Marine and Coast

3rd February 2017

An Taisce has made its submission [1] to Clare County Council in regard to the most recent planning application by Trump International Golf Links Ireland (TIGL) for permission to construct coastal erosion management works at and adjacent to Carrowmore Dunes, White Strand, Doughmore Bay and Trump International Golf Links and Hotel, Doonbeg, Co. Clare.

The proposed development is to include two lengths of sheet piling over distances of approximately 609m and 256m, at the northern and southern end of Doughmore bay respectively.

25th January 2017

An Taisce is one of two Environmental Pillar representatives who sit on the Biodiversity Forum. The Environmental Pillar is made up of 28 national environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who work together to represent the views of the Irish environmental sector. While An Taisce represents the Environmental Pillar within the Biodiversity Forum, this submission reflects the views of An Taisce alone.

16th January 2017

Apparent recent comments from US President-elect Donald Trump would seem an admission of defeat regarding proposed construction of the coastal defence wall at Doonbeg Resort in Co. Clare.

'I couldn’t care less about it',

Mr. Trump has stated.

In what he bemoans an ‘unpleasant experience’, failed first attempts to gain approval for a 2.8km, 4.5m high seawall have caused him to say

‘...forget it, I’m not gonna build it.’

7th September 2016

An Taisce have joined Ireland’s environmental NGOs in calling the European Commission to ensure Fishing Opportunities are set in line with the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy. The slow progress to end overfishing in the EU in line with the CFP is of significant concern. With more than 60% of assessed stocks outside safe biological limits and nearly half of stocks subject to overfishing, additional efforts are needed to restore stocks to healthy levels.

We urge the Commission to:

18th May 2016

Our treasure trove of nature, Booterstown Marsh underwent its annual Spring Clean last month. For a suburban marsh we were glad to see there had been no major fly tipping or dumping which has blighted this treasure trove of nature in the past. Nevertheless, an afternoon at the job and with a troupe of nearly 20 volunteers we gave the marsh a good tidy up. Between the clean-ups in October and April some 50 bags of rubbish were removed from the marsh, protecting the many birds that live there from harm and improving its appearance. Many thanks to all volunteers who came out and got stuck in.


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