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9th October 2014

The 2014 and final Environmental Focus Group was held this Saturday the 4th of October in the Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Attendance was very good on a sunny but chilly October day that saw the true start of autumn after the heavy day of rain on Friday brought a late summer and September drought to a close.

30th June 2014

Michael Ewing - Thank you Chair for the opportunity to speak.I am the Coordinator of the Environmental Pillar in Ireland, an advocacy coalition of 27 national environmental NGOs

We welcome the ratification of the Convention by Ireland

I would like to start by saying that the process for developing Ireland's National Implementation Report was a good model of open analysis and public participation for which the Department of the Environment should be commended.

1st February 2014

Internal government documents obtained by An Taisce reveal alternative vision for Irish agriculture in support of the environment

Essential reading for anyone interested in farming, nature conservation and Ireland’s environment more generally.

2nd October 2013

An Taisce – the National Trust for Ireland – today expressed serious concern at the European Commission’s proposal to withdraw its 2003 proposal for an EU directive on access to justice in environmental matters.

Amongst other things, this directive proposal - which has been consistently blocked by the EU's Member States - would have helped to tackle the problem of prohibitive expense (e.g. prohibitive legal costs) acting as a barrier to accessing the courts and environmental justice at the national level.

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