An Taisce challenge against nuclear plant

Dec 20th 2013, 10:05 PM 7,609 Views 67 Comments

The organisation had claimed the Irish public should have been consulted before the British Government drew up its plans for the new plant in Somerset.

# an-taisce - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow
# An Taisce
# An Taisce

Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow

Dec 4th 2013, 9:57 PM 11,808 Views 61 Comments

An Taisce claims permission for a new plant at Hinkley Point shouldn’t have been given as there was no consultation with the Irish people.

# an-taisce - Thursday 21 November, 2013

An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce
# CO2 EMISSIONS
# CO2 EMISSIONS

An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce

Nov 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 9,296 Views 43 Comments

The independent environmental charity are not happy with the decision to allow Edenderry power station to keep burning peat until 2023.

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