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

Irish Left Review
Joined up thinking for the Irish Left

offsite link New Books Worth Reading Mon Sep 19, 2016 23:25 | Seán Sheehan

offsite link 13 Billion ? Lucky for some? Mon Sep 05, 2016 13:04 | Tony Phillips

offsite link Rebuilding Ireland: Long on Promise, Short on Detail Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:20 | Eoin O'Mahony

offsite link Brexit and Other Issues: Comments on the Current Situation Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:52 | Brendan Young

offsite link Bin Charges: From Private Circus to Public Service Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:38 | Michael Taft

Irish Left Review >>

Spirit of Contradiction

offsite link Officials and Provisionals Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:54 | James O'Brien

offsite link Interview with Cathal Goulding Mon Dec 26, 2016 17:11 | Cathal Goulding

offsite link Trump, Russia and the CIA Sat Dec 10, 2016 18:23 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Why is my rent so high? Mon Oct 31, 2016 18:51 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

offsite link Review of Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises by Anwar Shaikh Sun Oct 30, 2016 16:21 | Gavin Mendel-Gleason

Spirit of Contradiction >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Fitzpatrick decision: A Banana Republic decision

offsite link Mattie McGrath TD: A dangerous ignoramus Anthony

offsite link Religion should have no control over the political process Anthony

offsite link Diarmaid Ferriter: Denial and the language of cute hoorism Anthony

offsite link Fianna Fail liars Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

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 >>

Lorries blocked along Shell's haulage route

category mayo | environment | news report author Sunday April 22, 2012 13:16author by j debender - rossport solidarity campauthor address A field in Aughoose, between Pullathomas and Bellanaboyauthor phone 085.114.1170 Report this post to the editors

Six people block Shell's haulage, no arrests

On Friday haulage was stopped as six campaigners stood in the road outside Shell's Aughoose compound. This meant work at both the Glengad and Aughoose compounds was stopped as one tractor and three lorries waited in the road.

Carey's tractor stopped in the road
Carey's tractor stopped in the road

On Friday six people went for a stroll along Shell's haulage route, and stopped a tractor from going into the tunneling compound in Aughoose. Soon after three lorries came along the road and were forced to stop for the roadblock. Local traffic was still able to pass on the other side of the road, but not Shell's traffic. Eventually the gardaí arrived to facilitate Shell and move people out of the road.

When the transferee guards from Galway were questioned as to why they are enforcing traffic laws for some people but not for Shell, they unsurprisingly had no answers.

If you would like to join the protests, come up and visit the area. Every Tuesday morning local residents and supporters meet outside the main gate of Shell's Bellanaboy refinery at 8am, and spontaneous protests happen throughout the week.

The next Day of Solidarity is Friday 4th May. The rest of the bank holiday weekend will be a work weekend at the Rossport Solidarity Camp, come up and lend us a hand! See the poster and more details here: http://shelltosea.com/content/may-day-day-solidarity-wo...7-may

Related Link: http://shelltosea.com

Lennon's quarry trucks stopped
Lennon's quarry trucks stopped

A nice relaxed roadblock
A nice relaxed roadblock

100_0703.jpg

An Garda Síochána: Shell's traffic management plan
An Garda Síochána: Shell's traffic management plan

author by more photospublication date Sun Apr 22, 2012 13:24Report this post to the editors

These photos are from later in the day on Friday 20th April. This is a common occurrence along this road, which is not even supposed to be a haulage route.

At Pullathomas graveyard, gardaí escort Shell's traffic on foot
At Pullathomas graveyard, gardaí escort Shell's traffic on foot

Along this once-quiet road, you can't sit waiting for your lift without being harassed by gardaí
Along this once-quiet road, you can't sit waiting for your lift without being harassed by gardaí

100_0718.jpg

100_0719.jpg

author by Jamiepublication date Mon Apr 23, 2012 23:29Report this post to the editors

Great job folks. More power to you.
Pity we can't hit the bastards on a National level, blocade routes, plants and filling stations. Hit them where it hurts - the bank account!
Gone are the good old days when the working class would stand up and take ths kind of action, led by the unions.
Even they've sold out now.
Glad to see yous haven't!

 
© 2001-2017 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