The bulldozers have started digging the topsoil. That is where the artifacts
are (think of all the treasures farmers have uncovered in fields over the
centuries). Despite the current lawsuit the ground breaking is going ahead
anyway. Assistance is urgently needed, letters, donations, or if you are in
Ireland you can join the protests.
'Heed the People - Respect the Law - Stop the Dig - Save Tara!'
SOS - PLEASE HELP NOW - OR NEVER
The Tara campaign has become quiet of late, and it is time to mobilize
public support in a very public way. There has been a need to separate
litigation from the Save Tara Skryne Valley Group, in order to ensure
protection from liability for the members of the non-incorporated
group, who are not taking action, or directly supporting it. However,
a strong message needs to be sent to the Government, and to the nation,
that the people want the digs stopped. As you have seen, a new survey
shows the majority of Irish people are against the route, and thus the
excavation of Tara.
On June 14th, the Minister for the Environment, The Attorney General,
Meath County Council, and the National Roads Authority will come to the
High Court and give their first answer to the legal charges railed
against them. Certain procedural determinations will be made that way,
on how the case will proceed. One of the main issues, of course, will
be whether the authorities will stop work of their own accord, and
respect the legal process, or whether they will plough ahead, and the
judge will be forced to either issue an order or an injunction. The
fact that works are still continuing since the July 4th hearing in the
High Court, when leave was granted to review the lagality of the M3
motorway scheme, shows the contempt the authorities have for the law.
They must be shown up, for the cultural criminals they are.
A protest will begin outside the High Court on the morning of Thursday
14th July, at 9.00 am. It will continue throughout the day, until the
hearing is concluded. The hearing will begin at 11.00 am - and could
run into the afternoon.
Mass peaceful demonstration must happen, if it is ever to happen for
Tara. This is an opportunity to reverse the PR and lies being
circulated by the likes of Minister Cullen, Meath Chambers of Commerce,
IBEC, to the effect that only a small minority of troublemakers case
This must be a 'spontaneous' outpouring. We need a strong
representative group of Irish society there, including children,
housewives, businessmen, shopkeepers and old age pensionners to come
down and make their own sign. It is better that this is not seen to be
'organised' by Save Tara Skryne Valley group, since they are not taking
litigation. It must be representatives of ALL environmental, social
and political groups and PARTIES, who have an interest in this issue.
Please forward this mail. Please call your party, your boss, your
society and get a mandate to put out a call. This is the best
opportunity we will have for months. The world media will be watching,
and we have to shout now, as loud as we can.
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