Sorry for cross-posting, but this was reported just minutes ago on the RTE
High Court actions in relation to the above by Vincent Salafia have been
rejected outright. Reasons given were that he'd not placed any objections during
the initial consultation period, was very late in moving to take legal action
and does not live in the area and therefore has no right to even take any action
in the courts.
This was described by the nws reporter as 'a very one-sided' decision.
Frankly, these objections to the case and the subsequent dismissal of all
actions taken seem to be extraordinarily letter-of-the-law-esque. No
consideration was even entertained, it seems, of the place of Tara and its
environment as part of the common heritage of the Irish people. This was, it
would seem, not thought to be in any way relevant.
I'm shocked though not too surprised.
Unless and until we the people of Ireland get off our collective fat arses and
take control of our common heritage back from our alleged 'representatives',
support the move by Michael D. Higgins, TD to place the ownership of Ireland's
heritage firmly in the hands of the people by means of a constitutional
amendment, and if neccessary take to the streets en masse to make it clear as a
bell that we have placed our heritage in the care of the state and it is the
responsibility of the state to fulfil its role to protect and properly manage
this heritage, not to decide what matters and what does not.
These are quickly written words and probably rash, but perhaps the time is past
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