Ireland’s TOP 10 Most-at-Risk Buildings 2021

An Taisce, a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland’s natural and built heritage, has assembled for the fifth time what it determines to be the country’s Top 10 Most-at-Risk Buildings. These are all buildings of importance, both intrinsically and to the heritage of their local areas; buildings that lie vacant and are in such a state of disrepair that they may be dangerous or have no identifiable new use. These buildings could be lost to future generations unless direct action is n Read more

2021 Green Flag Awards

The 2021 Green Flag Awards were announced today by An Taisce Environmental Education, acknowledging Ireland’s best public parks and gardens. Read more

Decision to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in the proposed Kilkenny cheese plant case

The Board of An Taisce has unanimously agreed to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court in respect of the recent decision by Mr Justice Humphreys dismissing its challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for the Belview cheese plant in Kilkenny. Read more

Appeal of High Court decision regarding the Glanbia Cheese Factory at Belview, Co Kilkenny

We are disappointed at today’s decision. The application to appeal was based on the firm conviction, supported by advice, legal and scientific, that the High Court judgement rejecting the judicial review of the An Bord Pleanála decision on the Belview cheese plant raised points of law that are of exceptional public importance and which are therefore essential to appeal in the public interest. Read more

Phoenix Park Action Issues

Enhancing the amenity of the Phoenix National Historic Park for health and wellbeing, recreational amenity and for nature Read more