Upcoming Events

Mayo | Miscellaneous

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

Public Inquiry
Just another WordPress site

offsite link Sean O’Rourke: No bias allowed – except RTEs

offsite link Journalist Sinead Ryan: Not an informed journalist Anthony

offsite link Brian Lenihan documentary: A ruling elite propaganda exercise Anthony

offsite link Journalist Gavin Sheridan wins major case against NAMA Anthony

offsite link Anger is a policy Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link THIS BLOG HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Good news out of Russia - even the "non-system" opposition refuses to blame the Kremlin VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Nemtsov murder: Putin warned about exactly this type of "false flag" two years ago VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link DPR PM Zakharchenko presser 27/02/15 Economical and political future of DPR VINEYARDSAKER:

offsite link Breaking news: FALSE FLAG IN MOSCOW! VINEYARDSAKER:

The Saker >>

Human Rights in Ireland
www.humanrights.ie

offsite link PILA Seminar: The Duty of the State in Constitutional Cases? 7 July, Dublin Wed Jul 01, 2015 13:20 | GuestPost

offsite link The Greek Financial Crisis and the Rhetoric of Emergency Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:16 | Alan Greene

offsite link The Direct Provision Report: A Missed Opportunity Tue Jun 30, 2015 17:32 | Liam Thornton

offsite link The Direct Provision Report: Recommendations on Improving the Quality of Life for Protection Seekers Tue Jun 30, 2015 17:02 | Liam Thornton

offsite link The Direct Provision Report: Summary of Recommendations on Accommodation Standards Tue Jun 30, 2015 16:59 | Liam Thornton

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link This Week At Irish Election Literature 06:01 Fri Jul 03, 2015 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link An Irish ?don?t ask, don?t tell?, but not tell what, exactly? 00:54 Fri Jul 03, 2015 | Tomboktu

offsite link Workers? Party Statement on Situation in Greece 16:49 Thu Jul 02, 2015 | Garibaldy

offsite link Canvassing for Marriage Equality 2015 ? Personal Stories 15:44 Thu Jul 02, 2015 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link Plotting the polling trends and options for government? 15:34 Thu Jul 02, 2015 | WorldbyStorm

Cedar Lounge >>

Belmullet District Court Report - Shell and Mayo County Council stand co-accused of obstructing the public highway.

category mayo | miscellaneous | news report author Wednesday December 12, 2012 22:09author by RSC - RSC Report this post to the editors

- Partners in crime try to avoid further embarrassment by settling with the plaintiff out of court -

Today in Belmullet district court Shell and Mayo County Council stood co-accused in a case for blocking the road during the disastrous attempt to deliver the Tunnel Boring Machine to Shell's tunnelling site at Aughoose in August this year. The co-accused settled out of court with the plaintiff and had the case struck out before the details were made public.

Shell blocking the road earlier this year
Shell blocking the road earlier this year

It is rumoured however that the case was taken by a fisherman who was suing for obstruction and loss of earnings, and that the plaintiff settled out of court for one thousand Euro. During the TBM debacle in August the main Ballina North coast road was closed while Shell's jack-knifed lorry carrying the TBM blocked the road for days.

This is dangerous territory for Shell and the County Council as literally thousands of road users were obstructed at the time in the same way. - Watch this space....

Shell to Sea cases
There were four Shell to Sea cases up for mention.

It was the first appearance for a campaigner arrested on Monday morning during an action blocking access to Shell's tunnelling compound. An order for the Garda book of evidence was made and the case was put back to the 9th of January.

The next case was for obstructing machinery laying a water pipe to the tunnelling compound. This was also put back to the 9th of January.

The third case was for a lock-on action that blocked the TBM for a number of hours in August while in transit to Mayo from Dublin port. In his absence the defendant - who had already plead guilty - was given the probation act and so avoided conviction.

In the last case Shell to Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington was due to set dates for hearings to defend cases arising from the TBM debacle. She wasn't in court though and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest. Sgt. Butler was visibly disappointed when she arrived in just before the court was finished for the day and the warrant was vacated.

Related Link: http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org
© 2001-2015 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