Communities across Ireland come together to celebrate the launch of the 25th #SpringClean24

As the National Spring Clean celebrates 25 years, An Taisce is calling on communities to come together and tackle Ireland’s litter problem to protect biodiversity and help fight climate change! April 2nd marks the official launch of The National Spring Clean 2024! To date there have been over 3,100 registrations nationally, but registrations will remain open throughout […]

Sign our Open Letter to Stop Fireblight – Hedgerows Ireland

Hedgerows Ireland, An Taisce, and the Environmental Pillar appeal for signatures on their open letter to Minister McConalogue, asking him to take decisive action on the risk of Fireblight in Ireland. Fireblight is a bacterial disease that may result in the removal of Ireland’s emblematic Hawthorn hedgerows if allowed to spread. Its other common host trees include […]

Registrations are open for the 25th annual National Spring Clean Campaign

– An Taisce National Spring Clean is calling on volunteers across the country to join Ireland’s largest and longest running anti-litter campaign – Established in 1999, this year marks 25 years of the campaign – Over the course of the 25 years, 12 million hours of volunteering and an estimated 47,500 tonnes of litter collected It […]

Registrations are open for the Big Beach Clean

150 groups and individuals already registered to join the World biggest clean-up with Irish environmental programme Clean Coasts and to be part of a citizen science project  Clean Coasts, supported by Cully and Sully, is thrilled to announce the return of the Big Beach Clean initiative. The programme is asking participants to sign up to […]

All political parties must commit to deep and rapid emissions cuts in line with science and justice

Much public and media discussion around the Green Party’s insistence on any future government committing to a minimum of 7% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions per annum appears to focus on the supposedly ‘unrealistic’ nature of these targets. The former Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten TD has, for example, been quoted as describing this reduction […]

EPA And An Taisce Launch GLOBE, An International Citizen Science Schools’ Programme

“We in the EPA recognise our important role in providing online, up-to-date and accessible information on the environment to stakeholders. We are working hard to make environmental information interesting and relevant to the public, to stimulate increased engagement with the environment and to mobilise sustainable behaviours”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the Environmental Protection […]

Launch of An Taisce’s National Spring Clean 2017

Minister Naughten kick off National Spring Clean 2017 in massive clean-up in his home county Roscommon Minister Naughten appeals to everyone to play their part in tackling Ireland’s litter problem 31 March, 2017 | Today the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, launched the 2017 National Spring Clean, Ireland’s largest and longest […]

Over Half-a-Million People Participated In An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Campaign!

An Taisce’s National Spring Clean is coming to an end for another year and the campaign was given a proper send off as campaign ambassador Sarah McGovern was joined by the students of St. Mark’s Junior School in a massive clean-up event in Tallaght!   2016 marked the 18th year of the National Spring Clean […]

Portlaoise, Ireland’s Dirtiest Town!

A study, carried out by An Taisce for Irish Business Against Litter, has ranked the busy midlands town of Portlaoise as Ireland’s dirtiest town out of the 53 towns and cities surveyed, the town has taken a dramatic fall from its number fifteen place in last year’s survey, but An Taisce have found that there […]