Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Sirius, does your ‘conservative/conservation zealots’ tag also refer to those on this thread who welcome the An Bord Pleanala decision?
Although they shared a common objective during the appeal this is a most unstable coalition with conflicting long term interests. The various appellants have welcomed the Board’s decision for radically different reasons.
1. The secularist conservationists in An Taisce and the Irish Georgian Society believe that they have gained effective control over the architectural heritage of the main religious denominations.
2. The bureaucratic conservationists in the Department of the Environment believe they have â€œbinned” Chapter 5 of the Architectural Heritage Guidelines.
3. The conservative Tridentines in FOSCC believe that they have turned back the liturgical clock.
FOSCC were so focused on embarrassing their own hierarchy that they still do not realise the extent to which the appeal decision has advanced the cause of Secularism. Ian Lumley must find it amusing to hear the turkeys welcome Christmas.