Upcoming Events

Mayo | Environment

no events match your query!

New Events


no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds



offsite link Ukraine Keeps Snapping Up Chinese Drones Tue Apr 23, 2024 03:14 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Moscow Is Prosecuting the War on a Pathe... Mon Apr 22, 2024 12:26 | Anti-Empire

offsite link US Military Aid to Kiev Passes After Tru... Sun Apr 21, 2024 05:57 | Anti-Empire

offsite link The Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian M... Sat Apr 20, 2024 01:38 | Anti-Empire

offsite link Ukraine Now Producing 10 Self-Propelled ... Fri Apr 19, 2024 06:15 | Anti-Empire

Anti-Empire >>

The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link Alternative Copy of thesaker.is site is available Thu May 25, 2023 14:38 | Ice-Saker-V6bKu3nz
Alternative site: https://thesaker.si/saker-a... Site was created using the downloads provided Regards Herb

offsite link The Saker blog is now frozen Tue Feb 28, 2023 23:55 | The Saker
Dear friends As I have previously announced, we are now “freezing” the blog.  We are also making archives of the blog available for free download in various formats (see below). 

offsite link What do you make of the Russia and China Partnership? Tue Feb 28, 2023 16:26 | The Saker
by Mr. Allen for the Saker blog Over the last few years, we hear leaders from both Russia and China pronouncing that they have formed a relationship where there are

offsite link Moveable Feast Cafe 2023/02/27 ? Open Thread Mon Feb 27, 2023 19:00 | cafe-uploader
2023/02/27 19:00:02Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

offsite link The stage is set for Hybrid World War III Mon Feb 27, 2023 15:50 | The Saker
Pepe Escobar for the Saker blog A powerful feeling rhythms your skin and drums up your soul as you?re immersed in a long walk under persistent snow flurries, pinpointed by

The Saker >>

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link RTEs Sarah McInerney ? Fianna Fail supporter? Anthony

offsite link Joe Duffy is dishonest and untrustworthy Anthony

offsite link Robert Watt complaint: Time for decision by SIPO Anthony

offsite link RTE in breach of its own editorial principles Anthony

offsite link Waiting for SIPO Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link UN human rights chief calls for priority action ahead of climate summit Sat Oct 30, 2021 17:18 | Human Rights

offsite link 5 Year Anniversary Of Kem Ley?s Death Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:34 | Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Video footage from Shell to Sea Mass tresspass

category mayo | environment | news report author Tuesday February 20, 2007 14:18author by Labour Youth Report this post to the editors

Footage from the mass tresspass into the Shell compound

Starts with the protest outside the gates of the compound

Related Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o2jeBsk50s
author by Hpublication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 15:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Did you notice how the person chose to interview only men?

Same old, same old.

author by I, J, K, L, ...publication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 16:29author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It is quite good footage and hopefully will be historic but it is a pity that no women were consulted, I know that I saw at least two female members of the Labour party in Rossport..

Next time, Labour Youth?

author by tnc corcaípublication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 18:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Maith thú - great stuff and well done to one and all -

tis amazing how the media reported it, and how actual events on-folded! RT€ reported that Sh€ll claimed workers were intimidated and threatened and tools and property where damaged, although where were the arrests - a bit like the death threats to our minist€r in the dáil a few months back by shell to sea associates or locals who were pro-shell, also intimidated by opposer's of this complete farce.

How come no body has ever been charged or we never even heard of a follow up to suspects to these claims - complete lies to make shell to sea look bad!

RT€ the T.D's and the Gardaí all interlinked and bowing to Sh€lls every request - shame on ye all - while our health care/education and system in general becomes more worrying by the day - we should be nationalism our natural resources not handing them out with a ribbon attached - the Free state indeed.

Truly sickening!

good to see there is people out there who still care!

go n-eirí agus beir bua!

author by Cianpublication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 18:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I took the video footage in this piece - and i was very conscious of the lack of women been interviewed. I asked several women for interviews/ comments for the video on the day - but none wanted to contribute - so there was nothing I could do about it!

