Upcoming Events

Dublin | History and Heritage

no events match your query!

Blog Feeds

Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire

offsite link ‘Reduced Service’ Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:37 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Inconvenient Questions for the “Specia... Wed Jun 15, 2022 16:32 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Who Dares Apply Anti-Interventionist Ana... Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:15 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Kiev Puts Its Military Deaths at 10,000 ... Mon Jun 13, 2022 05:58 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Rosgvard Wasn’t Told They’d Be Going... Sun Jun 12, 2022 14:24 | Rolo Slavsky

Anti-Empire >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

The Daily Sceptic

offsite link News Round-Up Fri Jul 01, 2022 23:57 | Toby Young
A summary of all the most interesting stories that have appeared about politicians? efforts to control the virus ? and other acts of hubris and folly ? not just in Britain, but around the world.
The post News Round-Up appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Halifax Customers Close Accounts in Response to Gender Pronouns Fiasco Fri Jul 01, 2022 17:15 | Toby Young
Customers are leaving the Halifax en masse after an employee told customers who don't like the bank's gender pronoun policy to close their accounts. It's yet another case of 'Get Woke, Go Broke'.
The post Halifax Customers Close Accounts in Response to Gender Pronouns Fiasco appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Why is the Scottish Government Trying to Silence Me? Fri Jul 01, 2022 15:40 | Lois McLatchie
Pro-life campaigner Lois McLatchie wasn't expecting SNP MP Alison Thewliss to react the way she did after she appeared on BBC Scotland: she labelled her an 'extremist' and called for her to be banned from the airwaves.
The post Why is the Scottish Government Trying to Silence Me? appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link How Governments Bullied Us During the Pandemic Fri Jul 01, 2022 13:39 | Susan Broomhall
Deprivation of rights for months on end, constantly-shifting petty rules backed up with threats, victimisation of particular groups ? there's a word for how Governments have treated us the past two years: bullying.
The post How Governments Bullied Us During the Pandemic appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

offsite link Right-On, Ultra-Woke Amazon Suppresses Information About LGBTQ+ Products in the UAE During Pride Mon... Fri Jul 01, 2022 12:37 | Toby Young
Amazon has been energetically celebrating Pride Month around the world ? except in the UAE where it has restricted search results about LGBTQ+ products at the request of the authorities.
The post Right-On, Ultra-Woke Amazon Suppresses Information About LGBTQ+ Products in the UAE During Pride Month appeared first on The Daily Sceptic.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link EU exempts Suwalki Corridor from Russia sanctions Fri Jul 01, 2022 20:31 | en

offsite link New documents implicate Banderites Fri Jul 01, 2022 17:57 | en

offsite link EU flag installed in Ukrainian Parliament Fri Jul 01, 2022 16:41 | en

offsite link Ecstasy lab seized on Kleine-Brogel NATO base Thu Jun 30, 2022 07:33 | en

offsite link Discordance among Israeli officials over Iran Thu Jun 30, 2022 07:10 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Dublin - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Hill of Tara / M3 motorway UNESCO Consultation - Meeting at TCD

category dublin | history and heritage | event notice author Monday March 23, 2009 17:13author by TaraWatchauthor email info at tarawatch dot org Report this post to the editors

Be a part of the solution, no the problem

If the plan of the Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, proceeds without intervention, Ireland will find itself with a completed motorway through the Tara complex, only to be told by UNESCO to move it, at huge cost to the taxpayer, and untold damage to Tara.

The Hill of Tara - Round Table - Meeting One

Lectures and panel discussion, hosted by

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Trinity College Dublin and TaraWatch

Jonathan Swift Theatre - Trinity College Dublin

Tues, 24 March 2009 - 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm.

Admission free - All welcome

This will be Meeting One of the The Hill of Tara Round Table, a problem-solving initiative, aimed at finding a mutually beneficial solution to the Hill of Tara / M3 motorway problem.

There will be a focus on the UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination of the Hill of Tara, as well as the public consultation currently being conducted by the Department of the Environment, Heritage, and Local Government, on Ireland’s List of Tentative UNESCO Sites.

There will also be lectures on the law of the human right to culture and the protection of cultural heritage sites in Ireland, in order to stimulate debate on the value of Tara, and cultural sites.

