Upcoming Events

Mayo | Miscellaneous

no events match your query!

New Events

Mayo

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights

offsite link Declaration of Human Rights at Sea Mon Apr 08, 2019 07:31 | Human Rights

offsite link NZ Watchdog On Limits Of Free Speech Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:44 | Human Rights

offsite link US Abortion Restrictions Violating The Human Rights Of Women Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Watch Urges the Human Rights Council to Renew and Strengthen Mandate of UN Commission Tue Mar 12, 2019 21:51 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link Conservative? Unionist? 11:17 Mon Jun 24, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Beyond the backstop: One step forward..one step? 09:00 Mon Jun 24, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Left Archive: Socialist Labour Party: Trade Union and Unemployed Workers Group, resolutions for Conf... 04:16 Mon Jun 24, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link ?Not particular.? 11:59 Sun Jun 23, 2019 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link A flawed policy? 11:02 Sun Jun 23, 2019 | guestposter

Cedar Lounge >>

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

offsite link Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017

offsite link IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017

offsite link Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016

offsite link The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015

offsite link Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015

Dublin Opinion >>

NAMA Wine Lake

offsite link Test ? 12 November 2018 Mon Nov 12, 2018 14:28 | namawinelake

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

NAMA Wine Lake >>

A busy time up in co. Mayo

category mayo | miscellaneous | news report author Saturday January 28, 2012 14:37author by Frank - Rossport Solidarity Camp Report this post to the editors

Update from co. Mayo on two weeks of actions against Shell

We meant to have this report out a while back, but you know, things just keep happening. It seems we've been pounding the roads of Aghoos and surrounding areas quite a lot at the moment and trying to keep warm by hugging trucks – our, not so new, favourite sport. And there are a lot of trucks to be stopped. They are coming up to every five minutes, so we don't even have to get up that early.

Of course, we still like to get up early. After the last national of solidarity on Friday 13th (see http://www.indymedia.ie/article/101211) we went back to Srahmore peat deposition site on Monday for an early morning cross country dash. Cue, several hours of playing in the bog with IRMS security as we tried to make it to the central compound where the diggers and other machinery were hiding. They tried to make out that they'd no work on, but there was an awful lot of Roadbridge contractors hanging around doing nothing very much. Took IMRS until midday to get everyone out, several people keeping going back in.

By this stage the Gardai were looking pretty bored so we decided they needed a bit of fun as well. Shortly afterwards six Shell trucks were stopped outside Srahmore and reinforcements had to be brought down to clear us, which of course took a while given the determined resistance that we were putting up.

In the meantime, there have been very regular road occupations, with between four or five people heading down Aghoos Road to stop trucks going into the compound. These have been very successful actions, lasting between 30 and 90 minutes. Very empowering they show just how easy it is to stick a spanner in the works here. Even two people standing in front of the main compound gates have been enough to stop the movements.

There was only one arrest, and quite a few rather silly moments from the Gardai, including one person being asked which ditch they would like to be thrown in when being cleared off the road. All in all its been a lot of fun. Gardai have finally realised that they need extra numbers to deal with the road-blockages, but do not seem to be able to muster much of a will to draft them in, and then we throw a spanner in the works by coming out with more than they can handle. We anticipate a lot more of the same.

There are also the regular Tuesday morning demonstrations at the refinery, and last weekend there was a wind-turbine workshop. Camp remains strong, and as every, all welcome to come and take part.

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com
© 2001-2019 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