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

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:30 PM 74,353 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.

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

Oct 12th 2020, 9:07 AM 24,338 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
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# Disrepair

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

Jul 11th 2020, 4:50 PM 51,413 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
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Supreme Court rules that two provisions of Irish planning law are in breach of EU directive

Jul 1st 2020, 7:05 PM 35,507 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
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Council failed to assess biodiverse wetlands before they were destroyed

Nov 9th 2019, 8:30 AM 23,102 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
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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.

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

Jun 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 80,231 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
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# Smithfield

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

May 16th 2019, 5:41 PM 38,077 Views 29 Comments

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

Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town
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Fermoy declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 7th 2019, 8:31 AM 26,784 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
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'A deeply embarrassing blow': Ireland ranked worst in Europe for tackling climate change

Dec 10th 2018, 9:59 AM 34,761 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
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# Angry Birds

Environmental groups enraged by protected sites plan for endangered hen harrier

Oct 21st 2018, 7:45 AM 17,621 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'
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Draft guidelines on urban development 'facilitate developers at expense of public'

Sep 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 17,827 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
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Attempt to stop Georgian house being replaced with 'crude and insensitive' apartment block

Aug 16th 2018, 6:00 AM 19,864 Views 25 Comments

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

Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town
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Ennis has been declared Ireland's cleanest town

Jan 3rd 2018, 1:45 PM 51,000 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
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# Rodenticide

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

Jan 1st 2018, 6:30 PM 16,093 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
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# 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 12,262 Views 69 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
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# Aldborough House

Last Georgian mansion built in Dublin to be regenerated despite opposition

Sep 19th 2017, 6:04 PM 46,014 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
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# Scourge Of The Northside

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

Aug 4th 2017, 8:18 AM 19,241 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
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# Building And Property

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

May 28th 2017, 7:45 AM 17,699 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
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Irish Farmers Journal criticised for 'fake news' editorial on climate change

May 16th 2017, 1:30 PM 15,846 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
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Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns

Dec 23rd 2016, 8:03 PM 9,958 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
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# 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.

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

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 11:34 AM 10,684 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
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# 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.

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

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

Oct 27th 2015, 7:20 PM 16,367 Views 55 Comments

Enironmentalists are over the moon, unions not so much.

Should Dublin go high-rise?
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# Scared Of Heights

Should Dublin go high-rise?

Oct 2nd 2015, 8:53 AM 13,829 Views 61 Comments

An Taisce wants you to have your say.

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope
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# 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”.

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

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

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

Jun 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,565 Views 25 Comments

An Taisce has branded such policies as “unsustainable”.

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

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

Jun 4th 2014, 12:46 PM 12,806 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
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# 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 11,453 Views 22 Comments

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

An Taisce take failed legal challenge against new UK power station to appeal court
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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 criticises planning body's decision on drive-through fast food outlets
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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.

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

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

Mar 7th 2014, 6:04 PM 54,675 Views 68 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,925 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Jan 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 6,411 Views 93 Comments

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

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

Jan 7th 2014, 4:40 PM 6,825 Views 15 Comments

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

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

English High Court rejects An Taisce challenge against nuclear plant

Dec 20th 2013, 10:05 PM 7,611 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.

Irish challenge against 'unlawful' British nuclear plant starts tomorrow
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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 Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce
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An Bord Pleanála showing "a failure in both scientific and legal competence" - An Taisce

Nov 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 9,298 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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