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  • Tara protest group to mobilise Irish abroad

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

    The group campaigning against the building of a road close to the Hill of Tara is planning to mobilise 50,000 supporters abroad to make protests as government ministers attend St Patrick’s Day functions around the world.

    TaraWatch says that demonstrators will appear in places such as San Francisco, New York, Toronto and Paris, where ministers will be representing the goverment. Minister for Energy and Communications Noel Dempsey and Green Party members are the primary targets,  a spokesperson told the Irish Times, but “every minister in almost every city will be hearing about Tara again”.

    He also said told the paper that the Irish abroad are “especially furious and this is becoming an annual ritual, in cities around the world.” He added, “If the Government wants to engage the diaspora, they [should] seek help in finding a solution to the M3”.

    Related links:

    Tara group plans St Patrick’s Day protests (Irish Times, 10/3/09)