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international / history and heritage / feature Monday February 25, 2008 23:31 by 1 of indymedia   text 18 comments (last - saturday september 10, 2011 11:34)   image 34 images
Over 40 people flew out to Madrid last weekend to participate in a number of events centered around a commemoration of Tyrone poet, Charlie Donnelly, who was killed in February 1937 in the latter stages of the Battle of Jarama.

Indymedia mingled and took some photographs. read full story / add a comment
Bin Bertie
international / history and heritage / news report Friday February 22, 2008 13:08 by TaraWatch   text 1 comment (last - friday february 22, 2008 17:28)   image 1 image
Now that a the date of 30 April has been fixed for Bertie Ahern's speech to the US Congress, mobilisation of Save Tara demonstrators in the US will begin in earnest. TaraWatch is planning a large demonstration in Washington, and an intense media campaign to mark the event. We need your help. read full story / add a comment
Fidel Castro announces retirement as Cuban head of state & chief of armed forces 18/2/08
international / history and heritage / news report Tuesday February 19, 2008 09:23 by ribbid   text 23 comments (last - friday february 29, 2008 17:07)   image 3 images
Well nobody saw that coming did they?

Mr Castro has today taken the front page of news organisations the world over rivalling splashes & coverages of the recent past for the historic interest his announcement of retirement will sure be met with.

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national / history and heritage / news report Sunday February 17, 2008 23:48 by TaraWatch   text 4 comments (last - tuesday march 11, 2008 21:00)   image 5 images
Campaigners are called on to lobby and help build an alliance that can assure this motion will succeed. read full story / add a comment
& the veiled friend had to be seen to go to war
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday February 16, 2008 17:52 by ribbid   text 7 comments (last - friday february 29, 2008 12:58)   image 20 images
180,000 signatures on a petition have failed to lobby the Wikipedia foundation to remove images of the founder of Islam from entries in multiple languages available on the online encyclopedia. However, the illustrations are not nor are likely to be included in the arabic version or other lingustic portals associated with muslim sensibility.

It might thus appear languages are sensitive.
I have always suspected so, to be frank - perhaps more sensitive than the eye..,
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Heng or whats left of it!
international / history and heritage / news report Thursday January 24, 2008 21:12 by tarapiXie   text 5 comments (last - saturday january 26, 2008 11:47)   image 7 images
We had decided to have our breakfast on the henge this morning. As I drove towards the N3 a low loader carrying a digger was driving towards Lismullen. Approx 10 protestors arrived in Lismullen, some from the road and some from Rath Lugh. Security were present during the entire time we were there. 2 protestors were assaulted within a few minutes of arriving. I tried to block the fuel coming out of the Lismullen carpark but Mark Cleary kept pushing me out of the way and the fuel tractor got away. Steve from Kildare, one of the security men assaulted another protestor, he was pulled from the fence and thrown onto the ground head first, and hurt his neck. read full story / add a comment
Would bifocals help?
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Thursday January 24, 2008 10:19 by Terry   text 4 comments (last - friday february 01, 2008 15:25)   image 3 images
Meath, Heritage Capital of Ireland? Balloon is Full of Hot Air in more ways than one. read full story / add a comment
Last remaining trees on Soldier Hill
international / history and heritage / news report Friday January 11, 2008 16:18 by tarapiXie   text 15 comments (last - friday february 01, 2008 18:21)   image 11 images
Another successful day as the campaign continues, activists occupied one of the last remaining tree's on the route from 6.30am onwards on the compulsory purchase line at soldier hill. read full story / add a comment
Ardsallagh Compound
international / history and heritage / news report Monday January 07, 2008 13:39 by tarapiXie   text 5 comments (last - tuesday january 08, 2008 18:41)   image 3 images
This morning, monday 6th jan '08 at 7 am, 11 of us split up into two groups. We went to the Ardsallagh Compound (site entrance 2.10) and Roestown (site entrance 2.1 ) . All the machinery was parked at these two sites for the past two weeks over Christmas. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Wednesday January 02, 2008 13:31 by Mark Cantwell   text 1 comment (last - tuesday january 08, 2008 18:12)
On December 22nd 2007, itison.tv was launched with it's first project, Tara Saga.

