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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
taraWatch will hold a demonstration outside Dail Eireann on Kildare St tomorrow at 1.00pm, and demand that the Government halt work on the M3 within the Hill of tara landscape and proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to the lawsuit being argued by the European Commission in the European Court of Justice against Ireland this week. read full story / add a comment
Le Chéile Saor to attend Save tara protest at Leinster House read full story / add a comment
taraWatch will hand in a series of Parliamentary Questions (PQs), to be made by members of the Oireachtas and Senate at 1.00pm on Wednesday 1 July, outside Dail Eireann on Kildare Street. Please come down and support us. read full story / add a comment
Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, advertised a public process in December to review Ireland's Tentative List of UNESCO sites. The aim was to submit this list, including the Hill of tara, to UNESCO at their World Heritage Committee meeting in Seville, Spain.
That didn't happen. Dave Kenny asks 'why?'
He also notes there will be a demonstration outside the Dail on Wednesday, 1st July at 1.00pm read full story / add a comment
dublin / history and heritage / event notice Sunday June 21, 2009 15:26 by taraWatch 1 comment (last - friday june 26, 2009 01:42) 1 image
The demonstrations will mark the day when Minister Gormley was supposed to submit tara as a World Heritage Site to UNESCO, as well as the week that the European Court of Justice is hearing a case by the European Commission against Ireland over the M3 at tara.
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Public Meeting/Book Launch & Slide Show on a new Book by Kieran Allen read full story / add a comment
national / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday June 04, 2009 23:22 by Muireann Ni Bhrolchain 3 comments (last - monday june 08, 2009 16:37)
The fight to protect the tara landscape from the destruction caused by the Double Tolled M3 Motorway took a surprising turn earlier this month. Some 14 protesters, some of whom had been subject to strict bail conditions for the last two years, had cases against them dismissed at Trim District Court. This was a matter of major public concern but it passed silently and without any interest from the mainstream media. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Wednesday June 03, 2009 18:58 by Edward Horgan and Patricia McKenna 4 comments (last - friday june 05, 2009 23:05) 1 image
Edward Horgan Resigns from Green Party
Veteran UN peacekeeper and human rights activist Dr. Edward Horgan was a prominent Green Party member until he resigned and gave his support for the EU elections to independent candidate Patricia McKenna.
Mr Horgan who was a prominent member of the Greens for many years tore up his Green Party membership card during a Green Party press conference saying that the party had not only let their voters down but also members of their own party.
Patricia McKenna stated; “I welcome Edward’s support, he has a great track record on highlighting human rights abuses and I am honoured that he is supporting my campaign.” read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Wednesday June 03, 2009 14:33 by Reporter 7 comments (last - wednesday june 03, 2009 22:30)
Dr Edward Horgan (Comdt. retd.), former UN peacekeeper and anti-war/human rights activist today resigned his membership of the Green Party.
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