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Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

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international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 15, 2007 18:37 by Kevin T. Walsh   text 38 comments (last - saturday september 26, 2009 16:22)   image 3 images
The densest plume of Green Smoke has clouded the whole issue of the Lismullin site and the manner in which the Greens sacrificed the Henge site along the M3 motorway in order to get into Armani suits alongside members of Fianna Fail. read full story / add a comment
On The Hill Of Tara
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday August 06, 2007 19:29 by Susan Repasky   text 20 comments (last - sunday september 30, 2007 22:02)   image 6 images
Moments of time, reflecting on the importance of Tara as the Spiritual Center of Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday August 04, 2007 18:23 by Susan Repasky   text 51 comments (last - monday august 13, 2007 02:28)   image 8 images
An open letter to the current Taoiseach of Ireland regarding the M-3 motorway scheme. read full story / add a comment
Storage pit in Rath!
international / history and heritage / news report Thursday July 26, 2007 04:19 by Tarapixie   text 5 comments (last - wednesday august 08, 2007 16:40)   image 4 images
Today, the court hearing of the Tara 4 was held in Navan District Court. There was a lot of support outside the courthouse despite the wishes of judge Brofy. read full story / add a comment
meath / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday July 25, 2007 23:41 by Susan Repasky
The following has been sent to newspapers in Ireland and the US regarding the arrest and subsequent imposition of conditional bail agreement on seven protesters against the construction of the M-3. read full story / add a comment
squeeze a political rat and what do you get?
national / history and heritage / news report Wednesday July 25, 2007 18:42 by greenie   text 4 comments (last - thursday july 26, 2007 22:56)   image 2 images
This document was circulated today to green party members. read full story / add a comment
WHY
international / history and heritage / news report Monday July 23, 2007 23:51 by TaraPixie   text 2 comments (last - monday july 30, 2007 21:11)   image 1 image
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Non-Violent Direct Action …..all you need is a questioning attitude and be able to think for yourself! It requires you to act in a way that addresses the problem we are confronting. Activists have been protecting the valley and successfully stopping work on important sites from 6am until 7pm over the last 3 months. We need your help. read full story / add a comment
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international / history and heritage / news report Sunday July 22, 2007 12:51 by Seán Ryan   text 27 comments (last - tuesday july 24, 2007 15:46)   image 37 images
Great turnout at the Love Tara March. Around a thousand from all over the country march and make their voices heard.

Environmental Impact Assesment for the whole M3 project unlawful.

Gormley chastised by Sinnott as he has failed to make the file on Tara public, thereby giving the NRA the excuse of ignorance with regard to the illegality of the project. read full story / add a comment
Protestor Being carried off site trying to stop digger
international / history and heritage / feature Thursday July 19, 2007 23:07 by Terri Dale   text 96 comments (last - friday may 15, 2009 09:13)   image 55 images
As a rumoured additional 20 diggers are told to be arriving onsite, the public step up their protest in protecting Soldier Hill, attracting the likes of University Professors, International delegates on Tourism and EU Member of Parliaments to rush to the scene in aid of the protest.

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national / history and heritage / press release Thursday July 19, 2007 17:37 by Liam Leonard
Irish Ecopolitics Online: New Environmental Website:

Press release:
The Irish Ecopolitics Online webpage is now available to view at www.irishecopoliticsonline.com
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international / history and heritage / press release Thursday July 12, 2007 19:15 by TaraWatch   text 5 comments (last - sunday july 15, 2007 15:30)   image 1 image
PRESS RELEASE - TARAWATCH.org - 12 July 2007

TaraWatch will picket a number of Irish embassies world wide, and at Dail Eireann, tomorrow, to protest the failure of the Irish Government’s refusal to heed warnings from the European Commission that M3 works at the Hill of Tara are illegal.

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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday July 09, 2007 01:57 by Aoife Kavanagh   text 4 comments (last - sunday july 22, 2007 12:14)
In 1941 a bill was brought before the Dail which would make trade unions pay for licences to negotiate on behalf of their members. Without a licence workers and their unions could be sued by employers for loss of profits if they went on strike.
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kildare / history and heritage / news report Tuesday June 26, 2007 15:32 by Connection Breaker   text 28 comments (last - saturday june 28, 2008 00:13)   image 6 images
Thousands of Republicans from, across Ireland and Internationally gathered in Bodenstown, County Kildare, on Sunday 24th June to honour the founding father of Irish Republicanism, Theobold Wolfetone.

As part of the crowd was a vibrant display of youth from Ógra Shinn Féin. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday June 16, 2007 23:16 by Guy de Cervens   text 17 comments (last - thursday june 28, 2007 10:04)
What is taking place as regards Tara is only the first act of deceit by the Green Party, SINCE starting to prop up Berties Government. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / news report Wednesday June 13, 2007 12:51 by Joeyjoejoe   text 11 comments (last - saturday june 16, 2007 09:26)
De réir an Irish Times ní bheidh aon athrú ar an bplean chun Teamhair na Rí a scríos leis an M3 tar éis do na Glasaigh agus Fianna Fáil margadh a dhéanamh le céile read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / news report Wednesday June 06, 2007 16:45 by TaraWatch   text 20 comments (last - thursday june 14, 2007 23:17)   image 2 images
The World Monuments Fund (WMF), based in New York, has just announced that the Hill of Tara has been included in the World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites.

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Looking north from Roestown
national / history and heritage / news report Monday May 28, 2007 16:44 by TaraWatch   text 9 comments (last - friday june 01, 2007 08:45)   image 16 images
TaraWatch is stting up a permanent presence close to the national monuments of Rath Lugh and Lismullen, designed to protect them from illegal construction works. Volunteers are needed.

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TaraWatch protest's Kenny - Irish Examiner 22 May
national / history and heritage / news report Tuesday May 22, 2007 22:06 by TaraWatch   text 4 comments (last - monday may 28, 2007 01:47)   image 2 images
TaraWatch has been busy campaigning for the preservation of the Hill of Tara archaeological complex, and plans to step up the campaign over the weekend. Please come to a meeting on the Hill of Skryne on Saturday at 2.00 pm, for the launch of Monuments Watch.

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A loyalist view of the battle of Enniscorthy - note figure 'blocking' cannon with his wig
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 22, 2007 15:34 by Andrew Flood   text 4 comments (last - tuesday june 05, 2007 15:19)   image 9 images
Almost 210 years ago on the 23rd of May 1798 the largest popular republican rising in Irish history began. Across the island tens of thousands fought under the banner of the United Irishmen. Hundreds of thousands had been sworn into the organization in the preceding four years. On four occasions revolutionary France sent thousands of troops to aid the rebellion, the United Irishmen had built contacts with revolutionary republicans across the globe, including the USA, France, Hamburg and England.

The response of the British state to the rise of the United Irishmen was a brutal counterinsurgency campaign that stirred up sectarian conflict on the island. 1798 thus came to shape much of the political struggles that took place in the following centuries. read full story / add a comment
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meath / history and heritage / news report Sunday May 20, 2007 02:37 by Roestown reporter   text 27 comments (last - tuesday june 05, 2007 03:42)   image 21 images
Construction was held up on Fri 18th on the controversial M3 in the Tara Valley by a peaceful demonstration. A small group of concerned active citizens congregated at Rath Lugh at 5:30am. When workers arrived at 6:10am, they were unable to get their vehicles on site and gathered on the N3. The workers seemed unaware that the carpark they were using is the newly closed archeological site at Roestown.

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