Marine and Coast

1st September 2015

Yesterday, Monday August 31st 2015, An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency outlining their deep concerns at the proposed application by the Dublin Port Company to dump spoil from their proposed developments.

In the submission, An Taisce pointed out that:

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/

18th September 2014

Ireland has a legal obligation under EU law to provide an effective and compliant strategy to (i) meet the obligations of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, (ii) to maintain the Good Environmental Status of the marine ecosystem, (iii) to apply the precautionary and polluter pays principles in achieving this, and (iv) to set out environmental targets and indicators to achieve and maintain the Good Environmental Status of the marine environment by 2020.

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.

30th June 2014

Keep Ireland’s beaches in ship shape!

@CleanCoasts #cleancoastsweek

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