Category Archives: Heritage Campaigns

The Irish Times – Opinion: National monuments must be protected by clear laws

Carrickminders prevent removal of medieval defensive fosse at Carrickmines Castle, 2002 Vincent Salafia: National monuments must be protected by clear laws Many ancient heritage sites face destruction under next capital investment plan The Irish Times | Tue, Oct 27, 2015 … Continue reading

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Evening Herald: Tomb discovery sparks ‘national monument’ calls

Tomb discovery sparks ‘national monument’ calls The Evening Herald | 10 September 2013 ARCHAEOLOGISTS who discovered a new passage tomb near Newgrange want it declared a national monument. Using light detection and ranging imaging known as LiDAR, an underground passageway … Continue reading

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Meath Chronicle: Survey finds ancient earthworks near Slane bypass route

Meanwhile, the Save Newgrange campaign has brought its fight against the proposed Slane bypass to the North-South Ministerial Council. The group has complained to An Bord Pleanala and the North-South Ministerial Council that the public consultation process for the bypass is in breach of the Belfast Agreement, because the consultation does not extend to Northern Ireland. They say that the road proposal is in breach of EU environmental law, which provides for transboundary consultation, where the project is of a transboundary nature.

Spokesman Vincent Salafia said that the N2 Slane Bypass was part of the plan to link the A5/M2 motorway between Dublin and Derry, which is being funded as part of the Belfast Agreement. Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, has committed €500,000 to the Northern Ireland authorities for construction of the A5 and other roads under the agreement. Continue reading

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