Councils can play a leading role in making the island of Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. To help, we’ve produced these guidelines: Councils: actions to help pollinators

We understand that each Council is different, so there are a range of 30 pollinator-friendly actions to choose from. There are instructions for each action, suggestions for where it might be applied, what staff could assist, and a pollinator-friendly planting code.



As of March 2023, every local authority and council on the island of Ireland has become a partner to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Read more about this news here:

All Councils Sign Up to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan » All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (

Local authority partners to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, March 2023.


Most Councils/ Local Authorities are already taking actions to support pollinators on public land. Many are also working with local community groups, residents’ associations and schools to help raise awareness of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. To better support these efforts and to better promote the work being undertaken, we have developed this framework to recognise Councils as partners of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

To learn how you can sign up as a partner, and to see list of current Council Partners HERE

Put your pollinator-friendly sites on the map!

Has your Council taken any pollinator-friendly actions? If so, have a staff member log them on our online mapping system, Actions for Pollinators, to get the credit you deserve! Help us track the build-up of food and shelter in our landscape (Instructions for logging a Council site).



Read about sample actions taken by other councils in this excerpt (p8-14) from our publication
Working together for Biodiversity: Tales from the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020‘:

A sample of ways Councils can help biodiversity 

Other useful Pollinator Plan Resources:

  • Please visit our Resources page to find signage templates, presentations, posters, How-to-guides, and pollinator-friendly plant lists.


  • Pollinator-friendly roundabouts:

Sample design for a pollinator-friendly roundabout

Ennis transforms roundabouts into wildlife havens through reducing mowing




Sincere thanks to Bernadette Guest, Heritage Officer with Waterford City & County Council, and Filmmaker Peter Cutler from for making the video above about how Councils can protect Pollinators.

This video was funded through the Creative Ireland Initiative.

Thanks to our partners at Wexford County Council, Belfast City Council and the NIEA for collaborating with us on these Council Guidelines.