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Hundreds of applications for those houses come into An Taisce every week from all around the country. It’s very depressing looking through them. Most of them have to go in the bin instantly. The Heritage Officer can only deal with a tiny few – for example if the house is located in or close to an SAC or is on an elevated site or lakeshore.

You can’t object to a house on design grounds or else you’re a ‘visual snob’. In fact, you can’t object/appeal a one-off house at all in Ireland cos then you are “persecuting” the people who applied for it (that’s what Roche said recently) – bizarre, isn’t it?

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