Ian Lumley

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An Taisce’s Ian Lumley says he has no objection in principle to a documentary but questions the use of a drone for close camera work when puffins and other birdlife are nesting on the Skellig islands.   Photograph: David Sleator

An Taisce has expressed concern about the impact of drone use on Skellig Michael’s seasonal puffin population during filming of a documentary on the U(...)

Star Wars on  Skellig Micheal: visits on a permit system are meant to be capped at 11,100 annually  but  increased to 16,000 in 2017. Photographs: Lucasfilm

An Taisce has urged Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan to intervene over the “rebranding” of Kerry’s Skellig Michael as a “Disney-Lucasfilm fantasy (...)

Balnagowan House in Glasnevin is listed on Dublin city’s Record of Protected Structures. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Concern is growing for the future of one of Ireland’s first Art Deco houses, following a large fire which destroyed buildings on its grounds this week(...)

The building was split into two markets, a “dry” clothes market fronting on to Francis Street and a “wet market” to the rear. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Heritage body An Taisce is seeking urgent action from Dublin City Council to halt the dereliction of the historic Iveagh Markets, which were to have r(...)

According to An Taisce, the hotel was built about 1900 to designs by McCurdy & Mitchell after the railway reached Greystones. Photograph: Courtesy Paul Byrne video

Storms are being blamed for the partial collapse of a glass and wooden facade at the former La Touche Hotel in Greystones, Co Wicklow. The listed Vi(...)

The proposed extension to Liffey Valley shopping centre would have increased its size by 50 per cent, and would have included an Olympic-sized indoor ice arena

Plans for a €150 million extension to Liffey Valley shopping centre have been refused after it was ruled it would worsen traffic congestion on Dublin(...)

The new wall in front of Broadstone Depot building will be removed and replaced with something more appropriate. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fair play to the good burghers of Phibsborough who have stemmed – or at least temporarily delayed – the tide of progress in the interest of aesthetics(...)

Litter on the banks of Lough Sheelin, Co Westmeath.

For the last eight years Michael Farrell has been bringing anglers out on Lough Sheelin. He used to start his tours from Sailor’s Garden, a well-know(...)

Advertising screens will be erected in Dublin 4 to pay for the Dublin Bikes rental scheme, despite opposition from An Taisce and local councillors. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Advertising screens will be erected in Dublin 4 to pay for the Dublin Bikes rental scheme, despite opposition from An Taisce and local councillors. (...)

What advertising screens in the D4 location near the US embassy would look like as part of Dublin Bikes deal.

Alternative sites for advertising screens to pay for the Dublin Bikes rental scheme are to be examined following opposition to their installation in D(...)

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