Clare - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970
shell meeting in clare
meeting re Mayo and Shell in Clare
Hello friends please pass on and feel free to make flyers, posters etc
krossie on behalf of Niall in Doolin.
PUBLIC MEETING Mon 4th July 8pm Ennis, Co Clare
STOP Shell Hell in May0
Upstairs, Brandons Pub, O'Connell St Ennis.
The people of Rossport, Erris, Co Mayo are calling for support from the people of Clare and all Ireland in their fight against Shell who are attempting to force a very dangerous onshore pipeline through their lands and against their wishes, along the beautiful coast of remote North West Mayo. Oil and gas giant Shell International, the main player, are poised to transform this remote conservation area of outstanding natural beauty into an environmental disaster zone with serious public health and safety implications.
The massive Corrib gas field was once a huge asset to this country in terms of natural resources. But not any more it's not. What was once 100% ours is now the sole property of 3 oil companies: Shell (45%), Statoil (36.5%) and Marathon (18.5%). Because of an extraordinary deal done by Ray Burke, convicted and sent to prison for corruption, as Minister for Energy in the 1980s, which gave away the rights to this gas to private multinationals, Shell can exploit this resource without paying a cent in royalties to the State.
To add insult to injury, a dangerous and unprecedented high pressure pipeline is proposed along 7km of the Erris coast through the fields of local farmers who are defending their lands at this moment and refusing entry to Shell workers into their fields. Shell with the cooperation of the Irish Government, the Courts and the Judicial System are attempting to bully the local people off their land, ignoring their rights and wishes, and having little regard for safety regulations, planning law and environmental concerns.
Local people are saying NO and are fighting for their lives. They have appealed for support from the Irish public and recently over the June bank holiday weekend about 2 hundred people of all ages and backgrounds from all over the country arrived in Rossport for a weekend of information workshops and tours of the area along the pipeline route resulting in plans for a nationwide campaign to help the community of Rossport in their fight against Shell.
Come to Brandons next Monday 4th July at 8pm where you will hear
spokespeople from the community of Rossport tell it like it is.
Traditional music downstairs in the bar after the meeting.
For more info see www.shelltosea.com and www.indymedia.ie/mayo
Contact spokespersons in Rossport: Maura Harrington 087 9591474 & Vincent Mc Grath 087 7557244
or Niall Harnett in Clare