Too Little, Far Too Late: National Mitigation Plan an Unmitigated Failure

The government’s newly published Draft National Mitigation Plan (NMP) is little more than a catalogue of failures and an unambitious roadmap to nowhere, according...

IFA's attack on Environmental NGOs undermines their own Credibility

In a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, earlier this week the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) published an article entitled “Selective...

Draft National Planning Framework needs stronger Climate proofing

Submissions are due today on the draft National Planning Framework – Ireland 2040 Our Plan An Taisce’s submission acknowledges the proposals to consolidate development...

Workshop on the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategies

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Road Safety being used as scapegoat for Slash and Burn Bill

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