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Profile of registrant

An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland

Identification number in the register: 89747144047-77
Registration date: 23/08/10 17:47:14

The information on this organisation was last modified on 20/08/14 13:52:35
The date of the last annual update was 20/08/14 13:52:35

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland
Acronym: ATNTI
Legal status: Charity, NGO
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  John Harnett
Position: Chairperson

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  John Harnett
Position: Chairman

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: n/a Tailors' Hall, Back Lane
P.O. box: n/a
Dublin Dublin 8
Telephone number: (+353) 1 4541786
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: An Taisce is The National Trust For Ireland - it is - 'The Store House, or Treasury'
An Taisce is Ireland's oldest environmental charity founded over 60 years ago to protect the environment and heritage of Ireland for the benefit of the people of Ireland and future generations and for the ‘Common Good’. We believe that this is best achieved through sustainable development, achieved by a long term and planned balance of social and economic development with environmental protection.
An Taisce is a member of INTO - the International National Trusts Organisation a large global movement of approved National Trusts which preserve and hold property in perpetuity for the benefit of their respective peoples.
An Taisce acts as an impartial monitor in Ireland on the application of EU environmental legislation at local level.
An Taisce reviews planning applications within the context of the requirement to meet EU Directives
An Taisce provides evidence to Government on the performance of local authorities in delivering the provisions of the various Planning Acts and REgulations.
An Taisce acts as a key Consultation Prescribed Body under Section 24 of the 2000 Planning and Development Act for input into national policy formulation.
An Taisce’s network of Local Associations and 5,000 members mirrors many elements of the Local Agenda 21 model.
An Taisce supports its members and network of Local Associations by facilitating a bottom-up consultative approach when making submissions on national or local planning policy.
An Taisce responds to consultation requests on an on-going basis.
An Taisce promotes environmental awareness through Green Schools and other educational programmes.

An Taisce are members of:
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
European Environment Bureau
Europa Nostra
Foundation for Environmental Education (Green Schools/Green Flags Blue Flag etc)
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Policy-making and legislation environmental and educational initiatives.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Regional Policy
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 4,000
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

INTO International National Trusts
EEB European Environment Bureau
IUCN The International Union for the Conservation of Nature
Europa Nostra
FEE Foundation for Environmental Education
IEN Irish Environmental Network
Irish Environmental Pillar of Social Partnership
T&E Transport and Environment

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 248,000
of which public financing: 53,300
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 9,500
- from national sources: 23,800
- from local/regional sources:
Project for Government : 20,000
from other sources: 194,700
- donations: 52,200
- contributions from members: 85,000
Projects : 57,500
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.