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.

3rd February 2017

The Built Environment unit of An Taisce took time over January to review the very popular database for structures at risk, which was originally released in November 2014. In this we published some 100 buildings and structures at risk which were considered significant nationally and regionally and required intervention to prevent further deterioration. If you would like to read the full publication, please click here.

17th January 2020

Unless #GE2020 candidates prioritise our natural world, the future outlook for our precious wildlife is bleak

10th January 2020

Download the document below for information on the proposed Housing & Planning & Development Bill 2019

18th December 2019

The Government has recently launched a public consultation on the Housing and Planning Development Bill 2019, but the timing, imminent deadline and poor advertising of this consultation does not comply with their legal obligations for public participation on environmental matters.

29th November 2019

In the public interest, and in the light of the failure of DCCAE to engage in timely public consultation on Ireland's Long-Term Strategy for Climate Action (required under the EU Regulation on Governance of the Energy Union), An Taisce is releasing this letter which it sent to the Department in February 2019 highlighting, well in advance, the need for such consultation to be properly planned and proactively managed.

Regrettably, no response was received.

13th November 2019

An Taisce calls on the Government to scrap the proposed amendments to the planning legislation being pushed by the Minister for Housing in the Housing and Planning and Development Bill 2019 [1]. These amendments would drastically reduce the ability of ordinary people and environmental NGOs to legally challenge any bad planning decision with environmental implications.


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