The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates (CSHIHE) not only reflects affirmative government policies but has helped to shape them. In 2003, for instance, Dr Terence Dooley, the Director of the CSHIHE, authored a report, commissioned jointly by the Irish Georgian Society and the then Department of the Environment titled A future for Irish historic houses? This report formed the basis for the subsequent government decision to establish the Irish Heritage Trust