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An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland

Identification number in the register: 89747144047-77
Registration date: 23/08/2010 17:47:14

The information on this entity was last modified on: 19/02/2015 18:27:21
The date of the last annual update was: 19/02/2015 18:27:21
Next update due latest on: 19/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

An Taisce The National Trust for Ireland


Charity, NGO

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Tailors' Hall,, n/a
Back Lane
P.O. box: n/a
Dublin Dublin 8

(+353) 1 4541786

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  John Harnett


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  John Harnett


    Goals / remit

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)


    Specific activities covered by the Register

We uphold and promote the core fundamental EU rights of access to justice and access to information.







Policy-making and legislation environmental and educational initiatives.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 1



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Regional Policy
  • Transport
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation



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

01/2013  -  12/2013

< 9,999 €

134,896 €

43,959 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

41,089 €

2,870 €

20,000 €

90,937 €

6,739 €

79,198 €

5,000 €

Most recent audited accounts:

    Code of conduct

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