Aughrim: "AntiÃ‚â€“Heritage Campaigners Target New Site"!
January 14, 2005 at 1:07 am #707590huttonParticipant
Came across this on indymedia – thought it might amuse someone – h 😉
Antiâ€“Heritage Campaigners Target New Site
Thursday, Jan 13 2005, 3:04pm
Anti-Heritage Campaigners, National Rogue Association, vow to extend their program of destruction to include new site at Aughrim in Co. Galway
Anti-heritage protestors, known as the National Rogue Association (NRA), have vowed to take their fight to a new site, it emerged yesterday. Under the slogan of â€œOut of our cold dead hands would our plans ever be changedâ€ the campaigners announced a further 1300 Million Euros to add to their war-chest, while expanding their program to include a new location at Aughrim in East Galway. To date, NRA protestors have cost tax-payers 17,000 million.
Under the auspices of building roads, to date NRA has successfully targeted a number of key sites including Tara, Carrickmines, and Woodstown in Waterford. â€œAughrim presents us with a golden opportunity to tarmac over yet another area of historic importance. A lot of care goes into the planning of roads to ensure we maximise the destruction of these sites. Courtesy of An Bord Stampalla, the â€œplanning systemâ€ provides us with the ideal way of baffling anybody who has an interest in raising any concerns; even when their own inspectors recommend refusal, the board insists on approving our proposals.â€ To date the Bord has rejected no roads.
â€œWe have learnt from Cashelâ€, the NRA spokesperson said, â€œthere we failed to drive a motorway through the Rock. This meant that that road was built, almost on time and almost within budget â€“ without destroying any heritage site. Nor did it ensure a proper row in the courts. We wonâ€™t make that mistake again.â€
Separately the NRA denied that they had any involvement in the recent decapitation of the Sean Russell statue in Fairview, Dublin. Describing the act as â€œamateurishâ€ the spokesperson said â€œthat it was a botched job; if it had been us, there would be nothing of the statue leftâ€.
Aughrim is the site of one of Irelandâ€™s largest battles, where 9000 died in 1691 â€“ more than died at Normandy on D-day. Described by historians as â€œIrelandâ€™s Gettysburgâ€, the Battle of Aughrim decided the fate of the war between William III and James II.
January 14, 2005 at 2:55 am #749467AnonymousParticipant
How many metres does it need to be moved?
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