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international / history and heritage / news report Monday July 21, 2008 23:23 by TaraWatch   image 1 image
The Sixth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-6) was recently held in University College Dublin. During the Congress, there was a special session hosted by the WAC Standing Committee on Ethics, which entailed presentations by various stakeholders in the Hill of Tara / M3 motorway issue. Addidionally, Tara was raised at the Plenary Session, at the conclusion of the congress, and a resolutions regarding Tara's World Heritage value was passed. Now, WAC wants to further investigate the issue, and has appointed an executive member to compile a report. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / news report Monday July 21, 2008 17:20 by Glor na nÓg   text 3 comments (last - friday july 25, 2008 07:23)   image 4 images
Tá eagraithe Slógadh na n-Óg thar a bheith sásta leis an ócáid ar fad a bhí ar siúl ag an deireadh seachtaine. Bhí muid ag súil go dtiocfadh léar mór daoine amach chuig an an ócáid agus sin a tharla. Bhí an-chuid baill d’Ógra Shinn Féin i láthair fosta agus measann muid gur bhain achan daoine an-sult agus an-tairbhe as.

Bhí an deireadh seachtaine féin lonnaithe i gceantar álainn Thír Chonnaill, i sráidbhaile beag darbh ainm Dún Lúiche, suite faoi scáth mhór Earagail. Roghnaíodh an áit áirithe seo fá choinne an tslógaidh de bharr an mhéid ghaeilge a labhairtear ann, atá go h-ard agus de bharr na tacaíochta áitiúla don slógadh a chuaigh go mór chun ár leasa.
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international / history and heritage / press release Monday July 21, 2008 14:28 by TaraWatch   text 7 comments (last - thursday july 24, 2008 12:55)   image 1 image
Mr Francesco Bandarin, Director of the World Heritage Centre of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, (UNESCO) proposed yesterday that a workshop on the Hill of Tara cultural landscape would take place. He made the proposal in discussions with TaraWatch at the closing of the 32nd Session of the World Heritage Committee, in Quebec, last week read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / press release Friday July 11, 2008 12:13 by Tara Tara Tara   text 42 comments (last - sunday july 20, 2008 11:46)   image 10 images
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international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Thursday July 10, 2008 18:36 by Ciaron   text 10 comments (last - wednesday september 03, 2008 12:53)
Catholic Workers are presently gathering in Worcester, Mass. , USA. The event is being organised by the Mustard Seed community in Worcester. Founding community member, longtime CW, Scott Schaeffer Duffy was in Dublin for the first Pitstop Ploughshares trial in 05. Scott, his family and community are longtime resisters at Raytheon whose headquarters are nearby. read full story / add a comment
meath / history and heritage / news report Wednesday July 09, 2008 20:52 by campaigner   text 23 comments (last - thursday september 11, 2008 18:40)   image 4 images
8.7.08 another dark day for tara, as gardai yet again illegally evict another tara camp. read full story / add a comment
The Disputed Land
international / history and heritage / news report Tuesday July 08, 2008 13:49 by Tara Tara Tara   text 15 comments (last - thursday july 10, 2008 14:33)   image 2 images
Today the Gardai arrived to remove A Chairde Gael, those that have been occupying the small triangle of land near the Car Park at Tara read full story / add a comment
George Brown (1906 - 1937)
kilkenny / history and heritage / news report Monday June 30, 2008 18:57 by Sean Walsh   text 2 comments (last - tuesday july 01, 2008 21:02)   image 3 images
A commemoration was held at Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, on 27th and 28th June for George Brown who died fighting for the Spanish Republic in the Spanish Civil War at the Battle of Brunete in 1937. read full story / add a comment
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
international / history and heritage / news report Saturday June 07, 2008 00:18 by TaraWatch   text 1 comment (last - monday june 09, 2008 14:33)   image 2 images
TaraWatch received notification on Thursday 5th June, from the World Archaeological Congress (WAC), Committee on Ethics, that it has been recognised as stakeholders in the ongoing Hill of Tara / M3 issue for purposes of a round table session at the upcoming Sixth World Archaeological Congress, (WAC-6) to be held at University College Dublin, from the 29th June to 4th July, which will be debating the ethics of the M3 / Hill of Tara issue. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / press release Wednesday June 04, 2008 13:50 by TaraWatch   text 2 comments (last - friday june 06, 2008 14:41)   image 4 images
TaraWatch will launch a public petition today at a demonstration outside the AGM of the Irish branch of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), calling on ICOMOS and UNESCO to designate Tara a World Heritage site, but to insist that the M3 is rerouted first. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / news report Sunday June 01, 2008 16:52 by TaraWatch   text 6 comments (last - thursday june 05, 2008 21:48)   image 3 images
Following on from the success of the facebook Causes application, which already has over 2,500 members, TaraWatch is utilising the Causes application which has now been installed on myspace, to further the campaign to save the Hill of Tara archaeological complex from the M3 motorway. read full story / add a comment
Bookworm Radical Bookshop
derry / history and heritage / news report Friday April 25, 2008 23:11 by John   text 3 comments (last - saturday april 26, 2008 07:56)   image 1 image
Indymedia had a pretty good write up recently which I enjoyed on the history of Irelands social centre’s and radical bookshops of which I don’t think there are enough of these days. The topic itself was titled 'A Hidden History of Social Centre’s In Ireland' (http://www.indymedia.ie/article/87044) and of course the North West once again seemed to have slipped peoples minds, apologies Darren. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / news report Thursday April 17, 2008 02:58 by Nz63icid   text 5 comments (last - thursday april 17, 2008 18:33)
Concerned citizens protesting against the ongoing destruction of Tara and its Sacred Valley in County Meath in Ireland say that they have received reports of another possible push by SIAC/FERROVIAL thugs to destroy still more of the ancient Monument at Rath Lugh. They say that it is the intention of contractors to move a steel security fence that was erected during a recent Tunnel action.
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banner painting in seomra spraoi
national / history and heritage / feature Saturday April 05, 2008 23:33 by darren   text 11 comments (last - tuesday april 08, 2008 16:08)   image 13 images
Not exactly…
But there might be more than you’d think.

