Agriculture

About 64% of Ireland’s land area is used for agriculture, so it’s impossible to overstate the significance of the sector in environmental terms.

9th October 2014

The 2014 and final Environmental Focus Group was held this Saturday the 4th of October in the Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. Attendance was very good on a sunny but chilly October day that saw the true start of autumn after the heavy day of rain on Friday brought a late summer and September drought to a close.

1st October 2014

Ireland’s bottom-of-the-class global environmental rating has been revealed in an international report published today.

The Living Planet Report published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) finds that Ireland has the 14th highest ecological footprint in global resource consumption impact on a per capita basis, just behind Tony Abbott’s coal-burning Australia.
http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/

26th September 2014

Green Communities Seed Collection Workshop: 13th September 2014.

26th September 2014

Green Communities Honeybee, and Candle Making Workshop: 02/08/14.

12th August 2014

An Taisce appreciates landscape is a complex phenomenon and agreeing on landscape values has become a contentious topic for the government, local authorities, stakeholders and public alike. There should now have been sufficient time for the government and others to reflect on the ‘Celtic Tiger’ era, including the changes it brought to the landscape and focus on how the country will face-up to protecting, managing and planning its landscape in the future.

5th August 2014

Instead of investing in energy use conservation, efficiency and renewable alternatives, the global trend in energy has been to increase the extraction rate of large scale open cast coal mining and extend oil and gas exploration into new areas and introduce problematic new technologies. Energy companies are in an exploration race to secure a level of fossil fuel extraction which is incompatible with the level of decarbonisation required to stabilise global climate at 2ºC average surface temperature above pre-industrial levels.

27th June 2014

An Taisce has made a submission on the new Cork Port application to An Bord Pleanala under the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006. The application is largely a repeat of a previous proposal refused by An Bord Pleanála on 25th June 2008 (Ref: 04.PA0003), for development at Oyster Bank, Ringaskiddy.

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