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|From "Mise Eire" ( "I Am Ireland" ):
"Great is my shame,
My own family
Have sold their mother."
By Pádraig Pearse (Barrister, poet, and one of the leaders of "The Easter Rising". Executed in Dublin on May 3rd 1916).
Demolition of Lismullen site tomorrow morning at 6 am
by Press Releaser Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:37
Monday 6 August 2007
MEP Kathy Sinnott accuses the Irish government of demolition policy, "Destroy Now Explain Later!".
Despite a pending European Court of Justice case against Ireland for the planned demolition of Lismullen National Monument without a valid EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment), construction teams are scheduled to start demolition of Lismullen tomorrow morning at 6 am.
If the destruction of Lismullen goes ahead it does so with full knowledge of the illegal nature of the demolition. The policy seems to be "Destroy Now - Defend the Action in Court Later".
The hardnosed, callous policy pursued by the Irish government and the NRA (National Roads Authority) will result in the unnecessary and wanton destruction and loss of heritage of international significance and further exposure of Ireland in the ECJ (European Court of Justice) and the Irish taxpayer to increased fines.
The European Commission have challenged the legality of the continuation of the TARA M3 Project.
The European Parliament Petitions Committee has called for the works to stop until the legality is sorted out by the ECJ.
Petitions of more than 50,000 and 12,000 signatures have been collected from Ireland and around the world.
The World Monument Fund has listed Lismullen as one of the world’s most endangered sites.
What does it take to protect Tara!
Kathy Sinnott MEP (Member of the European Parliament)
Related Link: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/expert/alphaOrder/view.do?language=EN&id=28119
The above text has been copied from the following Indymedia (Ireland) location:
"Mr. Ahern, Sir, I am not a native Irish-Woman, however I am Irish. I was raised from a young child to honour and respect my ancestors, both ancient and recent."
Written by Susan Isabella Sheehan-Repasky (Mountain View, California U.S.A.), the above small piece of text has been copied from an open letter dated August 4th 2007 to our current "Taoiseach" (Prime Minister Ahern, Republic of Ireland).
Ms Rapasky's letter largely relates to the ongoing - and apparently UNSTOPPABLE - destruction of ancient heritage sites in the Hill of Tara area, in connection with the M3 PPP motorway scheme.
The full text of the open letter can be seen at: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/83695 .
Though it is not well known at the present time (for reasons which are unclear), it appears that Tara's historical and archaeological importance may owe much to an ancient Irish monarch named King Ollamh Fodhla, and the regularly held "Great Feast Of Tara" it is claimed he initiated sometime around 1300 BC - for more information on this subject please see http://www.kingollamhfodhla.com .
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