Marine and Coast

3rd July 2020

Microplastics have also been discovered Irish well water samples and in mains water.

Significant Water Management Issues in Ireland - A Submission by An Taisce

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) has published a document outlining the Significant Water Management Issues for the third River Basin Management Plan for Ireland for public consultation.

An Taisce welcomes the opportunity to comment on Significant Water Management Issues in Ireland and has made the attached submission.

7th August 2020

A swimming ban is in place across north and west Clare due to increased bacterial levels in the water. This is likely a result of intense rainfall causing runoff from farmland and septic tanks to enter local rivers which then discharge their pollution load into the affected coastal waters.

22nd June 2020

An Taisce has written today to Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD on the eve of what may be his final EU Environment Council meeting.

10th June 2020

We had reached our sanctuary. Its name was Booterstown Marsh and we were safe there because it was one of Ireland’s treasures held in trust by a noble environmental charity called An Taisce!

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

30th April 2020

An Taisce has made a submission to the public consultation on the Draft National Marine Planning Framework published by the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government. The draft marine planning framework in its current form is simply a business-as-usual approach, one which facilitates continued overfishing, ecologically damaging aquaculture, continued oil and gas exploration, and port expansion based on the continued growth of unsustainable imports. In failing to fully integrate and prioritise biodiversity and climate concerns it is failing to chart a sustainable way forward.

30th April 2020

An Taisce has made a submission to the public consultation on the Draft National Marine Planning Framework published by the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government.

Submission: Public consultation on application for a site survey at Barryroe, North Celtic Sea

A submission on behalf of An Taisce to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, in response to a Public consultation on application for consent for a site survey at Barryroe, North Celtic Sea, South West Coast, Ireland proposed by Exola DAC and EIA Screening Assessment.

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