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dublin / history and heritage / news report Monday April 13, 2009 18:58 by konia 7 comments (last - thursday april 16, 2009 10:07) 7 images 2 video files
In Dublin today, the North Inner City Folklore Project organised a commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising by honouring the men and women who fought for Irish Freedom. read full story / add a comment
Report on Easter Celebrations 2009 County Meath read full story / add a comment
Dublin saw a mini-Korrika run through the city centre last Saturday. Thousands of Basques participate in the Korrika which totals thousands of kilometres every two years on different routes through their homeland. This year's finished on Saturday with, according the organisers, the highest ever participation since 1981. The Basque and Irish participants in Dublin were running in solidarity and to raise funds for the promotion of the Basque language. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / press release Wednesday March 11, 2009 19:13 by TaraWatch 1 image
TaraWatch wrote today to the UK universities pension fund, Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), who are institutional investors in Cintra, the subsidiary of Ferrovial, who are building the M3 motorway, to inform them of the ethical investment issues involved with the Hill of Tara and to ask for stakeholder engagement. read full story / add a comment
New Book being published read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / press release Tuesday February 24, 2009 21:21 by Mattie Lennon
Down the decades with The Link and Nuacht
Surprised by joy-impatient as the wind
I wished to share the transport-Oh! With whom
But thee . . .
Patrick Kavanagh said that no one could write a comprehensive account of Irish life who ignored the Gaelic Athletic Association. Likewise, any attempt to chronicle events of the last century would be far from complete if CIE was omitted.
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This is a one stop shop for you to begin your research and maybe you are of Irish origin or maybe you know you are not. Maybe you are just interested in Irish history in general. What ever your reason for viewing this site a very warm : CEAD MILE FAILTE - MEANING A HUNDRETH THOUSAND WELCOMES. read full story / add a comment
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international / history and heritage / news report Sunday December 21, 2008 14:00 by TaraWatch 6 comments (last - tuesday january 20, 2009 16:12) 5 images
TaraWatch is calling on the public to make submissions to an advisory group that has been set up by the Irish Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, to review the Tentative List of potential UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ireland. The deadline is 30 January, 2009. read full story / add a comment
limerick / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday November 26, 2008 22:22 by Jack 7 comments (last - monday december 01, 2008 14:14)
Why is Hidden History hiding ?
Last evening, Tuesday, 25th November, I flicked through the TV listings for something
worthwhile to watch. I came across a docudrama on RTE one at 10.15 pm. It was entitled, ‘DEATH OR CANADA’. I switched on RTE one at 10.15 and discovered that the docudrama was actually another of those terrible Hidden History programmes. I was surprised to see that it was Hidden History and though it unusual that it was not advertised as so on the TV listings. I immediately checked last Saturday’s Irish Times TV guide. The programme was listed on RTE at 10.15pm under the title DEATH OR CANADA, no mention of Hidden History. On the top of the page under the heading, TV CHOICE by David O Dwyer I see a review of the docudrama, it reads as follows. read full story / add a comment
After the death of Kennedy it seemed that everything was going wrong.
Vietnam, Watergate, the race riots, the cultural chasm between young and old, rich and poor, the collapse of traditional family values and the explosion of drug culture and sexual license among an angry disillusioned generation of baby boomers who should have inherited the American Dream that the “greatest generation” including Kennedy had sacrificed so much for and the rise of nihilistic violence by Manson, the Weathermen, the slaughter at My Lai, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy himself who seemed to be the last of idealistic liberals left after the end of the war. All the problems seemed to have burst to the surface following the death of Kennedy when the hopes and dreams of millions of the young who had been brought up to believe in a safe rational world were shattered.
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national / history and heritage / news report Sunday November 09, 2008 18:05 by éirígí PRO 7 comments (last - monday november 10, 2008 23:41)
With the recent release 'Hunger' interest in the 1981 Hunger Strike has increased. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday October 20, 2008 12:25 by Vince 1 comment (last - monday october 20, 2008 14:16) 1 image
On the afternoon of Friday, November 22, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was shot and killed by a sniper as he rode in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas, Texas. That infamous weekend was the beginning of 24 hour saturation television news coverage, the moment when the post-war generation of baby boomers received their first initiation of the brutal underbelly beneath the American dream, it was the beginning of the political drama of the 1960’s that almost tore the US apart as the lid was lifted on America’s unease with its superpower status, the divide between rich and poor and the cancer of racial injustice. It is a drama that is unresolved and still poisons American society today. As a new young energetic African-American President appears to have the White House within his reach, it appears there is a chance that the festering wound opened in 1963 may finally be closed.
Or maybe not. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / feature Friday October 17, 2008 19:54 by George Stapleton 7 comments (last - friday november 07, 2008 12:35) 3 images 1 video file
This is the second of a series of articles covering the financial and money markets from a critical perspective. In 'Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction', Paul Bowman examined the derivatives market and promised that the succeeding article would cover the 'story of the historical development of successive regimes of global financial orders' and would explain the role of the Eurodollars market 'in undermining the Keynesian Bretton Woods system'.
In the interests of space and relevance, I will only tell the story of the historical development of the regime of global financial order under US hegemony. I will begin by examining how the centre of capital accumulation shifted from Europe to the US in the first half of the twentieth century, and how following World War II the global financial order became centred around the US through the Bretton Woods system.
I will then look at how the Bretton Woods System was undermined, concentrating as much on the role of workers’ militancy as on the role of the Eurodollars market. After considering the response to the crisis of Bretton Woods, I'll look at the Clinton boom bringing us up to the current situation of the US’s current heavy dependence on foreign borrowing.
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international / history and heritage / news report Monday September 08, 2008 17:36 by Tara Tara Tara 22 comments (last - tuesday november 18, 2008 18:44) 31 images
Here is how the Valley looks now, her Sacred Sites razed and desecrated , replaced by concrete and tar. read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / news report Sunday September 07, 2008 21:24 by TaraWatch 1 comment (last - tuesday september 09, 2008 16:43) 3 images
Members of TaraWatch and other groups will sell pieces of coal , dressed as 'fat- cats', tomorrow outside the Green party offices on Suffolk Street at noon tomorrow. The coal will signify the Green's preference for creating new taxes, to penalise carbon use, instead of seeking cuts in spending on carbon producing infrastructure like tolled motorways, in the upcoming Budget, like their own policy documents call for.
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international / history and heritage / news report Wednesday August 13, 2008 09:56 by Tara Tara Tara 17 comments (last - tuesday september 30, 2008 18:34) 17 images
Just before the torrential rains of last weekend, work on the Crib Walling of Rath Lugh National Monument finally began amidst much speculation as to the long delay. This was contrary to the recommendations made in the Technical Report of Golder Associates. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday August 10, 2008 02:33 by Concerned 4 comments (last - tuesday august 12, 2008 09:40) 2 images
Disinterred Bodies read full story / add a comment
The Sixth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-6) was recently held in University College Dublin. During the Congress, there was a special session hosted by the WAC Standing Committee on Ethics, which entailed presentations by various stakeholders in the Hill of Tara / M3 motorway issue. Addidionally, Tara was raised at the Plenary Session, at the conclusion of the congress, and a resolutions regarding Tara's World Heritage value was passed. Now, WAC wants to further investigate the issue, and has appointed an executive member to compile a report. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / news report Monday July 21, 2008 17:20 by Glor na nÓg 3 comments (last - friday july 25, 2008 07:23) 4 images
Tá eagraithe Slógadh na n-Óg thar a bheith sásta leis an ócáid ar fad a bhí ar siúl ag an deireadh seachtaine. Bhí muid ag súil go dtiocfadh léar mór daoine amach chuig an an ócáid agus sin a tharla. Bhí an-chuid baill d’Ógra Shinn Féin i láthair fosta agus measann muid gur bhain achan daoine an-sult agus an-tairbhe as.
Bhí an deireadh seachtaine féin lonnaithe i gceantar álainn Thír Chonnaill, i sráidbhaile beag darbh ainm Dún Lúiche, suite faoi scáth mhór Earagail. Roghnaíodh an áit áirithe seo fá choinne an tslógaidh de bharr an mhéid ghaeilge a labhairtear ann, atá go h-ard agus de bharr na tacaíochta áitiúla don slógadh a chuaigh go mór chun ár leasa.
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