[www-features] Proposed Hill Of Tara Ireland Feature

ecrudden at eircom.net ecrudden at eircom.net
Tue Jul 19 13:35:16 PDT 2005


Hi Folks,

Would you consider this for the front page? It's kind of a compiled overview of Indymedia Ireland's volumous coverage of this issue.

bye,

Eamonn (1 of Indymedia ireland)


*HEADLINE*
Irish Government Creating 'Facts On The Ground' At Tara Hill Complex Despite Huge Opposition

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<img src="http://www.mythicalireland.com/ancientsites/tara/hilloftaraair3.jpg">

Despite widespread opposition from hundreds of <a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=69483">academics worldwide</a>, from the <a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=68824">Director</a> of The Irish National Museum and from those activists bringing upcoming <a href="http://www.savetara.com/modules.php?name=News&amp;file=article&amp;sid=6">legal challenges</a> to the routing of a new tolled motorway through the Tara-Skryne complex, the Irish Government is creating <a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=70920">facts on the ground</a> by pushing ahead with hasty and crude excavations of the many sites of archeological interest on the proposed route.<br>
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The <a href="http://www.savetara.com/">Tara-Skryne Valley Group</a>, the main activist group opposing the planned motorway have called on the government to halt their pre-emptive work and to stop wasting Irish taxpayers money on wanton destruction of &nbsp;a whole area which they believe should be protected as a National monument.<br>
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Meanwhile the mainstream media in Ireland looks away and has failed across the board to let the people who according to a <a href="http://hilloftara.info/survey/SurveyResults.pdf">recent poll</a> are absolutely against this motorway of the country know that digging at the Tara &nbsp;complex has already begun. <br>
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Most Activists who are involved in the campaign <a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=67623">link the issue to peak oil</a> and criticise the insanity of massive private investment in tolled motorways at the expense of public transport which is severely underfunded in Ireland at the present time.<br>
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Activists believe firmly that <a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=68295">corrupt officials</a> and <a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=68803">property speculation</a> are behind this almost unbelievable slicing up of one of the most ancient and key symbols of the Irish nation.<br>
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Anyone who is concerned about this please contact journalists, archeologists and Irish embassies in your countries, spread the information and if you feel like doing so - make your displeasure clear.<br>
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<b>RELATED STORIES</b><br>
<a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=68327">Washington Post Article On This Issue</a> | <a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=66007&amp;search_text=tara&amp;results_offset=60">Possible Halliburton Involvement</a><p>

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<b>VARIOUS VIEWS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING</b><p><img src="http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/taraylayoutbest.jpg"><br>Two Views Of How Proposed Moorway/Interchange will Impact Tara Skryne Complex
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<img src="http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/st_patrick_to_skryne_church2.jpg"><br>
Motorway to run between St Patrick on the Hill of Tara and the the Church on the Hill of Skryne<p>
<img src="http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jun2004/tara_m3_route_400.jpg"><br>
Known Sites Of Archeological Significance In Path Of Planned Motorway<p>
<img src="http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/jul2005/digging_in_the_shadow_of_tara_small_1.jpg"><br>Work Now In Progress<p>
<b><a href="http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?search_text=tara&amp;button=Search+%3E%3E">Full Indymedia Ireland Archive On This Issue</a>

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