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The designation of An Taisce as a prescribed body under planning regulations has come under criticisms from members of Mayo County Council. This follows An Taisce’s decision to appeal to An Bord Pleanála the planning permission for Mayo Power to construct a 50 Mw power station at Killala. As a prescribed body, An Taisce is notified about almost all planning applications in the country, and can ultimately appeal those applications to An Bord Pleanála.
An Taisce’s National Spring Clean campaign is well underway in County Westmeath with hundreds of groups organising clean-up events throughout the county during April. The National Spring Clean campaign is Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
Concerns have been raised over a planning application for a new convent in the Taylor’s Hill area, with issues such as traffic, height, and water treatment being cited.
The prestigious Green Flag Award was presented to nine schools from across the county, at an awards ceremony held in Hotel Kilkenny, on May 20. Three schools were awarded Green Flags for the first time and a further six schools successfully renewed their Green Flags.
Galway city schools are leading the way in the Green Home programme. Gaelscoil Dara and St James’ National School - one of the first group of schools to participate in, and complete, the programme - are now proudly flying their Green Home flags above their schools.
A city school which is applying for its first Green Flag shortly will hold a “Spring Clean Day” at its premises at Tirellan Heights on Wednesday.
Litter has become a major problem in the Ballyheane area so in conjunction with An Taisce the members of Ballyheane Community Council are organising a clean up of both Ballyheane village and its surrounding areas.
The members of the Environmental and Emergency services SPC of Mayo County Council welcomed the continued growth of the green schools project in Mayo following a presentation they received this week. Eva Gannon, an education officer with An Taisce, outlined the new green schools travel programme that is currently being rolled out through Mayo.
Teachers and children from 35 Mayo schools attended An Taisce’s International Green Flag award ceremony in Galway.
Fifty Galway schools are taking part in a green schools’ travel initiative aimed at encouraging students, teachers and parents to walk, cycle, park ‘n’ stride, car-pool and use public transport instead of using private cars on the school run.