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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday August 01, 2011 23:25 by Sean Keir Moriarty   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 03, 2011 12:08)

Two previous articles, 'Of Cups, Rings and Cultural Heritage' & 'Cultural Heritage and the Economy'  (Indymedia, August 1, 2011) dealt with recent research on the Hill of Tara and Bend in the Boyne that could open a new chapter in their history, as well as that of hundreds of additional archaeological sites throughout Ireland, the UK and other Atlantic/Mediterranean European countries.  More importantly, they discussed the apathy on the part of the politicians, government agencies and archaeologists in Ireland towards that research, and its potential cultural and economic benefits.  In all fairness though to the aforementioned, what of the European Union and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, who are just as responsible for protecting the cultural heritage and economies of countries within the Euro Zone.

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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday August 01, 2011 22:38 by Sean Keir Moriarty

Considering the dismal economic state of a growing number of EU nations, it is more important than ever for them to protect their cultural heritage, as it is firmly linked to their economies in the form of tourism.  Though one tends to think of cultural heritage as something taught in schools and preserved in museums, it goes well beyond that, as evidenced by the attraction of archaeological and cultural World Heritage Sites to millions around the world. Though sites such as the Bend in the Boyne and Stonehenge play a significant role in our understanding of who we are and where we came from, every site, however small, is just as important, and they deserve to be indentified, excavated, restored and preserved for future generations.

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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Monday August 01, 2011 21:01 by Sean Moriarty / Edited by Dr. George Nash, U. of Bristol

The following is the first of three articles regarding cultural heritage and its potential benefits to the economies of Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and other Atlantic/Mediterranean European countries, which given the ever growing number of EU nations seeking bailouts, canʼt be ignored any longer. There are those whoʼve questioned why the cultural heritage of Ireland for example, is of such importance to someone who is a 4th generation Irish-American. The bigger question is why those whoʼve been ʻchargedʼ with protecting the cultural heritage of a nation; the archaeologists, politicians, government agencies, EU and UNESCO, have turned a blind eye to the issue.

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Matt Treacy - Rethinking the Republic - out now
national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday May 13, 2011 12:05 by Anthony Coughlan   text 23 comments (last - wednesday october 10, 2012 10:09)   image 1 image
AN IMPORTANT BOOK

This is an important book on Irish republican and leftwing politics in the 1960s, on the background to the destruction of Ulster Unionist political hegemony by the Northern civil rights movement of that decade, and the formation of the Provisional IRA.

Dr Treacy gives us much new information on a relatively neglected period. His book will be a significant source for those seeking to understand the explosion caused by the Partition of Ireland half a century after David Lloyd George’s Government of Ireland Act sundered Ireland into two parts in 1920.

Unfortunately it will not be the definitive work on its subject. This is because Dr Treacy seems somewhat divided over what one might call “the conspiracy thesis” which has been subscribed to by sundry previous writers on this topic. This is that there was an attempt at some form of communist takeover-bid of the 1960s Republican Movement which contributed significantly to the 1970 split which gave rise to the Provisional IRA. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Saturday May 07, 2011 14:01 by www.staireire.com
An introductions to wwww.staireire.com read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / news report Saturday May 07, 2011 11:58 by Bernardo   text 5 comments (last - wednesday may 11, 2011 19:17)   image 4 images
Today, members and supporters of Anti - Fascist action remodeled posters that were put around Dublin city centre, by a tiny far-right Autonomous Nationalist group, to mark the 30th anniversary of Bobby Sands' death. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday April 29, 2011 22:53 by Ardoyne Republican   image 1 image
A Chairde,

Over Easter, influential members of Sinn Fein were pretty vocal in assasinating the integrity of so-called Dissident Republican Groups. As such, I felt the need to respond.
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louth / history and heritage / news report Friday April 29, 2011 02:47 by Ciaran C   image 2 images
Tonight, Thursday the Dundalk 2016 committee held a moving and extensive Easter commemoration within the wing of Dundalk prison.
The last time such an event was held within the walls was in 1928 when republican POWs and internerees were still being held captive before the Gaols final closure in 1931. read full story / add a comment
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national / history and heritage / press release Sunday April 24, 2011 18:45 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
A Chairde,

On behalf of the Republican Network for Unity (RNU), I’d like to welcome you all here today, on the 95th Anniversary of the Easter Rising, to commemorate all those Irish Republican Patriots who died in Active Service and those who dedicated their lives to the struggle for Irish freedom. RNU is proud to hold its National Commemoration in Dundalk today and we honour all of those who lie in graveyards all over this Ireland who have given their lives to the Republican struggle.