On the 11th -13th April Seomra Spraoi host Ireland's first Social Centre Gathering. What better excuse to have as look back at radical spaces in Ireland over the last 30 years.

Details on Gathering:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/86848 read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday March 17, 2008 19:34 by Brian   text 7 comments (last - tuesday march 23, 2010 12:04)   image 1 image
This article is just an attempt to speculate on how the Vatican intends to juggle the competing interests of the two streams of thought within the Catholic Church.
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front line eviction
international / history and heritage / news report Thursday March 13, 2008 11:08 by tarapixie   text 29 comments (last - sunday march 16, 2008 01:26)   image 4 images
Today the front line is being evicted by unqualified members of the road company and the fire brigade. there are no safety measures in place read full story / add a comment
Pedro Iñaki Pérez Beotegui (alias "Wilson") 1948 - 2008
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday March 12, 2008 22:04 by iosaf .:. ipsiphi   text 9 comments (last - friday november 03, 2017 22:37)   image 1 image
Pedro Iñaki Pérez Beotegui (alias "Wilson") died yesterday, on the fourth anniversary of the Al Qaeda M11 bombing of Madrid, in Vitoria in the Basque Country at 60 years of age. As "Wilson" he led the group who in 1973 rented a flat on at Calle Claudio Coello 104, Madrid overlooking the road which Franco's prime minister & expected successor Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco used every morning to travel to work after mass in an armoured car. For several weeks the four members of the team, codenamed "Ogre" tunnelled under the street and then placed 80kg of explosives which they detonated on the 20th of December 1973. The car in which Carrero Blanco travelled was sent 20 metres into the air & over a five storey building in the blast. The assassination is cited in almost every account of how the Spanish state passed from an authoritiarian military dictatorship to the process of "transition" upon Franco's death without named successor to the European social democracy it is today. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 11, 2008 03:07 by Rob Henderson
Feel free to circulate this text at will. It might not mean much but if you think it could make a difference somewhere then post it there, or write your own version. Those in the most ideal positions of our national press are not investigating this issue. The people on the ground only have so much time to spread around each day. It is up to you to provide whatever you think we need, we'll accept all the help we can get. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / feature Tuesday February 26, 2008 08:55 by tarapixie   text 38 comments (last - friday february 29, 2008 17:57)   image 12 images

There are fences across the proposed route each side of the Rath Lugh woods. At around 8am this morning a member of the Rath Lugh camp heard machinery passing by the rath. 6 of us went out and saw 2 dump trucks and 2 diggers outside the fence, coming from the Baronstown direction. Each digger was 40 tonnes, and wanted to drive though at the same time! A large crowd of SIAC, Ferrovial and Wills Bros workers were present, 2 members of the Garda Siochana were also present, both in incomplete uniforms; they didn't wear hats, one of them wasn't displaying his ID number on his shoulder. We explained no machinery would be passing by Rath Lugh, that the area is preserved and it is a criminal offence to interfere with or damage a national monument. The weight and vibrations of the machinery will affect the monument on the esker, and so endanger all of Rath Lugh. The workers took absolutely no heed of anything we told them. read full story / add a comment
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