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30th May 2017

An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland - is seeking to recruit a Natural Environment Officer for a 6 month contract period, subject to renewal, and based in our headquarters in Dublin 8.

Applications (comprised of a CV with a covering letter of application) should be sent to info@antaisce.org by 17:30 on Friday 9th June 2017

3rd February 2017

The Built Environment unit of An Taisce took time over January to review the very popular database for structures at risk, which was originally released in November 2014. In this we published some 100 buildings and structures at risk which were considered significant nationally and regionally and required intervention to prevent further deterioration. If you would like to read the full publication, please click here.

24th September 2018

Introduction

An Taisce supports the objectives of the National Planning Framework (hereafter “the NPF”) in providing for better designed and higher density urban areas and neighborhoods with walkable and public transport connectivity to services, employment and amenities. The pattern of low density suburban car based sprawl which has characterised much of the development of the last number of decades is unsustainable.

13th September 2018

The Built Environment unit of An Taisce took time over the summer to review the very popular database for structures at risk, which was originally released in November 2014. In this we are tracking some 120 buildings and structures at risk which were considered significant nationally and regionally and required intervention to prevent further deterioration. While there has been progress in securing certain buildings particularly in the Dublin City area, the majority of buildings recorded remain at risk and are becoming increasingly lost.

9th August 2018

An Taisce have today written to Minister Josepha Madigan asking her to inform the public and specifically Mattie McGrath TD that the provision of the 2018 Heritage Bill allowing for cutting of vegetation for road safety does not come into effect until 2019.

Charles Stanley-Smith, An Taisce’s Communication Officer stated “It has come to our attention that in an article in today’s Nenagh Guardian that Mattie McGrath TD is quoted as saying that the cutting of vegetation, which may pose a danger to pedestrians or vehicle users, is now permissible under the Heritage Act 2018.”

26th July 2018

On July 24th 2018 The Irish Times hosted a video by Professor John Sweeney at https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/higher-temperatures-due-to-human-activity-making-heatwaves-more-likely-1.3575287

We recommend that you look at it - If your are unable, then a transcript is below.

25th July 2018

The gulf between Ireland’s lofty climate rhetoric and our abysmal actual performance was laid bare today by the government-appointed Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) in its Annual Review 2018.

Council chair, Prof John FitzGerald described Ireland as being in “an even worse position” than reported in 2017, with “projections of emissions to 2035 showing that we are completely off course in addressing the challenge of climate change”.

12th June 2018

We really need your help in this final push to influence TDs in their vote on the Heritage Bill. We understand that the bill is coming back into the Dáil next week, June 19th - no time to spare on this one.

We are asking you to write to your TDs to ask them to remove Sections 7 and 8 of the Heritage Bill.

We attach some key points below (Heritage Bill Key Points.pdf) but we implore you to please tailor your own letter to your TDs. When the Bill was in the Seanad, the Senators applauded the quality of the tailor-made letters.

31st May 2018

The EPA’s projections, published today[1], reveal the colossal scale of Ireland’s collective political failure to rein in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with our legally binding EU and global commitments.

It is quite staggering to consider that instead of achieving the modest initial target of reducing our national GHG emissions by 20% versus 2005 levels, the EPA today confirms that “at best”, we will have only managed a negligible 1% emissions cut by 2020.

17th May 2018

An Taisce have today a submitted a legal complaint to Sligo County Council regarding the recent advertisement on Ben Bulben. [1]

As the mountain is part of a sensitive rural landscape in a visually vulnerable and surrounded by scenic routes, all designated under the Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023, there is a requirement to obtain planning permission and no exemptions apply.

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