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An Taisce has sought leave to appeal the recent decision of the High Court dismissing its challenge against the decision of An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for the development of a cheese processing plant. We've written this explainer on why we've taken the appeal, the planning case behind it, An Taisce's role in the planning process, the wider environmental context on dairy expansion in Ireland, and our view for future development.
In this short video, Elaine McGoff, An Taisce's Natural Environment Officer and mum of two young girls, explores parenting with hope in this time of climate and biodiversity crises. Inspired by the Brigid's day spotlight shining out across the Kildare darkness from the Hill of Allen, a symbol of hope for Imbolc, we hope this piece resonates with parents and communities bringing up children in a very uncertain world.
Dr. Mark Clinton, An Taisce's Monuments and Antiquities specialist, writes about Carbury Castle, a fascinating structure with features from the 12th, 13th, 16th/17th and 18th/19th Centuries.
The EPA released the Water Quality in 2020 report on 14 July, indicating that nearly half of our rivers and a third of lakes are failing to meet their environmental quality standards for nutrients, with serious consequences for the health of Irish waters. Read more
The amendments made to the Climate Bill on Friday have altered the character and ethos of the Bill, radically shifting the emphasis from the scientific to the political. We now call on the Dáil to pass the Bill without the amendments. Read more
Following criticism regarding problematic last minute amendments made to the new Climate Bill on Friday, Minister Eamon Ryan admitted on Tuesday evening that there was a drafting oversight in the original Bill. Crucially, this error undermines the credibility of the Friday amendments. An Taisce now awaits a further Government amendment that we hope will take the radical steps needed to ensure the Bill is scientifically, legally and democratically robust. Read more