Policy Paper on Forestry & the National Heritage

Policy Paper on Forestry & the National Heritage

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

The recommendations in this report seek to ensure the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage within the context of the Heritage Council's Strategic Plan.

Forestry has considerable potential to enhance Ireland’s biological and landscape diversity, offering aesthetic and amenity benefits while safeguarding our existing heritage and providing real economic benefit to local communities. However, it also has the potential to cause considerable damage to Ireland’s heritage.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Policy Paper on Urban Archaeology & the National Heritage

Policy Paper on Urban Archaeology & the National Heritage

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The recommendations of this policy document seek to reorganise the mitigation, administration and conduct of urban archaeology so that the community as a whole is better served.

The acceptance of the recommendations will secure long-term benefits for our heritage and for the urban communities which are experiencing development.

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Proposals for the Future of Ireland's Inland Waterways

Proposals for the Future of Ireland's Inland Waterways

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This consultation document was the first stage in the Council’s process of proposing an integrated policy for Ireland’s inland waterways to Government that incorporates a co-ordinated strategic approach to their future development.

With the changing function of the waterways from commercial navigations to recreational use, the Council sees the need to promote a broad-based approach to the management of this aspect of our heritage resource.

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Policy Paper on Agriculture & the National Heritage

Policy Paper on Agriculture & the National Heritage

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Landscapes /

This document puts forward recommendations relating to the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage in relation to the agricultural industry.

The Heritage Council’s examination of state sector spend on heritage suggests that agriculture as a whole impacts on the entire socio-economic structure of the countryside.

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Policies & Priorities: Building Regulations & the National Heritage

Policies & Priorities: Building Regulations & the National Heritage

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This research aims to examine the impact of building construction law, regulation and practice on historic buildings, to investigate the situation elsewhere, and to make recommendations, where judged appropriate, for policy initiatives which might be taken in the area.

Research work was undertaken in several directions: drafting and circulation of a questionnaire on Building Regulations and their impact on historic buildings to the construction design professions - architects, engineers, and surveyors; drafting of a
similar questionnaire and its circulation to Building Control, Fire and Planning Authorities throughout the State; interviews with
interested individuals; and analyses of legislation, regulation and practice here and in selected countries abroad, notably
the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Caring for Collections

Caring for Collections

Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage /

This book interprets these familiar principles and practices within the context of caring for collections. Some of the main processes of deterioration are explained and measures to minimise further damage are suggested.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Susan Corr