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A loyalist view of the battle of Enniscorthy - note figure 'blocking' cannon with his wig
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 22, 2007 15:34 by Andrew Flood   text 4 comments (last - tuesday june 05, 2007 15:19)   image 9 images
Almost 210 years ago on the 23rd of May 1798 the largest popular republican rising in Irish history began. Across the island tens of thousands fought under the banner of the United Irishmen. Hundreds of thousands had been sworn into the organization in the preceding four years. On four occasions revolutionary France sent thousands of troops to aid the rebellion, the United Irishmen had built contacts with revolutionary republicans across the globe, including the USA, France, Hamburg and England.

The response of the British state to the rise of the United Irishmen was a brutal counterinsurgency campaign that stirred up sectarian conflict on the island. 1798 thus came to shape much of the political struggles that took place in the following centuries. read full story / add a comment
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meath / history and heritage / news report Sunday May 20, 2007 02:37 by Roestown reporter   text 27 comments (last - tuesday june 05, 2007 03:42)   image 21 images
Construction was held up on Fri 18th on the controversial M3 in the Tara Valley by a peaceful demonstration. A small group of concerned active citizens congregated at Rath Lugh at 5:30am. When workers arrived at 6:10am, they were unable to get their vehicles on site and gathered on the N3. The workers seemed unaware that the carpark they were using is the newly closed archeological site at Roestown.

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national / history and heritage / news report Saturday May 19, 2007 23:46 by Campaign To Save Tara   text 4 comments (last - tuesday may 22, 2007 13:33)   image 1 image
Update on Campaign To Save Tara's efforts to protect the Gabhra Valley and ways you can support us! read full story / add a comment
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meath / history and heritage / press release Wednesday May 16, 2007 04:02 by TaraWatch   text 1 comment (last - wednesday may 16, 2007 10:37)   image 3 images
Demonstrations are expected to take place in the vicinity of the Hill of Tara today, protesting against the imminent destruction of monuments while the Minister is deciding whether or not to reroute the M3 read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Monday May 14, 2007 20:31 by anarchyvist   text 27 comments (last - friday may 18, 2007 22:27)   image 2 images
Information and Misinformation: a challenge for the Irish Archaeological Profession read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / news report Saturday May 12, 2007 23:33 by Paula Geraghty   text 7 comments (last - monday may 14, 2007 19:39)   image 9 images
Veteran Socialist, Republican and Civil Rights campaigner, Bernadette McAliskey, addressed the assembled crowd of republicans, socialists, and various permutations thereof. read full story / add a comment
Lismullin site with Rath Lugh in the background
international / history and heritage / feature Friday May 11, 2007 11:32 by Muireann Ni Bhrolchain   text 49 comments (last - wednesday july 18, 2007 17:36)   image 74 images   1 attached file
Experts had warned for years that the M3 should never have been routed through the Gabhra (Tara-Skreen) Valley.
What we refer to today as a “henge” are two related architectural forms that come from the late Neolithic and the early Bronze age. They date from about 2500 to 1800BC and may consist of banks, earth enclosures and also timber circles and that is what we have in this case. Rath Medb at is an example of the earthen enclosure. The best known henge is of course Stonehenge. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / news report Wednesday May 09, 2007 16:20 by Indymedia reoprter   text 9 comments (last - friday may 11, 2007 12:14)   image 10 images
Campaigners spoke with Minister Brennan, once responsible forTransport, now for Social and Family Affairs. read full story / add a comment
antrim / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Wednesday May 09, 2007 00:15 by Joe King
100 years ago Belfast saw the first big battle between the working and employing classes in Ireland. The dockers' and carters' strike was the spark which lit a fire of working class militancy. Workers were flexing their muscle, Catholic and Protestant were uniting, 'Larkinism' was giving the bosses nightmares. Even the police got caught up in the new mood and mutinied. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / feature Saturday May 05, 2007 02:25 by Andrew Flood   text 22 comments (last - sunday may 13, 2007 19:57)   image 5 images
Today is the 88th anniversary of the largest 'Mayday' demonstration in Irish history, when what the Belfast Newsletter described as "a little band of disgruntled Red-Socialists" led 100,000 workers through the streets of Belfast. Everywhere else in Ireland in 1919 had also seen massive Mayday demonstrations, 10,000 demonstrated in Burr Co. Offaly. Outside of the North East these had been called for the 1st of May "to demonstrate the solidarity of workers and to reaffirm their adhesion to the principles of self-determination" but Belfast marched to a different theme on the 3rd. North and South a massive wave of working class militancy had grown but although these struggles shared a common rhythm they happened in isolation from each other. read full story / add a comment
derry / history and heritage / news report Wednesday May 02, 2007 22:33 by Republican Socialist   text 23 comments (last - wednesday december 07, 2011 18:26)
The following speech was delivered today at the graveside of former IRA Officer Commanding and former Adjutant General of the INLA, Johnny White. This eulogy was delivered by Johnny's close friend and comrade Terry Robson.

