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#An Taisce

# an-taisce - Monday 7 January, 2019

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.

# an-taisce - Friday 2 October, 2015

Should Dublin go high-rise?

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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 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

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

# an-taisce - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Crumlin: There's no problem with the planned location of the children's hospital

It follows concerns raised by An Taisce that the new location could be in breach of planning laws.

# an-taisce - Monday 4 November, 2013

Billy Kelleher: 'Intervention of An Taisce on Children’s Hospital location is significant'

Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson called on the Minister for Health to address the concerns raised by Ireland’s National Trust.

An Taisce writes to Taoiseach over Children's Hospital concerns

The national trust organisation is warning that the project will fall foul of the planning laws, as it won’t be co-located with a maternity hospital.

# an-taisce - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

An Taisce rejects claims that Kilkenny home is not medieval site

Kilkenny County Council’s archaeologists say that a site on Vicar Street contains no traces of a medieval minister’s house, but An Taisce disagrees.

# an-taisce - Monday 28 October, 2013

An Taisce claim air-travel tax will be re-introduced to combat climate change

The environmental group says that scrapping the tax makes no “long-term sense” and wants Ireland to make increasing use of ferry crossings.

# an-taisce - Monday 21 October, 2013

British nuclear plant deal to be challenged in court by An Taisce

EDF, the French energy giant, has agreed a deal to build two reactors at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.

# an-taisce - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said An Taisce needs to “stop burning bloody bridges” but said his association did not condone the group’s action.

# an-taisce - Friday 23 August, 2013

Kildare locals question why old Quaker school was delisted and is due to be demolished

Locals are fighting to preserve the historic 18th century building which is being redeveloped by the food giant Glanbia.

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