"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.

22nd February 2014

An Taisce calls for ESB to consider the lack of activity on Fitzwilliam Street after working hours, looking to revitalize the Georgian quarter both visually and culturally.

10th March 2014

An Taisce calls for a long-term energy strategy ahead of agreeing to export wind energy to the UK, and to avoid penalties for failing to meet obligations on energy emissions.

12th March 2014

An Taisce states that An Bord Pleanala's approval of a drive-through fast food development near Drogheda is contrary to Smarter Travel policy, as well as reduces patronage to local restaurants in Drogheda town centre.

14th March 2014

An Taisce has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanala regarding conditions of the approval Regeneron's €220million project. An Taisce's appeal centers on ensuring that Smarter Travel policy is observed.

15th March 2014

An Taisce is not opposing the Regeneron development, but rather looking for improvements in the public transport access, in keeping with Limerick's Smarter Travel Programme.

19th March 2014

Vodaphone has been granted permission to retain two masts, located at Moll's Gap, after initial refusal by Kerry County Council that was based on a rule banning masts within 1km of residential buildings.

1st March 2014

An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland supports the sensible list of Public Transport projects in the draft Integrated Implementation Plan for the Greater Dublin Area, and the Bus Rapid Transit proposals. To help illustrate the benefits of the proposals An Taisce has published a schematic 'London Underground' style map of current transport proposals that might realistically happen. It includes the Red and Green Luas, the Phoenix Park Tunnel, Maynooth and Kildare line electrification, and the three Bus Rapid Transit Routes.

1st February 2014

In advance of a key vote by Dublin City Council this day week (3rd. March), An Taisce has said a planning application by the ESB for Fitzwilliam St must prioritise the re-population of the area.

"At night there is hardly a lit window along Fitzwilliam St and the ESB's ultimate planning application must redress this" said An Taisce Policy Director James Nix.

“Dublin's South Georgian quarter needs to have life breathed back into and the ESB project is vital in kickstarting that process”, he continued.

17th January 2014

The following is An Taisce’s response to the public consultation on the proposed new “EUROPEAN UNION (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT) REGULATIONS 2014”, which consultation closes today January 17th at 17.45.

Our comments below are divided into two parts, General Comments and Specific Comments, where the latter deals with the specifics of each of the three amendments proposed.

Part 1. General Comments:

31st January 2014

An Taisce welcomes this consultation period on the Regulation of Household Waste Collection in Ireland and the opportunity to make a submission with regard to same.

1.0 Introduction


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