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cork / history and heritage / news report Wednesday May 02, 2007 00:44 by Ray   text 40 comments (last - monday may 07, 2007 00:22)   image 31 images
While others canvass to gain entry to the Rich Man's Palace, there were others that remembered that every May the 1st is the day to remember workers' and working-class communities' struggles across the world and throughout history. The electoral Left can go play with Bertie, Inda, Pat, and Trevor 'the sustainable capitalist'. The rest of us will make do with a small, yet determined and vibrant parade this Tuesday evening, starting shortly after seven at Connolly Hall (the most pointless building in the city, methinks) and finishing with speeches at Daunt Square. This was followed by by music from Intinn and DJs, which was still going when I left at 11. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / news report Tuesday May 01, 2007 01:03 by TaraWatch   text 29 comments (last - tuesday may 15, 2007 16:06)   image 4 images
A massive henge has been discovered in recent weeks near the Hill of Tara. This is a unique site in Ireland and should be preserved intact, as henges are very rare in Ireland. It is, without doubt, a national monument.

A number of images are available on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hilloftara/message/2764 read full story / add a comment
louth / history and heritage / press release Monday April 23, 2007 10:38 by Archbishop Hynes
Greenore Port Development infringes on rights of Fisher people at Greenore if public are barred from the Cutting Area and the adjacent sea area due where a 300m berth is been invisaged read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / press release Wednesday April 11, 2007 21:38 by NIFC   text 3 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2007 20:11)
Report of the National Irish Freedom Committee's 2007 Easter Commemoration, as well as a report of the Easter Mass/Commemoration organized by FoiF and Sean Óglaigh na h- Éireann.

Video and pictures from both events will be available online shortly at:
www.irishfreedom.net read full story / add a comment
Crowd gathering at Liberty Hall
dublin / history and heritage / feature Tuesday April 10, 2007 17:30 by NMI   text 17 comments (last - tuesday april 14, 2009 02:29)   image 15 images
Erased from the historical record for many years (literally in the case of Elizabeth O'Farrell) the women of the 1916 to 1923 period of Irish history are starting to be recognised once again for the important role they played in the struggle for Irish freedom.

Today in Dublin, a local history group organised a commemoration of the brave women who fought alongside the men in the fight against British rule and the establishment of the Free State. The march was led by a colour party of women wearing the uniforms of Cumann na mBán and the Irish Citizens Army. Photographs of many of the women were carried on the march. read full story / add a comment
An Taice HQ, at Tailors Hall, Dublin
meath / history and heritage / news report Wednesday April 04, 2007 16:05 by TaraWatch   text 11 comments (last - tuesday april 17, 2007 20:27)   image 2 images
An Taisce sought leave to challenge the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Minister for Transport, Martin Cullen, under Section 18 of the Roads Act, a section which relates to procedural issues, public consultation and the formal adoption of a plan for road works.

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cork / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Thursday March 29, 2007 19:25 by Joe   text 1 comment (last - friday march 30, 2007 10:16)   audio 1 audio file
William Thompson was one of the of the first people to critically engage with political economy and attempt to turn it around to defend the improvement of the condition of the working class and rural poor. He was from a Anglo- Irish landowning family from West Cork and was to become a leading figure in the early Co-operative movement. In this talk from the anarchist bookfair Paul Bowman talks about the importance of Thompson and the relevance of his ideas today read full story / add a comment
Cuban Ambassador Noel Carrillo
dublin / history and heritage / news report Thursday March 29, 2007 10:45 by Labour Youth   text 26 comments (last - monday april 09, 2007 17:39)   image 7 images
The Connolly Festival was a great success. The talk by Bob Doyle was packed to the brim with about 30 people standing around the walls and the back of the hall.
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SIAC Construction Depot on Race Track Road
meath / history and heritage / news report Tuesday March 27, 2007 10:07 by Sickened   text 31 comments (last - monday august 20, 2007 13:44)   image 5 images
Yesterday morning, up to SIAC Construction 50 workers, with heavy machinery began full scale demolition of everything above ground at Tara. While reports were made onthe Campaign to Save Tara mailing list, no call went out for support, and no news report was made, even to Indymedia. What is going on at Tara? read full story / add a comment
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