Preserve our Built Heritage

26th August 2015

Last week, An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland wrote to Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht, with queries on the proposed accommodation of another round of filming of Star Wars on Skellig Michael. The first round of filming, last year was facilitated in breach of long established conservation policy for the World Heritage Site.

Ian Lumley, Heritage Office with An Taisce stated

3rd November 2014

Check out this photo album on An Taisce's Facebook with some fine examples of Dublin's Architectural Heritage.

18th September 2014

While it is appropriate that the new Statement of Strategy should address commitments under the Programme for Government, it is considered that this should be part of a wider integrated strategy. The Statement of Strategy 2011-2014 was produced at a time when the public service agenda was driven by spending cuts and job promotion. It is clearly lacking in long-term strategic objectives.

2nd September 2014

An Taisce has considered the proposed development by the ESB at Fitzwilliam Street (Reference: 3052/14) as fundamentally flawed. It is seeking a large scale commercial floorspace scheme at a time when a residential vision has been outlined for the subject area, and at a scale and density that does not preserve the character and setting of the internationally significant Georgian area of Dublin in which it is sited and that of the individual protected structures in the vicinity.

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