Long Read: Reflections on COP 26 and Future Challenges

An Taisce President, Sean McDonagh, reflects on COP26 and the future challenges of climate change in this in-depth long read. Read more

COP26: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A draft agreement contained very progressive sentiments and led to hopes that Glasgow would indeed represent a sea-change in tackling climate change. Prof John Sweeney's final report from COP26. Read more

COP26: The End of Week 1

For those not privileged enough to be accredited with the ‘access all areas’ Party badge, the main attraction of the COP is the opportunity to visit the various national and climate organisation pavilions. Read Prof. John Sweeney's latest report from CO26. Read more

COP26: The Opening Days

The first few days of a COP is all about finding one’s way around the labyrinth of locations designed to cope with a meeting of 195 countries, each with its own agenda and priorities. For the host country their logistics end at the point at which delegates enter the building. Read Prof. John Sweeney's first impressions of COP26. Read more

Shannon LNG - Have Your Say

This is the last week to have your say on the Shannon LNG planning application! This proposal to import liquified natural gas into Ireland is completely at odds with Ireland’s climate obligations and the need to address the climate emergency. Read more

I Live Here

We all know that WE have to change to address the climate and biodiversity emergencies. Individuals, communities, business, government – EVERYONE. By working together, creating a vision that we can share we WILL change the world. Theresa O’Donohoe, Change maker and mother of 5 living in the west of Ireland, explores her vision for the village she lives in for International Day of Rural Women. Read more

Tully Church and High Crosses

Tully was an important diocesan centre in the 1st Millennium AD. It is referred to in the early literature as Tulach na nEpscop (‘the Hill of the Bishops’). Learn more about the rich history of Tully church and high crosses in County Dublin. Read more

A world of wildlife in 2KM

Wildlife photographer Gustavo Zoladz reflects on discovering An Taisce's 'The Grove' wildlife sanctuary in the heart of Dublin 4 during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Read more

Treasuring Ireland Series

A series of 2020 articles covering the many links between nature, heritage, climate, and community found in An Taisce's work. The series helped keep us connected while we stayed apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Hope Pushes Us Forward

Look. We heard it. You heard it. We know this climate news is hard to face. While the climate and biodiversity crises are urgent, and while we may be fraught with fear and anxiety, let us not forget our love of this earth, our collective capability, and the solutions that lie before us. Read more

Spotlight on Carbury Castle

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. Read more