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international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 06, 2009 17:49 by Michelle Clarke 14 comments (last - tuesday september 18, 2012 14:19)
In the past, I have written about a treasure trove of information much under utilised for parents, for individuals, for children, for the elderly concerned about the future, and for students. It is the EU office in Dawson Street. This is adjacent to the Royal Irish Academy, and St. Anne's Church which is also a haven for people with time on their hands and a curious mind. They have a coffee centre and for over 50's they assist people in learning how to use the computer read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Thursday October 01, 2009 18:38 by TaraWatch 1 comment (last - friday october 02, 2009 13:36) 3 images
The Green Party has lost it's mandate to represent the people of Ireland, and in particular, the environmental movement in Ireland. The latest scandal involves Gormley's own promises as Minister, to strengthen legal protections for national monuments and landscapes. In 2007 he promised new legislation the following year. Then it was promised for 2009, and formally described as The National Monuments (Amendment) Act 2009. Last week we informed by the Taniste that the bill will now not be published until 2010, at least. This is a core Green Party issue, and there is simply no excuse for the delay, which is costing Ireland's heritage dearly because of the high destruction rate continuing under the Green watch. TaraWatch is calling on all environmental groups to protest at the Green Party Special Convention on Saturday 10 October at 9.00am. read full story / add a comment
Five telemasts, an explosives factory, pylons, an incinerator, mine tailings, airport runway, quarry, CCTV system, two waste plants and turfcutting. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Monday August 31, 2009 15:53 by Carmel Diviney 5 comments (last - monday october 12, 2009 11:36) 9 images
Ireland's second Feis Teamhra took place at the Hill of Tara yesterday. It is hoped that this event, a celebration of music and poetry will become an annual event. read full story / add a comment
The Irish Times reported on Friday, August 28 2009 that a 9,000 year old fishing trap was found in the Hill of Tara landscape at Clowanstown, near Dunsany, during excavations by the National Roads Authority (NRA), along the path of the M3 motorway. Settlement remains of agricultural, industrial and ritual nature were discovered amongst five man-made mounds, beside an ancient lake. Stone axes, jewellery and even a tiny wooden canoe were unearthed. The finds show once again that the Tara landscape masks an underground world of Irish pre-history, which should have been either left alone, or excavated as part of a proper research study, rather than as part of an archaeological salvage operation. read full story / add a comment
Poets and Musicians at Tara 30th Aug 2009 3-5pm Hill of Tara
The line up for the Second Feis Teamhra next Sunday on the Hill of Tara has been announced in a Press Release today by Grammy Award winning Singer/Songwriter Susan McKeown read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / feature Tuesday August 18, 2009 21:25 by Muireann Ni Bhrolchain 22 comments (last - wednesday september 16, 2009 18:42) 10 images
The Irish Government will pay compensation for tolls of the M3 if the traffic falls below the established minimum.
A report from Ferrovial dated 2008, on their website, states:
“The concession agreement establishes guaranteed minimum traffic levels and the Irish government has to pay the Concession Company compensation if traffic falls below the established minimums”.
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Oppose the taxpayer bailout for the M3 tolling company read full story / add a comment
dublin / animal rights / event notice Wednesday July 29, 2009 23:27 by Laura Broxson 14 comments (last - saturday december 19, 2009 23:55)
Horses are not ours to use for competitions, races, or bloodsports! read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / feature Thursday July 23, 2009 16:07 by TaraWatch 3 comments (last - friday july 31, 2009 09:24) 1 image
The Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, is currently conducting two separate public consultations, allegedly to protect Tara. There is the proposed Tara Skryne Landscape Conservation Area and the proposed Tara UNESCO World Heritage Site. But the Minister has not produced one single map showing the proposed areas, and has refused to answer Parliamentary Questions on the issue. read full story / add a comment
international / gender and sexuality / other press Monday July 20, 2009 10:45 by Lillian Hellman 2 comments (last - saturday august 08, 2009 14:52)
This is the story of the rape and murder of another young Iranian who was protesting for justice. Full story at link.
