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Getting the raw Cowen
national / consumer issues / news report Wednesday September 15, 2010 19:42 by Seán Ryan and Madam K   text 32 comments (last - tuesday september 28, 2010 11:44)   image 15 images   video 3 video files
A man of the people. Flawed yes. But a man of the people all the same. Some alcohol, some nudity and some public urination, we take to the streets with Brian Cowen to say sorry. read full story / add a comment
Photos Sean Gilmartin
international / arts and media / event notice Tuesday August 24, 2010 17:18 by Carmel Diviney   text 22 comments (last - sunday september 12, 2010 11:32)   image 22 images
Third Feis Teamhra event 29th Aug 2010 3-5pm Hill of tara read full story / add a comment
One of two Ringforts destroyed in the Kilmurray area. Photo Irish Independent today.
national / environment / news report Tuesday August 10, 2010 15:15 by Carmel Diviney   text 12 comments (last - sunday august 15, 2010 11:55)   image 2 images
Support the call for a full prosecution of those who destroy our heritage. About 35,000 ring fort sites are currently identifiable in the Irish landscape – they are clearly marked on Ordnance Survey 6“ maps.

Of these, only about 250 ring forts have so far been subjected to archaeological excavation. How many we retain protected and preserved is up to us. Write letters to Gormley in support of the call from the Friends of the Irish Environment to bear the full weight of the law down upon the people responsible for this destruction.

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national / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday July 20, 2010 11:42 by Sean Keir Moriarty   text 2 comments (last - wednesday july 21, 2010 22:21)
Dear Prime Minister Cowen,

Over the course of the past three (3) years, I've written you, Mr. Gormley, the members of Dáil Éireann, the Meath County Council, archaeologists at NUI Galway, UC Dublin, UC Cork, The Heritage Council, The Discovery Programme and the OPW on numerous occasions regarding my research paper, 'Orthostat, the Mound of the Hostages'.

http://www.knowth.com/tara-pdf.htm

The purpose for doing so was to convince The Heritage Council, The Discovery Programme & OPW to complete the geo-physical mapping of tara, which I have no doubt will confirm the hypothesis set forth in my paper, that the symbols carved on Orthostat L2 within the Mound of the Hostages, constitute a map of the Hill of tara, as it existed during the Neolithic Age. ( ca. 3200 BC)

