Rath Lugh Monument under increased threat as protesters moved on

April 17, 2008

The Protest Camp based at Rath Lugh has now been evicted. At one o’ clock, four Protectors who were on site were told by Gardai that they had to gather up their belongings and leave. This was not done in an aggressive manner and was complied with by the protesters.

Once the protesters had left Rath Lugh woods no protester was allowed back in. According to the Direct Action Group, there were 20 Gardai, 3 Garda Cars present, plus 2 Vans as well as a dozen Construction Workers at the entrance to the woods. A steel fence has now been erected separating Rath Lugh National Monument from the public road. A mini digger is busy creating a path and a low loader is in situ. Read the rest of this entry »

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Office of Public Works begins move to remove Hill of Tara “squatters”

April 16, 2008

THE Office of Public Works (OPW) has served a formal notice to quit on what it has described as “squatters” on the Hill of Tara.

Minister of State at the OPW, Noel Ahern, has told Meath East TD Thomas Byrne the move is being made in response to concerns of local people that damage was being done to the hill by M3 motorway protestors living in camps there. Read the rest of this entry »


A new Time Magazine Article about biofuels: The Great Energy Scam

April 9, 2008

The Article begins:

From his Cessna a mile above the southern Amazon, John Carter looks down on the destruction of the world’s greatest ecological jewel. He watches men converting rain forest into cattle pastures and soybean fields with bulldozers and chains. He sees fires wiping out such gigantic swaths of jungle that scientists now debate the “savannization” of the Amazon. Brazil just announced that deforestation is on track to double this year; Carter, a Texas cowboy with all the subtlety of a chainsaw, says it’s going to get worse fast. “It gives me goose bumps,” says Carter, who founded a nonprofit to promote sustainable ranching on the Amazon frontier. “It’s like witnessing a rape.”

The rest of the Time Magazine article can be found at:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1725975-1,00.html


Update: OPW has not removed Grianán Aileach from National Monuments List but Heritage List

April 8, 2008

Contrary to an earlier report on our blog. Grianán Aileach has not been removed from the National Monuments List, but from the Heritage List. This error was based on incomplete information. Read the rest of this entry »