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3rd July 2020

Notes on An Taisce support for community groups through boom and bust

By Robert Moss; Green Flag Award for Parks Manager (Republic of Ireland).

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

9th May 2020

The importance of Ireland’s Public Parks and Gardens has been promoted significantly since An Taisce introduced the Green Flag Award for Parks Scheme as a pilot programme back in 2015. This scheme delivers an international standard for well managed public parks and green spaces that are freely accessible to the public. While its activities deliver multiple wins for park operators and users, in its simplest form the scheme acknowledges and accredits best practice for the sustainable management of our parks and other public green spaces.

The positive effect of public parks on our health and wellbeing has been accepted since they first began to appear in towns and cities back in the 19th century. What is still not sufficiently recognised is just how important they are, and how their benefit operates in multiple ways.

7th May 2020

Now in its third year of operation, our Climate Ambassador programme has grown year on year, with 166 Climate Ambassadors trained in 2020, and a total of over 400 trained over the three years!

4th November 2019

You've helped us find the world’s favourite Green Flag Award parks by voting for yours in the People’s Choice - and now the results are in! Over 45,000 votes were cast from all around the world. The top 5 parks are listed below in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any order of preference. They are:

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