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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday December 02, 2009 19:43 by Rudiger 1 comment (last - thursday december 03, 2009 17:09) 2 images
This weekend saw the annual Ken Saro Wiwa memorial weekend being held in Erris, Co Mayo. This was the 14th such memorial weekend, and is held in memory of the Ogoni leader who was hung along with 8 other men because of their opposition to Shell. The weekend was organised as Sr Majella McCarron, who told the assembled crowd during the weekend of how she had worked closely with Saro Wiwa for 18 months while she was in Ogoniland and continued to communicate with him up until the time he was detained and subsequently hung. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Sunday November 29, 2009 13:08 by taraWatch 7 comments (last - sunday november 29, 2009 19:08) 1 image
Matt Schwoebel wanted to take statements from protesters objecting to the construction of the M3 motorway through the Hill of tara.
He is drafting a complaint to the UN Commission on Human Rights about the way the government has handled objections and treated those who made them. But when he arrived at Dublin Airport, officers from the Garda National Immigration Bureau informed him he would not be allowed into the country. read full story / add a comment
dublin / worker & community struggles and protests / event notice Monday November 23, 2009 15:03 by centre for public-cultures
‘Baby, it’s cold outside’: the Humanities and the Post- Credit Crunch Economy.
As part of its on-going commitment to the project of ‘Enabling Dissent: the Creation of a Civil Society’, The Centre for Public Culture Studies, IADT, is hosting a special event on the 2nd of December 2009. Date: Wednesday, the 2nd of December, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, in a019, Atrium, at IADT. To book a place: email email@example.com. To email questions for the panel: email firstname.lastname@example.org
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international / consumer issues / other press Monday November 09, 2009 09:43 by UD 2 comments (last - tuesday november 10, 2009 11:39) 1 image
Last week a consortium of three companies bought a Sellafield site with a view to a 2016 expansion of
UK nuclear energy provision, this emanates from the *Entente Formidable* fiscal deal between the Heir
to Slitherin' Gordon Brown (pal of Alistair Campbell , currently being investigated for Provence parties
and expenses and best matey of Toxic Blair, who really had to go and is not getting Europe BTW) and
the Gallic Shrimp Premier Sarkozy.
Heres the Contract site which the Irish Times did not make mention of during the sale period :
 http://www.contractjournal.com/Articles/2009/10/28/7308....html read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / news report Sunday November 08, 2009 14:25 by taraWatch 9 comments (last - tuesday june 22, 2010 01:01) 10 images
For years now, we have been reading about plans for the Leinster Orbital Route (LOR) or Dublin Outer Orbital Route (DOOR). Earlier this year, the NRA published a Feasibility Report from 2007, which shows route of the LOR passing along the side of the Hill of tara. Notably, the route goes about 1km north of the Blundelstown Interchange, between the N3 and M3 motorway. However, last week Meath County Councillors were told to freeze planning on a 2km corridor on either side of the route. So, it is possible the route will pass directly through the Blundelstown Interchange, the Hill of tara complex and the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, it appears that this was the plan all along, and that the route has been chosen before the public consultation even begins. read full story / add a comment
meath / history and heritage / event notice Sunday November 01, 2009 17:10 by Martin 1 comment (last - sunday november 01, 2009 19:00) 1 image
The Winter Solstice rising sun alignment into the chamber of Newgrange is now one of the best known archeo-astronomical phenomena in Ireland. But this event is one of many that take place across the world. Places also seem linked together with mythologies and names. read full story / add a comment
A non demoninational ritual celebration of the Samhain festival at the great mound of Dowth. We will be gathering for an hour or so to remember our dead, release the mental clutter comming into winter and connecting with the web of life through simple ritual and symbolic acts.
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international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Sunday November 01, 2009 14:51 by tara tara tara 25 comments (last - thursday march 25, 2010 15:14) 30 images
The Mound of the Hostages... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Monday October 19, 2009 22:36 by Coordination of Democratic Forces for the Republic (Niger) 1 image
Statement of the opposition gathering of October 17, 2009, by The Coordination of Democratic Forces for the Republic (CFDR) of Niger.
Read by Bazoum Mohamed, CFDR spokesperson, Niamey, Niger.
Translated http://www.tomathon.com/mphp/ read full story / add a comment
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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