Nature and Biodiversity

The Wonder of Peatlands

As part of the Nature's Way series, this booklet is composed of slightly more abstract illustrations which nonetheless give a clear and engaging message to the reader. The following topic are covered:

What are bogs? The origins and history of peat bogs. The plants, animals and birds found in boglands. Peat extraction and threats. Climate Change Protecting our bogs And what the public can do to help protect them.

9th August 2018

An Taisce have today written to Minister Josepha Madigan asking her to inform the public and specifically Mattie McGrath TD that the provision of the 2018 Heritage Bill allowing for cutting of vegetation for road safety does not come into effect until 2019.

Charles Stanley-Smith, An Taisce’s Communication Officer stated “It has come to our attention that in an article in today’s Nenagh Guardian that Mattie McGrath TD is quoted as saying that the cutting of vegetation, which may pose a danger to pedestrians or vehicle users, is now permissible under the Heritage Act 2018.”

12th June 2018

We really need your help in this final push to influence TDs in their vote on the Heritage Bill. We understand that the bill is coming back into the Dáil next week, June 19th - no time to spare on this one.

We are asking you to write to your TDs to ask them to remove Sections 7 and 8 of the Heritage Bill.

We attach some key points below (Heritage Bill Key Points.pdf) but we implore you to please tailor your own letter to your TDs. When the Bill was in the Seanad, the Senators applauded the quality of the tailor-made letters.

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