Tara Saga is now the third working title for a documentary project about the ancient site of Tara in Co. Meath, Ireland. The project was spurred by the controversial development of a motorway through this ancient landscape.
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international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday December 22, 2007 11:22 by Ciaron O'Reilly   text 6 comments (last - monday december 24, 2007 09:48)   image 2 images
Joe Strummer died on Dec. 22nd. 2002.
This how a few people in London celebrated his memory last night.
Feel free to post your own memoriam as a comment. read full story / add a comment
Tent at the front line of Rath Lugh
national / history and heritage / news report Friday December 14, 2007 13:44 by Madam K   text 8 comments (last - saturday december 15, 2007 22:59)   image 11 images
The NRA communications officer threatened the individual/s responsible for entering site to gather images with criminal damage and trespass while at the same time refusing media access .The soutterains were bulldozed that very afternoon.

Now Rath Lugh under threat.

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Gardai at Tara
national / history and heritage / news report Tuesday December 11, 2007 13:47 by TaraWatch   text 7 comments (last - saturday january 05, 2008 01:59)   image 1 image
An Oral Parliamentary Question, regarding Garda 'Operation Bedrock' - which now appears to be an ongoing investigation into Tara campaigners, has been submitted to the Minister for Justice, Brian Lenihan. If the Minister chooses to answer, it will take place on Thursday afternoon. If not, a written answer will come early next week. read full story / add a comment
Campaign to Save Tara - split and
meath / history and heritage / news report Saturday December 08, 2007 12:56 by indyreporter   text 34 comments (last - tuesday december 11, 2007 10:58)   image 2 images   1 attached file
Campaign to Save Tara (CST) began as a genuine effort to bring all the Tara campaigners together, in a positive and unified way, in late 2006. Now a year later, it has silently disbanded. What now for Tara? read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday December 03, 2007 23:03 by Nick Folley   text 5 comments (last - tuesday december 11, 2007 12:00)
For those following the Hidden History on Coolnacrease below is published a transcript of the Joe Duffy Liveline programme of Nov 6th 2007 on RTE. It features Jack Lane and Tom Carew. There is also a link to the transcript of the previous day's Liveline where the same topic was duscussed.

I have tried to give the discussion verbatim where possible, but due to sound quality and the natural cadence of conversation, on occasion it wasn't possible to catch every word. Where I have some doubt about the actual words, I have used [ ?] read full story / add a comment
Some of the newspaper coverage - copies http://www.indymedia.ie/article/84547
national / history and heritage / feature Sunday December 02, 2007 23:07 by Pat Muldowney   text 110 comments (last - thursday april 03, 2008 19:17)   image 15 images   audio 2 audio files   2 attached files
RTE broadcast a 'Hidden History' programme on 23 October 2007, about the IRA shooting of Richard and Abraham Pearson of Coolacrease, near Cadamstown, Co. Offaly, in June 1921, during the War of Independence. It was made by Niamh Sammon and featured (unelected) Senator Eoghan Harris of the Sunday Independent. The programme was accused of editing interviews to encourage a view that the IRA in Offaly were sectarian, land grabbing, Catholic peasants.
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national / history and heritage / news report Saturday December 01, 2007 18:09 by anon   text 20 comments (last - sunday december 23, 2007 16:48)   image 17 images
Yet another find over the past few days of Neolitihic underground chambers has been made at Tara and which have been kept from public knowledge by the Government and the road contractors. For more details see the brief report below. read full story / add a comment
antrim / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday November 30, 2007 09:44 by Davy Carlin   text 1 comment (last - friday november 30, 2007 09:52)
This is the final Part of the Indymedia Series.

1977 - 2007, from 7 year old until 37 year old

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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday November 09, 2007 01:59 by Nick Folley   text 11 comments (last - wednesday november 14, 2007 07:25)   image 1 image
Those following the debate on the Hidden History programme about the shooting of the Pearson Brothers in Co.Offaly may find this transcript of Joe Duffy's Liveline programme broadcast on 5 November 2007 of interest . read full story / add a comment
meath / history and heritage / news report Wednesday November 07, 2007 23:02 by Sean Keir Moriarty   text 1 comment (last - thursday november 08, 2007 08:17)   image 1 image
"Orthostat, The Mound of the Hostages" read full story / add a comment
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