"Bad planning is not a victimless crime," commented Dr. Berna Grist of UCD recently. An Taisce engages in the planning process with a view to having law and policy properly applied, for the good of communities.

8th January 2015

An Taisce makes a renewed call on the government to take rural settlement seriously in the upcoming review of the National Spatial Strategy.

An Taisce, The National Trust for Ireland, has long voiced concerns as to the ongoing suburbanisation of rural Ireland and the consequent decline of rural towns and villages.

15th December 2014

All future Irish wind energy proposal needs to be plan led and not developer led. There is a need to meaningfully rather than tokenistically use the framework provided by the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive to identify the national capacity for location of wind energy for export turbines, and their optimum siting. This proposal is inappropriately developer led acting without any proper national and location selection strategy.

Buildings at Risk - Most Significant 2014

The Buildings at Risk Register is an unfunded project by An Taisce – the National Trust for Ireland supported and maintained by its voluntary members. The Buildings at Risk Register was put in place in response to a concern at the growing number of structures that are vacant and falling into a state of disrepair. The Register provides information on structures of architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical interest throughout the country that are considered to be at risk.

14th March 2014

1.0 Introduction

1.1 The Consultation

This submission is a response to the National Transport Authority’s Public Consultation on the SwiftWay Bus Rapid Transport proposals for Dublin with a deadline of 14th March 2014 as advertised at:

1.2 Comments on the Consultation Documents

5th November 2014

An Taisce has made a submission to the consultation on Investing in our Transport Future - A Strategic Framework for Investment in Land Transport.

The entire document reflects either ignorance or indifference to the global scientific consensus on climate, the Copenhagen Accord and Irish Government commitment to a low carbon future by 2050 in proposed new climate legislation. References to climate are tacked on and not integrated with the evaluative process and concluding principles.

3rd November 2014

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

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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