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dublin / history and heritage / press release Saturday April 23, 2011 07:18 by IRSCNA
The IRSCNA marks the 95th anniversary of the Easter Rising and sends solidarity greetings to comrades. read full story / add a comment
‘Preservation’ of the Lismullin National Monument – M3 Motorway at Hill of Tara – 2007
national / history and heritage / press release Wednesday April 06, 2011 11:21 by Taravenger   image 2 images
The new Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, must act immediately to amend the National Monuments Act and the Planning and Development Act to comply with EU law and save our important cultural and archaeological sites. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / press release Friday March 18, 2011 07:24 by IRSCNA
A statement celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Paris Commune. read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / news report Sunday March 13, 2011 00:23 by remembering   text 1 comment (last - sunday march 13, 2011 18:22)
The weekend following the Charlie Donnelly commemoration in Tyrone a major Intenational event, commemorating the battle of Jarama, took place in Madrid. This event from the seeds sown by Bob Doyle Seve Montereo Harry Owens Anna Perez and the support of AABI has taken root and grown into the the largest annual International Brigade commemeoration on the calender read full story / add a comment
international / history and heritage / press release Sunday February 20, 2011 20:07 by Seán Ó Murchú
Speaking at Republican Sinn Féin’s 90th anniversary of the Clonmult ambush on February 20 2011 the President of Republican Sinn Féin Des Dalton said:

“A Cairde agus gcomrádaithe is an onóir dom a bheith i gContae Chorcaí

“In the early months of 1921 the war against British imperialism was reaching a crescendo. On March 1 Con Murphy of Millstreet was the first volunteer of the IRA to be executed under the martial law which had been imposed on Munster. If Munster can be described as the wheel of the Irish Revolution during the period of the Tan war then truly Cork was its hub. read full story / add a comment
cork / history and heritage / press release Wednesday February 09, 2011 21:02 by Seán Ó Murchú
Clonmult Martyrs Commemoration Committee, members of Republican Sinn Fein, relatives and friends met recently in Midleton to organise the 90th Annual Commemoration for Sunday 20th February 2010 at Midleton. read full story / add a comment
What History Ireland said about programme on Tom Barry
dublin / history and heritage / news report Tuesday January 11, 2011 23:44 by Eoghan Myers   text 17 comments (last - thursday march 24, 2011 23:31)   image 6 images   video 1 video file
Bóthar na Saoirse (The Road to Freedom) is a trilogy of documentaries on the lives of Dan Breen, Tom Barry and Ernie O’Malley, iconic hardline republicans from the War of Independence.

It begins on Wednesday on TG4 with My Fight For Irish Freedom, Scéal Dan Breen, the colourful and complex South Tipperary guerrilla who started the War of Independence at Soloheadbeg in 1919 on the day the First Dail sat in Dublin. Forced to flee Tipperary he joined Michael Collins’ hit squad in Dublin but then opposed the Treaty negotiated by Collins. Later he joined De Valera’s Fianna Fail and was the first anti-Treaty activist to enter Dail Eireann and take the oath of allegiance he had fought to abolish. read full story / add a comment
national / history and heritage / press release Tuesday November 02, 2010 00:08 by Josephine Hayden   text 2 comments (last - thursday november 04, 2010 12:40)
Republican Sinn Fein are holding their Edentubber Martyrs Commemoration on Sunday, November 7. Assemble at Border Inn 2.30pm read full story / add a comment
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dublin / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Saturday October 16, 2010 18:11 by Darren J. Prior/Mac an Phríora   image 2 images
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international / history and heritage / news report Wednesday September 08, 2010 15:00 by Ahaztuak   image 1 image   1 attached file
News from the Basque Country read full story / add a comment
Simon Bolivar's remains get disturbed yet again - today exhumed from the Venezuelan pantheon
international / history and heritage / opinion/analysis Friday July 16, 2010 23:20 by iosaf - o as if   text 5 comments (last - sunday july 18, 2010 19:38)   image 3 images
Today the Venezuelan state continued its riveting bicentinial celebrations of its war for independence from the Spanish empire led by the "liberator" Simon Bolivar by exhuming his remains in what has been officially termed a respectful and patriotic operation supervised by Venezuelan flags, Venezuelan military and no less than 50 Venezuelan scientific experts in forensic anthropology, archaeological preservation & such like if not so.

Even though dental records did not exist a little less than 200 years ago, there has been little doubt that the reliquary opened, so that it may be "preserved for posterity" in the words of state minister for Justice, Tarek El Aissami, did indeed hold the remains of Bolivar. read full story / add a comment
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