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national / history and heritage / other press Saturday May 26, 2007 14:38 by R. Isible   text 1 comment (last - monday may 28, 2007 17:22)
Paul Muldoon (author of Horse Latitudes) writes in a recent New York Times article about the destruction of rich archaeological and heritage sites along the route of the proposed M3. Muldoon goes a good job of conveying the historical and archaeological significance of tara and the "interesting" position of Bertie Ahern. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday May 23, 2007 15:34 by Roestown   text 120 comments (last - monday june 23, 2008 08:30)   image 79 images
Collierstown under attack read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Wednesday May 23, 2007 00:25 by tara foundation   text 4 comments (last - friday june 15, 2007 23:19)   image 1 image
A massive prehistoric ‘henge’ site has been discovered in Lismullen, beside the Hill of tara on the route of the planned M3 Motorway. The circular enclosure is the size of more than three football fields, and is without doubt a national monument because of the rarity of henges in Ireland, as well as its importance to the Hill of tara archaeological complex.
Featuring a press conference given by TaraWatch, the video (see link below) gives details of the M3 Motorway, what lies in its path, what has been destroyed, and what is being now being threatened with destruction.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPIAxHBot6Q
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galway / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 22, 2007 22:48 by gníomhaí   text 2 comments (last - wednesday november 14, 2007 17:24)
I'm involved with a few national issues at the moment but, in my opinion, activists often neglect their own area..... read full story / add a comment
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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Sketch of Lismullen National Monument
meath / history and heritage / event notice Tuesday May 22, 2007 19:18 by TaraWatch   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 24, 2007 06:04)   image 5 images
A TaraWatch meeting at the old church on the Hill of Skryne at 2.00 pm on Saturday marks the beginning of round the clock monitoring of the national monuments at Rath Lugh. Come and help us protect these endangered sites. read full story / add a comment
national / anti-capitalism / news report Tuesday May 22, 2007 13:33 by C Murray   text 13 comments (last - wednesday may 23, 2007 13:21)
There are three calls from women campaigners at tara today about the abuse
of anti M3 activists who are upholding peaceful demonstration at tara.

The abuse is carried out by contractors in the presence of Gardai. read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Monday May 21, 2007 23:25 by Laura Grealish   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 22, 2007 15:00)
On Wednesday, 23 May at 11am, TaraWatch will stage a demonstration outside Fine Gael party headquarters at 51 Upper Mount Street, Dublin 2, in response to Enda Kenny's failure to state his party's position with regard to the M3 motorway.

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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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national / history and heritage / news report Saturday May 19, 2007 23:46 by Campaign To Save tara   text 4 comments (last - tuesday may 22, 2007 13:33)   image 1 image
Update on Campaign To Save tara's efforts to protect the Gabhra Valley and ways you can support us! read full story / add a comment
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dublin / history and heritage / event notice Thursday May 17, 2007 19:53 by TaraWatch   text 3 comments (last - tuesday may 22, 2007 13:15)   image 1 image
Conference at Trinity College Dublin, Swift Theatre, 11.00 am to 3.00 pm - Monday 21st May 2007

Admission free read full story / add a comment
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meath / history and heritage / press release Wednesday May 16, 2007 04:02 by TaraWatch   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 16, 2007 10:37)   image 3 images
Demonstrations are expected to take place in the vicinity of the Hill of tara today, protesting against the imminent destruction of monuments while the Minister is deciding whether or not to reroute the M3 read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Monday May 14, 2007 20:31 by anarchyvist   text 27 comments (last - friday may 18, 2007 22:27)   image 2 images
Information and Misinformation: a challenge for the Irish Archaeological Profession read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday May 13, 2007 09:08 by Brian   text 13 comments (last - thursday april 28, 2011 08:21)
This is just an attempt to see if some of the large social changes taking place in Ireland right now are the result of deliberate government policies, aimed at controlling dissent, rather than just random acts. read full story / add a comment
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galway / miscellaneous / event notice Friday May 11, 2007 12:52 by Temro   image 1 image
A fundraising gig for the campaign to save tara will take place on the 23rd of May at 21:00 in An Púcán, Gaillimh.

E10/ E7 concession/ lamháltas read full story / add a comment
Lismullin site with Rath Lugh in the background
international / history and heritage / feature Friday May 11, 2007 11:32 by Muireann Ni Bhrolchain   text 49 comments (last - wednesday july 18, 2007 17:36)   image 74 images   1 attached file
Experts had warned for years that the M3 should never have been routed through the Gabhra (tara-Skreen) Valley.
What we refer to today as a “henge” are two related architectural forms that come from the late Neolithic and the early Bronze age. They date from about 2500 to 1800BC and may consist of banks, earth enclosures and also timber circles and that is what we have in this case. Rath Medb at is an example of the earthen enclosure. The best known henge is of course Stonehenge. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / news report Wednesday May 09, 2007 16:20 by Indymedia reoprter   text 9 comments (last - friday may 11, 2007 12:14)   image 10 images
Campaigners spoke with Minister Brennan, once responsible forTransport, now for Social and Family Affairs. read full story / add a comment
Bingo! it took 3 years or was it 40? to riot the centre of Paris
international / politics / elections / news report Monday May 07, 2007 11:39 by scorchio   text 21 comments (last - thursday august 02, 2007 21:51)   image 3 images
Two days ago no-one accused Segolene Royal of scare-tactics, dirty electioneering, or any kind of pre-Uachtaran vulgarity when she remarked that riots would greet a Sarkozy victory.

Accordingly 3,000 riot cops were deployed in central Paris. All the riots where kids burned cars before were in the periphery. To the relief of the establishment the anger didn't leave the ugly quarters.

Then Sarkozy won. Overall on 85% of electorate with 50.19%. In posh central 16ème arrondissement where he will now live "in a certain insecurity" he got 80.81% but out in ugliesville 20ème arrondissement Paris he only got 35.37%.

What was ugliesville to do? Burn their buses and be ignored again? read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday May 05, 2007 14:01 by C Murray   text 35 comments (last - thursday may 31, 2007 13:33)   image 2 images
The mainstream radio stations are covering the announcement by an t'Uachtaran
of the referral of the Criminal Laws 2007 to the Council Of State, if agreement is not
reached then the matter gets referred to the Supreme Court.

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/82244
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/82176

The last act of the Present Minister for Justice was to appoint a number of new Judges.

The Irish Times, surprisingly are leading with an exclusive with photo of Minister
Mc Dowell stating that the PD's have secured further revelations of Taoiseach
Ahern's finances and were reflecting on their position with regard to coalition. read full story / add a comment
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meath / history and heritage / other press Saturday May 05, 2007 05:51 by TaraWatch   image 3 images
NPR featured an interview with Conor Newman of NUI Galway read full story / add a comment
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