Upcoming Events

Mayo | Environment

no events match your query!

New Events

Mayo

no events posted in last week

User Preferences

  • Language - en | ga
  • text size >>
  • make this your indymedia front page make this your indymedia front page

Blog Feeds

forward

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Left Archive: Socialist Worker, Issue No. 80, Socialist Workers Movement, August 1991 03:39 Mon Oct 20, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Dear God, no. Not another attempted ?launch? of that neo-PD party? 22:02 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Those Easter Rising Commemorations? 18:58 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Mark Bell of LFO 16:11 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Peoples Democracy Member 1969 ? by Peter Cosgrove Part Two 11:32 Sun Oct 19, 2014 | irishelectionliterature

Cedar Lounge >>

Dublin Opinion
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting

offsite link Irish Labour movement 1889-1924: Lecture Five - 1913 Lockout 09:47 Fri Oct 17, 2014

offsite link Global Finance, Money and Power: Lecture Six - Tax Havens 07:09 Thu Oct 16, 2014

offsite link Irish Labour Movement 1889-1924: Tutorial - Erin?s hope & Class in Ireland 13:44 Mon Oct 13, 2014

offsite link Irish Labour Movement 1889-1924: Lecture Four - Jim Larkin and Larkinism 09:15 Fri Oct 10, 2014

offsite link Global Finance, Money and Power: Lecture Five - Market Institutions 19:48 Wed Oct 08, 2014

Dublin Opinion >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link A new Constitutional Settlement for Northern Ireland: Queries from International Law Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:27 | Aoife O'Donoghue

offsite link Why Budget 2015 must be that last of its kind Fri Oct 17, 2014 08:36 | Liam Thornton

offsite link Socio-Economic Rights & Budget Analysis: Some Notes on Available Resources, ?Progressivity? and Non... Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:55 | Liam Thornton

offsite link Legal pathways to reproductive justice and abortion rights #repealthe8th Mon Oct 13, 2014 15:00 | GuestPost

offsite link Options for Constitutional Reform #repealthe8th Mon Oct 13, 2014 14:30 | Fiona de Londras

Human Rights in Ireland >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Farewell from NWL Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Happy 70th Birthday, Michael Sun May 19, 2013 14:00 | namawinelake

offsite link Of the Week? Sat May 18, 2013 00:02 | namawinelake

offsite link Noonan denies IBRC legal fees loan approval to Paddy McKillen was in breach of E... Fri May 17, 2013 14:23 | namawinelake

offsite link Gayle Killilea Dunne asks to be added as notice party in Sean Dunne?s bankruptcy Fri May 17, 2013 12:30 | namawinelake

NAMA Wine Lake >>

Some Expert Lorry Climbing Stops Shell

category mayo | environment | news report author Thursday August 11, 2011 23:36author by j debender - Rossport Solidarity Campauthor address Augghoose, between Ballinaboy and Pullathomasauthor phone 0851141170 Report this post to the editors

Between a mass trespass in the morning, someone blocking the road for 2 and ½ hours by climbing on top of a lorry, and a protest outside Shell's Ballinaboy refinery, Thursday 11th August was a day full of blocking Shell.

Work stopped
Work stopped

Thursday 11th August at 10:30am about 20 people entered the compound in Aughoose which Shell is expanding in order to build the tunnel for the onshore pipeline. The diggers which are laying bogmats and erecting fencing retreated into the centre of the compound which is heavily guarded by IRMS, Shell's private security force. Work was slowed for an hour and a half while people were on the site.

At 11:30am someone managed to climb on top of a lorry which was about to deliver fencing and girders to the compound. The halted lorry blocked the road so they were not able to bring anything else into the compound. Shell estimated they would be making 75 deliveries per day, today they managed about 10.

Just before 2pm the Garda public order unit showed up with their new toy, a cherrypicker. Sergeant Butler was driving it, and three public order Gardaí went up in the cage and pulled the person off of the steel girder he was sat on.

Once the road was cleared a few people went back down onto the compound and once again the diggers retreated and stopped working for about an hour.

To finish up the day, a group of people cycled to Shell's Ballinaboy refinery for 6pm and stopped the last few tractors of the day from coming out, simply by sitting outside the gates and making tea. Then on the way home the cyclists delayed the IRMS shift change for almost an hour, until the Gardaí arrived and the cyclists went home for dinner.

Related Link: http://shelltosea.com

Venturing into the compound
Venturing into the compound

The diggers back inside
The diggers back inside

Our climber meets a girder
Our climber meets a girder

The gardaí were pretty foxed
The gardaí were pretty foxed

author by j debender - Rossport Solidarity Camppublication date Thu Aug 11, 2011 23:41Report this post to the editors

here you go

Climber sits it out
Climber sits it out

Out comes the cherry picker
Out comes the cherry picker

author by Bobpublication date Sun Aug 14, 2011 16:10Report this post to the editors

Ha, it was only a matter of time. fair play. stay strong! You're all amazing!

author by alexpublication date Sun Aug 14, 2011 16:48Report this post to the editors

Keep up the good work you are an inspiration the world over!

 
© 2001-2014 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy