Council Partners 2021 Annual Review is published

Learn about the work our Council Partners have carried out in 2021 in support of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

2021 has been a difficult year for many. Against the challenges of Covid-19, Brexit, and climate change we are very grateful for the work that Councils have carried out in supporting wild pollinators, as reflected in this Annual Review 2021 document.

This report shows the incredible work carried out by Councils to tackle the biodiversity crisis. Each Council is different, as reflected in the differing focus and the very wide range of actions reported. The AIPP advocates prioritising the protection of existing natural and semi-natural habitats, creating natural meadows and verges through reduced mowing, sustainable pollinator-friendly horticultural planting, and reducing pesticide use. Councils have embraced this and are changing the way our landscape is managed for the better.

Annual reporting is a very important part of the AIPP and is carried out across all our networks of partners and supporters. Each year, the intention of this report is to provide a mechanism to showcase the positive work being carried out by Councils. Importantly, by giving each Council Partner the opportunity to highlight their key actions; it facilitates knowledge exchange within the sector, enabling others to reach out to learn from their expertise.

For each existing Council Partner, the point of contact was requested to provide up to five short bullet point updates on their activities in 2021. You can read the updates provided in the report:

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (2021): Council Partners – Annual Review. National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford.

We sincerely thank all our Council Partners for their support of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan in 2021

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council: Native wildflowers and grassland. Supporting pollination, wildlife, health and well-being, and acting as a carbon sink.


Laois County Council: Joe Delaney, Director of Services LCC; Juanita Browne, National Biodiversity Data Centre; Catherine Casey, Laois Heritage Officer; Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council Catherine Fitzgerald MCC; Simon Walton, Director of Services LCC; Angela McEvoy, Senior Planner LCC and John Mulholland, Chief Executive Laois County Council at Fitzmaurice Place, Portlaoise to mark the partnership between Laois County Council and the All Ireland Pollinator Plan


Monaghan County Council: Orchids emerged on Pound Hill, Monaghan after a change in management due to AIPP adoption


Mid & East Antrim Borough Council: Friends of Beach Road with the Mayor