The response I received from The Discovery Programme was that "no one here is compet read full story / add a comment
national / environment / opinion/analysis Monday July 12, 2010 16:13 by Farrelly57   text 27 comments (last - saturday august 28, 2010 10:33)   image 7 images
A new problem is affecting our Chestnut Trees and felling these green giants with speed everywhere across Ireland. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / opinion/analysis Friday July 02, 2010 22:01 by donkylemore   text 1 comment (last - monday july 12, 2010 14:43)
The notion is as absurd as it is reflective on how cravenly this Junior coalition partners will act do to stay in power.
The Greens are not the tail that wags the dog; they are the illegitimate pup which it might have been wiser - in political terms - to have put down the moment he was seen to have been overly frisky
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dublin / animal rights / event notice Wednesday June 30, 2010 20:53 by Laura Broxson   text 1 comment (last - monday july 05, 2010 14:19)
Day of action to highlight the cruel Dog & Cat Meat Trade in Korea read full story / add a comment
meath / environment / opinion/analysis Monday June 14, 2010 11:41 by Farrelly57   text 18 comments (last - friday september 03, 2010 11:19)   image 13 images
The proposed tara/Skryne Landscape Conservation plan is an attempt to protect and preserve an old and sacred area but it may be scuppered by a small cabal of politicians who are again spreading scare storied and lies to keep the area open for all and any developement. read full story / add a comment
Gweebarra Conservation Group Poster for Public meeting 12 June, 4.00pm Elliott's Lounge, Leitirmacaward, Donegal
donegal / environment / event notice Monday June 07, 2010 16:18 by Gweebarra Conservation Group   image 2 images
Gweebarra Conservation Group are holding a Public Meeting in Elliott's Lounge in Leitirmacaward on Saturday, June 12th at 4.00pm to discuss the recently granted prospecting license; high voltage power lines; industrial wind farms and the growing litter problem as a result of the increased recycling charges by Donegal County Council. read full story / add a comment
Standing Stone
meath / environment / opinion/analysis Monday May 24, 2010 12:56 by farrelly57   text 21 comments (last - saturday may 29, 2010 16:50)   image 8 images
Here is the TSV on Sunday. We are told that destruction will not happen in this valley anymore, we are told that our heritage is safe but my walk yesterday shows that things have simply got worse.
Please become involved and stop the rape of our old green land. It is reaching appoint that soon it will be too late. We look set to lose all our old mysterious, wild and fallow places.
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Blundelstown Interchange
international / history and heritage / press release Thursday May 20, 2010 17:24 by Carmel Diviney   text 73 comments (last - monday april 09, 2012 20:50)   image 21 images
bealtaine flowers
meath / history and heritage / event notice Wednesday April 21, 2010 14:50 by martin   image 3 images
This year on The Hill of tara we will be celebrating Bealtaine as never before. We have picked 4 places over the hill and will be processing to each part with people joined by candle bearers trailing garlands of coloured ribbon and flowers. One candle barer will have a representation of the Silver apple of the Moon, the other candle bearer will have a representation of the Golden apple of the Sun. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Monday April 12, 2010 17:18 by Pauline Bleach   text 42 comments (last - wednesday may 05, 2010 19:01)   image 7 images
The Irish UNESCO tentative list including tara is due on April the 15th 2010 or it will miss this years deadline, but so far Minister Gormley is unable to confirm it's submission. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / opinion/analysis Monday March 22, 2010 11:37 by taraL
50 years ago an experiment was conducted by Stanley Milgram, measuring the willingness of participants to obey an authoritative figure dressed in white coat that instructed them to illicit shocks on another human being, called the learner. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / other press Saturday March 13, 2010 13:49 by Storyliner   text 2 comments (last - monday march 15, 2010 18:29)
A critical profile of Vincent Salafia - Ruadhán Mac Eoin and Michael Smith read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Sunday March 07, 2010 11:00 by Pauline Bleach
Since 2007, we have been patient and responded to all public consultations to have tara included in the UNESCO Irish World Heritage Tentative list.

Given the worldwide interest in the tara issue, we are hoping the Minister will give us all something to celebrate on St Patricks Day by submitting the Irish list just a little bit early?

The Minister's secretary envisions it will be in for the April deadline for this year. We hope to ensure that vision becomes reality. read full story / add a comment
galway / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Saturday February 13, 2010 11:45 by donkylemore   text 6 comments (last - thursday february 18, 2010 19:13)
If Ms de Burca's allegations are to be believed as written her unbridled personal column in today's Irish Times, it would seem that not only have the Greens lost their moral compass ; they have buried it under a host of erstwhile worthy principles.
In these circumstances t'would be well were the Green's to bury this current arrangement of their party system and try to reform themselves rigorously before they attempt to resurrect themselves , with any credibility. read full story / add a comment
galway / elections / politics / opinion/analysis Thursday January 14, 2010 15:05 by donkylemore
where to the Greens now . the party of probity and ethical standards in high places
will they seek to have Lowry removed or will they continue to linger on in power with FF with Lowry's guarantee to follow the govt. whip/ read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday January 12, 2010 17:53 by Campaigner   text 4 comments (last - thursday may 12, 2011 16:07)
Spotted this on the eirigi website and it could have some possible and very welcome repercussions right across Ireland. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday January 10, 2010 06:13 by Donkylemore
Cowen seems more beaten by the day. The easy clichéd sound bites gone. He appears hunched, shuffling; or frozen in fright like the deer in the head lamp, He has inherited a terrible legacy , but one which he contributed to its making in very substantial manner.The game is up Like Brown in the UK - he too is unlucky, unpopular, lingering in from day to day, never knowing the moment to go to the country. read full story / add a comment
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