Reply To: an taisce-and rumours of them going bust
An T have only themselves to blame for their finances. In England the National Trust is (no pun) trusted. In Ireland, An Taisce is not trusted. It is seen as the private recreation of the affluent and an enemy of the people.
“Too high”, “too near”, “too red”, “we can still see it”, “we know you’ve done a nice job but we woulda done a better one”, “save the castle, I mean the wall”, “no development here, because since the Fir Bolg there’s been a field” etc etc.
We know that An T do some good work, but if they’re going to have any respect, they’ll have to bring us commoners with them, and give some vision as to what they stand for, as opposed to against.