An Taisce - 'The Store House, or Treasury' is The National Trust For Ireland. Established in 1948, it is the most influential environmental body in Ireland.
All our policies reflect our core belief that a high quality environment is central to Ireland achieving a successful and sustainable economy, as well as a high quality of life. This is based on the view that prevention is better than cure, partnership and dialogue are better than conflict and monologue, and strategic planning surpasses reactive expediency.
An Taisce is a Prescribed Body under the Planning Acts and the only one which is independent of the State. Local Authorities are obliged to consult An Taisce on a vast array of development proposals and consequently our range of expertise extends across Ireland's natural, built and social heritage.
An Taisce seeks to educate, inform and lead public opinion on the environment; and to advocate and influence policy at European, national and local levels. This remit is an interconnected approach to promoting environmental issues and sustainable development that revolves around three core actions; education, advocacy and heritage ownership