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(From the ‘e-Thursday’ section of the ‘Business Week’ supplement of the ‘Irish Independent’ , 21st August 2008.)

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Sunday, July 22, 2007


RSF protestor , Parnell Monument,O'Connell Street,Dublin,Saturday 21 July 2007, 'Love Tara' March.

Over one-thousand people marched through the centre of Dublin yesterday in support of the campaign to demand that the planned M3 motorway be diverted a safe distance away from the Hill of Tara . In what must have been the first dry day in Dublin in over five weeks (!),the carnival-like procession made its way from the Garden of Remembrance to the State 'Department of the Environment , Heritage and Local Government' in the Custom House in the dockland area , where speeches were delivered calling for , amongst other things , the immediate release of 'The Tara Four'.
'Marchers carrying the flags of all 32 counties gathered at the Gardens of Remembrance and marched up O'Connell St and to the Department of the Environment at the Custom House.' "Apparently Minister Gormley is getting annoyed at people saying that he does have the power to change the M3 route. Perhaps that explains why there were no Green Party representatives at the march today, unlike previous ones....." (Both quotes from here.)
(Incidentally - one of the RSF participants on the 'Love Tara' march had a good conversation with a representative of this group, which deserves to be applauded for its environmental and social science viewpoint.)
It's the politicians that should be buried in concrete , not our heritage centres.