All stakeholders, such a heritage and environmental groups, community groups, historians and archaeologists, political parties and others interested in the Hill of Tara / M3 issue, are encouraged to participate in what will be a very challenging process - to find a solution for the M3 problem at Tara.

Speakers

- Sean Goggins (NUI Galway, Irish Centre for Human Rights) on human right to culture;

- Meghan Abigail (NUI Galway/University of Texas Law School) on UNESCO and protecting cultural heritage;

- Sue Redican on the UNESCO nomination of the Great Blasket Islands;

- Vincent Salafia, TaraWatch - The UNESCO nomination of the Hill of Tara and other sites.

More information

Phone 3530871323365
Email: info@tarawatch.org

Register for this event on Facebook at:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=61683416846

==

PRESS RELEASE

TARAWATCH.org

23 March 2009

'Meath County Council Fails to Nominate the Hill of Tara as a UNESCO Site'

Meath County Council has failed to nominated the Hill of Tara as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of Minister Gormley's public consultation, a recently released Department of Environment document shows. This could prove fatal to the nomination of the Hill of Tara made by third parties, including the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society and TaraWatch.

TaraWatch alleges this omission is a breach of the Meath County Development Plan, which contains a "mandatory obligation on the Council" regarding the "conservation and protection of the environment, including, in particular, the archaeological and natural heritage" as well as "the preservation of the character of the landscape."

However, Meath County Council, which already manages the Bend of the Boyne World Heritage Site, did nominate 'Monastic Kells' to be a UNESCO site, as part of the public consultation.

The Hill of Tara received 6 out of the total of 31 nominations received by the Expert Advisory Panel, Chaired by Lord Hankey, which was set up by Minister Gormley to review Ireland's Tentative List of UNESCO sites and conduct the consultation between Dec 1 and Jan 31.

The second phase of the public consultation is due to begin shortly, after the Minister publishes the proposed Tentative List, to be presented to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee Meeting in Seville this summer.

The implications of Meath County Council's failure to nominate the Hill of Tara will be discussed at a round table event in Trinity College Dublin tomorrow, entitled "The Hill of Tara, UNESCO and the human right to culture." It will be held in the Jonathan Swift Theatre at 7.30. Admission free.

A TaraWatch spokesperson said:

"Meath County Council's refusal to nominate the Hill of Tara as a World Heritage Site is a clear failure in their duty to protect Ireland's heritage, and a breach of their own County Development Plan.

"This failure by Meath is a clear breach of the human rights of all Irish people to enjoy their culture.

"It is absurd that Lough Gur is being nominated by Limerick, while Tara is not being nominated by Meath, which claims to be the Heritage Capital of Ireland.

"This month Smithsonian Magazine placed Tara on a list of 10 must-see sites before they disappear, which highlights the continued bad faith on the part of Meath County Council.

ENDS

Other nominations included:

- The Burren & Cliffs of Moher: Clare County Council
- Cork harbour: Cork County Council
- Tory island: Donegal County Council
- St Brendan's Cathedral and Aran Islands: Galway County Council
- Lough Gur: Limerick County Council
- Clonmacnoise: Longford County Council
- Ceide Fields and NW Mayo Bogs: Mayo County Council
- Rathcroghan Archaeological Complex: Roscommon County Council
- Glendalough Monastic Settlement: Wicklow County

Links:

DOE Index of proposals
http://www.environ.ie/en/Heritage/WorldHeritage/Ireland...ownLo\ad,19694,en.doc

DOE World Heritage Review
http://www.environ.ie/en/Heritage/WorldHeritage/Ireland...List/

Meath County Development Plan (2007-2013) Chapter 8
'Cultural, Heritage and Landscape Protection
http://www.meath.ie/LocalAuthorities/Publications/Plann...licat\ions/CountyMeathPlanningPublications/CountyMeathDevelopmentPlan2007-2013/File,67\42,en.pdf

Details of Hill of Tara Round Table - TCD - 24 March
http://www.tarawatch.org/the-hill-of-tara-round-table-m...march

Related Link: http://www.tarawatch.org/the-hill-of-tara-round-table-meeting-one-24-march
© 2001-2022 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy