Public Participation

The right to participate in decisions which may affect the environment is a basic human right secured by international, EU and Irish law. Detailed rules set out when you must be consulted on activities, plans, programmes and policies relating to the environment.

1st July 2020

The Supreme Court has struck down two provisions of Irish planning law for being in breach of the Environmental Impact Assessment Directive. The Judgment clearly vindicates An Taisce’s public interest watchdog role in environmental protection in Ireland and further advances the prominence and protection of European Environmental Law.

17th September 2020

Today, An Taisce revealed the parks and green spaces that have been awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award for 2020.

31st August 2020

I'm looking forward to the debate on our Constitution at the 2020 AGM on 19th September. An Taisce Council decided that a full review of the Constitution was required to bring An Taisce’s governance structures in line with good practice and to ensure that the non-executive level of the now-regulated charity is positioned for the future. This complex piece of work began in 2015. I'm writing now to open the discussion on this important topic with you, our members and supporters.

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