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The Royal Demense of Tara, according to Dr Edel Bhreatnach
national / history and heritage / feature Thursday July 23, 2009 16:07 by TaraWatch   text 3 comments (last - friday july 31, 2009 09:24)   image 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
national / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Wednesday May 20, 2009 08:09 by Madam K   text 28 comments (last - monday july 27, 2009 22:03)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
Two years after their arrests fourteen anti M3 activists finally had their cases heard .With charges ranging from public order, trespass, housing and miscellaneous, to assault ,Trim district court was booked exclusively to hear cases from May 11 through to 15 May .

By Wednesday May 13 all charges had been dismissed ,dismissed with merit in the assault case or withdrawn .

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national / history and heritage / feature Sunday June 29, 2008 23:01 by Maggie Ronayne, Archaeology Dept, NUI Galway & GWS Ireland   text 17 comments (last - thursday july 10, 2008 21:04)   image 3 images
How the issue of a discussion at WAC 6 on Tara and the M3 arose and an update on the situation. read full story / add a comment
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meath / history and heritage / feature Monday September 24, 2007 00:32 by Paula Geraghty   text 61 comments (last - sunday october 24, 2010 19:32)   image 51 images
Over 1500 people from across Ireland and beyond, gathered at the Hill of Tara to take part in a living human sculpture to call for the rerouting of the M3 away from the Tara Valley. read full story / add a comment
Protestor Being carried off site trying to stop digger
international / history and heritage / feature Thursday July 19, 2007 23:07 by Terri Dale   text 96 comments (last - friday may 15, 2009 09:13)   image 55 images
As a rumoured additional 20 diggers are told to be arriving onsite, the public step up their protest in protecting Soldier Hill, attracting the likes of University Professors, International delegates on Tourism and EU Member of Parliaments to rush to the scene in aid of the protest.

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meath / history and heritage / feature Sunday August 14, 2005 12:51 by eeeekkkkk   text 12 comments (last - wednesday november 01, 2006 09:58)   image 6 images
Hill of Tara clearly visable from construction site
meath / history and heritage / feature Monday July 18, 2005 01:25 by redjade   text 19 comments (last - saturday july 30, 2005 12:26)   image 12 images
'The photographs printed and others that have been taken since bear witness to the fact that no care is being taken of the topsoil that is being lifted by diggers and then has caterpillar wheel marks all over it. One photo shows a bone lying carelessly on the ground.' read full story / add a comment
Signs outside site entrance
meath / history and heritage / feature Monday July 11, 2005 16:12 by tarawatch   text 26 comments (last - sunday july 31, 2005 10:26)   image 18 images
Work has started on the M3 at last. However the only area signed off for commencement is at the Tara area on the route. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / feature Saturday May 14, 2005 14:37 by redjade   text 18 comments (last - tuesday may 24, 2005 22:31)   image 1 image
Two recent pieces on the campaign to save the Tara Skryne valley
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national / history and heritage / feature Wednesday November 24, 2004 19:12 by Terry   text 44 comments (last - sunday july 17, 2005 06:46)   image 2 images
The tolled Motorway through the Tara and Skryne Valley should not be built for two main reasons. 1) It will destroy our heritage and 2) it will soon become a White Elephant.

Instead, Dunshaughlin, Navan and Kells should be bypassed and the existing N3 road should be widened.

This would be more than sufficient to deal with the traffic.

The National Roads Authority (NRA) forecasts for the traffic levels and the total number of cars in Ireland are flawed because they do not take into account the looming issue of Peak Oil. The growth for the number of cars is based on the rising population, GNP and a rising car per capita rate. This was a reasonable assumption up to now, but Peak Oil changes everything and this continued growth is very unlikely to come to pass.

In the image with this comment is a graph of the historic number of registered cars in Ireland for 1976 - 2001 in green and the NRA forecasted number for 2006 - 2041 in bl read full story / add a comment
Is this a national monument or what?
meath / history and heritage / feature Saturday January 31, 2004 16:50 by Vincent Salafia   text 7 comments (last - sunday april 11, 2004 16:27)   image 1 image

Statement by Vincent Salafia, Carrickminder, PRO Save Tara/Skryne Valley Campaign on the proposed motorway through Tara. read full story / add a comment

Cu Cullen in his new troll-road building machine
international / history and heritage / feature Sunday January 11, 2004 16:46 by Mick O'Toole   text 7 comments (last - thursday january 15, 2004 17:54)   image 1 image
The self-described ‘Soldier of Destiny’, Waterford property developer Martin Cu Cullen (aka ‘Cu Cullen’) has big plans for himself and the Hill of Tara, which lies disgracefully underdeveloped in County Meath read full story / add a comment
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