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.

3rd July 2020

Notes on An Taisce support for community groups through boom and bust

By Robert Moss; Green Flag Award for Parks Manager (Republic of Ireland).

17th June 2020

Protecting the built heritage of Dublin in the 2020s is not for the faint-hearted, with frantic levels of activity and seemingly everything being done to facilitate short-term economic interests at the expense of the fabric, character and setting of this historic city.

9th June 2020

A Record Equalling 90 Blue Flags and 60 Green Coast Awards for 2020

Today, An Taisce announced the International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award recipients for 2020. The awards were announced by Ian Diamond, Coastal Awards manager with An Taisce’s Education Unit, the national operator of Blue Flag and Green Coast Award programmes in the Republic of Ireland.

Blue Flag

4th June 2020

Meath has always had a strong reverence for heritage and the natural environment. This did not get much attention in J. Stirling Coyne’s The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland (1842) but Colonel William Burton who resided at Slane Castle and later adopted the family name Conyngham, founded the Hibernian Antiquarian Society in 1779 to promote Irish ancient buildings abroad.


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