Preserve our Built Heritage

30th August 2015

On Friday of last week (27th August) An Taisce wrote to Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht, during Heritage Week 2015 seeking a Preservation Order on a Bronze Age archaeological discovery of trackways (toghers) at Mayne Bog Co Westmeath, these are dated 800-1,200 BC.

27th August 2015

Minister Humphreys’ Deptartment fails to act

While Irish heritage is being celebrated and promoted this week, the destruction of a major archaeological monument, a major timber-built road of European significance at Mayne Bog, Coole, County Westmeath is continuing.

Although the National Monuments Service (NMS, the responsibility of Minister Heather Humphreys) has known since 2005 about the existence of the monument, they have failed to act to preserve it.

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.

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