no events posted in last week
A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Tragicomedy of Errors Sun Mar 17, 2019 23:33 | The Saker
by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker Blog The sublime Plato said that the soul has a trinitarian composition – a very coarse soul in the belly, a loving one in
Ukraine?s Ecocide in Donbass, 1991 to post-Maidan 2019 Sun Mar 17, 2019 23:27 | The Saker
by GH Eliason for The Saker Blog On February 26, 2019, Lugansk People?s Republic hosted a roundtable entitled ?Ecocide of Ukraine: Consequences.? This provided a forum for environmental experts from
Ramin Mazaheri explains why the Yellow Vests torch banks in rich Paris neighborhoods Sun Mar 17, 2019 19:26 | The Saker
Russian Army and the Free Market: Compatibility Issues Sun Mar 17, 2019 04:13 | Scott
by Ruslan Ostashko Translated and captioned by Leo. The invisible hand of the market, which liberals like to praise so much, was unable to clean up the outsourcing services purchased
Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/03/16 ? Open Thread Sat Mar 16, 2019 22:30 | Herb Swanson
2019/03/16 22:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
The Saker >>
A Blog About Human Rights
US Abortion Restrictions Violating The Human Rights Of Women Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:33 | Human Rights
Human Rights Watch Urges the Human Rights Council to Renew and Strengthen Mandate of UN Commission Tue Mar 12, 2019 21:51 | Human Rights
Iranian human rights lawyer says she is newly sentenced to 38 years Tue Mar 12, 2019 00:15 | Human Rights
Iran Refuses To Accept U.N. Human Rights Report Sun Mar 03, 2019 19:04 | Human Rights
Child Abuse Awareness in Pakistan Fri Mar 01, 2019 15:05 | Human Rights
Human Rights in Ireland >>
For lefties too stubborn to quit
After Brexit? 11:51 Mon Mar 18, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Signs of Hope ? A continuing series 11:48 Mon Mar 18, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Irish Left Archive: British Strategy in Northern Ireland, Revolutionary Marxist Group, 1974 04:47 Mon Mar 18, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Insufficiently pro-Brexit? 20:40 Sun Mar 17, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Sunday and the Week?s Media Stupid Statements 11:39 Sun Mar 17, 2019 | guestposter
Cedar Lounge >>
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017
IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017
Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016
The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015
Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015
Dublin Opinion >>
An Bord Pleanala to decide on Tara/M3 next week
TaraWatch has learned that An Bord Pleanala will decide the fate of the Lismullin next week
The National Roads Authority (NRA) has submitted a copy of the Directions given by Minister Dick Roche, for
the excavation and demolition of the national monument at Lismullin, to An Bord Pleanala.
Originally, the Bord required said a decision would be reached by December, but stated today that they expect a decision next week.
The Directions for the excavation and demolition of Lismullin, which were made by Minister Roche on 12 June 2007.
[Read directions at http://tarawatch.org/?page_id=413]
The Directions were submitted to the Bord on 9 July 2007, as is required by Section 14B of the National Monuments Act 2004,
An Bord Pleanala is currently deciding if the current excavation and demolition is a material change to the M3 scheme approved by the Bord in September 2003.
Meath County Council
Ministerial Directions on National Monument at Lismullen, County Meath
- M3 Clonee to North of Kells Motorway Scheme.
Case reference: 17 EN3001
Case type: Changes to Road Developments
Applicant: National Roads Authority (Road Authority)
EIS required: No
Status: Case is due to be decided by 12-11-2007
* 09/07/2007: Lodged
The Bord have the power decide whether the demolition is a material change to the M3 scheme, and have the power to order that a new
Environmental Impact Statement be prepared.
The European Commission has already sent a Reasoned Opinion to the Irish Government, informing them that the demolition is in breach of EU law, because there should be a new Environmental Impact Assessment. However, Minister Gormley will not release a copy of it, even though he has the right to. The EU claim they cannot.
Excavation and controlled demolition of the Lismullin amphitheatre began on 7 August 2007.
TaraWatch is calling on the Minister to immediately place a Temporary Preservation Order on the national monument until the Bord has reached a decision. Allowing the demolition to proceed is preempting the decision of the Bord.
While some delicate features of the site should be recorded, before they are eroded by the elements, the main features of the amphitheatre itself should not be interfered with in any way, until there has been a final determination by the Bord, and an opportunity to judically review the Bord's decision.
In any event, the Bord's decision may be meaningless, because the EU has stated that the procdedures under the Act are in breach of EU law.
But the good news is that the Bord may say demolition is a material change to the project that will have a significant effect on the environment, and that there needs to be a new EIS, with public submissions and a new oral hearing. If they don't, it's another legal can of worms for them...