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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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Minister Gormley Must Bring Forward the National Monuments Bill, Before An Bord Pleanála Decides on the N2 Slane Bypass

[Unpublished letter sent to The Irish Times, October 11, 2010] Maol Sheachlainn Ó Caollaí rightly points out that “the current National Monuments Acts do not provide any protection for historic battlefields”, and urges to Minister to include such protections “in … Continue reading

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