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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.
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While previous reporting indicated that our total ammonia emissions were already in breach of EU thresholds, this is now recognised as a serious undercount. New EPA data highlight that the State has been non-compliant for 7 out of the last 9 years, driven by growth of the agriculture sector. Read more
An Taisce has confirmed its intention to seek 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. Read more
The death has occurred on May 4, 2021 in London of Paddy Rossmore, aged 90. He made a distinguished contribution to Irish life and society. In 2020 he donated the main remaining portion of the Rossmore family landholding of 2,300 acres, Sliabh Beagh, straddling the border of counties Monaghan and Tyrone to An Taisce to maintain for posterity for nature protection and amenity. Read more