On Friday June 19, a large group of mourners gathered at the Ghoba mosque in Tehran to await a speech about the martyrs of the post-election protests by presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. According to one Iranian blog, 28-year-old Taraneh Mousavi was one of a group of people that was arrested by plainclothesed security forces for attending the gathering.
Weeks later her mother received an anonymous call from a government agent saying that her daughter has been hospitalized in Imam Khomeini Hospital in the city of Karaj, just north of Tehran -- hospitalized for "rupturing of her womb and anus in... an unfortunate accident".
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national / eu / press release Saturday July 18, 2009 19:06 by Patricia McKenna 3 comments (last - monday july 20, 2009 10:40) 1 image
The Green Party’s decision to support the Lisbon Treaty and backtrack on its long standing campaign for a more democratic EU will be more of a hindrance than a help to the Yes side. The voters would currently not buy a used car from the Green Party let alone a rejected treaty. The party leadership has shown that once part of the so-called ‘accepted political establishment’ they turn their back on their principles read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Tuesday July 14, 2009 09:25 by Tara Tara Tara 16 comments (last - friday august 07, 2009 13:16) 23 images
Emergency Call Out read full story / add a comment
dublin / miscellaneous / event notice Saturday July 11, 2009 20:31 by Sheila Green 4 comments (last - thursday july 16, 2009 17:09) 1 image
Protest at the Green Party special conference. read full story / add a comment
dublin / animal rights / event notice Thursday July 09, 2009 23:22 by Laura Broxson 4 comments (last - sunday july 12, 2009 02:26)
Tell korea to stop killing 2million cats and dogs every year for consumption!!!! read full story / add a comment
wexford / environment / event notice Monday July 06, 2009 23:34 by Tara 5 comments (last - tuesday july 28, 2009 17:44) 14 images 1 attached file
Seanchas is planned for the 24th to the 26th of July. This 3 day event combines many aspects of sustainable living. Over the weekend workshops will be available, reskilling people in native heritage crafts and practical living skills, as well as educating them on the issues that face us as society today. We believe that by coming together, sharing ideas and skills we can initiate great positive change both locally and globally.
The event is taking place in Templeshelin, Adamstown, Co.Wexford. See www.seanchasfestival.com/Location.html for map details read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / news report Saturday July 04, 2009 19:35 by Vincent Salafia 6 comments (last - saturday december 05, 2009 18:03) 3 images
On revolutionary day for some, I thought I'd bring this new image to your attention. It should be distributed far and wide, in honour of Neda Agha-Soltan who was killed during democracy protests in Iran. read full story / add a comment
TaraWatch will hold a peaceful vigil outside Government Buildings on Monday at 12.00pm, and hand in a complaint to be delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, concerning breaches of UN law in the handling of the M3 motorway at the Hill of Tara. read full story / add a comment
meath / animal rights / press release Friday July 03, 2009 08:04 by Bernie Wright 9 comments (last - thursday july 16, 2009 19:52) 1 image
END the pathetic conditions for over 20 animals,including a Pregnant donkey in FUNTASIA’s noisy rooftop Petting Farm.
A noisy amusement and casino establishment in Bettystown has airlifted (by CHERRYPICKER) over 20 animals onto its roof in an effort to attract more clientele to its arcade and boost profits at 3 euro a head.
Funtasia last week got many of these animals from Jesse Callaghan, a farmer in Lunderstown, Duleek to use as a spectacle for the roof farm on their two story building. Chicken wire, plywood and a fully cemented roof is all that was provided by way of accommodation for a variety of animals including:
A pregnant Donkey in poor condition.... read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / news report Thursday July 02, 2009 20:47 by TaraWatch 8 comments (last - sunday july 05, 2009 16:18) 3 images
A delegation of approximately 30 TaraWatch members met with Opposition TDs and Senators at the Kildare Street gates of the Dail on Wednesday, at 1.00 pm. read full story / add a comment