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

An Taisce action on Kilkenny cheese factory planning decision

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. Read more

Hope Floats

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. Read more

Sliabh Beagh farmer nominated for Farming for Nature award

Pat McKenna, who runs an eco-grazing scheme on the An Taisce lands at Sliabh Beagh, has been nominated for a Farming for Nature award. Pat has been working closely with the Collaborative Action for the Natura Network (CANN) project, funded through Interreg, to ensure that activities are in line with habitat information and conservation actions through this initiative. Read more

Congratulations to the 2020 Green Flag for Parks awardees!

We're celebrating the 84 parks and gardens from across the Republic of Ireland who just received their flag - a prestigious international recognition of the quality of the green spaces they've created. Read more

Introducing our newest property: Sliabh Beagh

We recently acquired 2,220 acres of upland heath habitat in Counties Monaghan and Tyrone. The site supports one of the best blanket bog habitats in Ireland as well highly protected bird species such as the Hen Harrier. Read more