The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is aimed at bringing communities, farmers, local authorities, schools, gardeners, Faith communities and businesses, both north and south, together to create an Ireland where pollinators can survive and thrive and in turn enable us to produce better crops and flora. By helping us learn the importance of pollinators, we can protect them and their habitat.
The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, was developed by the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford, in consultation with Trinity College, Teagasc, environmental organisations and at least 15 government agencies. It has many tips and great advice for what plants to use to attract pollinators; to mowing guides and tips on how to get people involved. Improving on nesting sites, increasing food sources, policy changes in relation to pesticide use, hedge-row management and protection of wild flowers. We are aware that as this local plan is being drafted, a new National All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2020-2025 is near completion and publication. We will adopt any further recommendations it has for our community.