Next time I'll ask a wider range of people for comments.....

author by Davepublication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 19:22author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I think there should be a rule on Indymedia that before you give one negative comment you have to give three positive ones. That might leave the first two contributors scratching their heads. The comment about no woman being interviewed is valid but very unbalanced. There's also a lot that is positive that could be said about this video. For example, as someone who was also on the inside on the day, it documents the event very accurately. The mix of interview and footage works well. I particularly like the sense of celebration there was immediately after which this video catches very well. And considering this is the result of unpaid labour (youth) from which we can all sit back and enjoy I'd say thanks lads. job well done.

author by Niall Harnett - Shell to Sea.publication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 20:26author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There are a number of thing things I'd like to point out in regard to this very revealing video.
And well done Labour Youth.

1) The officer ‘in charge’ of Garda operations at Bellanaboy is Superintendent Joe Gannon.

2) Supt. Joe Gannon delegates authority to other officers, on a daily basis at Bellanaboy, and that officer controls and directs Garda operations on 'a given day', and that officer in turn answers to Gannon.

3) The Garda in charge on Friday 16th, and who John Monaghan spoke to on the site (on video), is Garda Sgt Mick Clesham - RG33. Garda Sgt Mick Clesham (Roscommon Galway District) has a reputation as bully and a thug before he ever came to Bellanaboy. See here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/78234 . Garda Mick Clesham has just arrived recently on the scene in Bellanaboy to be given 'daily charge' of Garda policing of the morning pickets, currently.

4) It was Garda Mick Clesham who told John Monaghan and the group to “leave the way you came in“. John offered to leave by the front gate (the safest way) and asked to speak to the officer in charge - Supt. Joe Gannon, who Garda Mick Clesham said was “unavailable at the moment“.

5) It is notable from the video that when Supt Joe Gannon stepped up to 'become available' and when Garda Sgt Mick Clesham approached him as 'deputy officer on the day' to speak to him and inform him of what was going on ... … eh ... Gannon completely ignored him and walked deliberately around him to avoid him! It never occurred to Gannon, a Garda Superintendent, that he might need to consult with his man in charge for a briefing on the situation. Clesham was made to look like a fool and lost the nerve to call him back for a chat. So it was left to John Monaghan to take responsibility to address him and restart the negotiations which ended successfully with everyone walking safely off the site.

6) As we’ve said from the start - Supt. Joe Gannon is unable to manage and he is unmanageable. He can neither control his guards nor himself. He is out of control and the Gardaí are out of their depth.

Garda Mick Clesham RG33 at Bellanaboy. A known bully, made a fool of now by Supt. Joe Gannon.
Garda Mick Clesham RG33 at Bellanaboy. A known bully, made a fool of now by Supt. Joe Gannon.

Known Thugs - Supt. Joe Gannon with Sgt Conor O'Reilly (left) and Sgt Dermot Butler MY28 (right).
Known Thugs - Supt. Joe Gannon with Sgt Conor O'Reilly (left) and Sgt Dermot Butler MY28 (right).

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/78234
author by redjadepublication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 20:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Excellent Video, thanks

I'll be downloading this and burning it on CD's and handing it out to activists here in Budapest.

How do you download a YouTube??!

Funny you should ask....

check out: http://vixy.net

author by Anarchy rules - Cosantoiri Siochanapublication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 23:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Excellent footage. Something RTE and the others should aspire to.

If folks wish to download youtube and other video files, and don't want a third party site to do it for them. Check out Vdownloader - a very nice freeware package. Copy and paste the addy of the youtube video and it'll collect it and convert it into an avi or an mpeg file for you.


author by Mubarakpublication date Tue Feb 20, 2007 23:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

We're watching you. Muaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!


author by Compulsive Watcherpublication date Wed Feb 21, 2007 00:31author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Step One: install firefox and use it instead of the bug-ridden security mess that calls itself "Internet Explorer":

Step Two: install this lovely addon extension:

Step Three: download, watch, enjoy.

The advantage of downloading instead of just clicking play in YouTube is that if you want to watch it multiple times (and with the excellent Labour Youth footage above I do!) you're only downloading it once.

author by SF voterpublication date Wed Feb 21, 2007 20:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The speaker at the beginning of the video with the megaphone is Charlestown Sinn Fein Cllr Gerry Murray. For some reason he is not identified by caption.

Cllr Murray has been a stalwart supporter of shell to sea from the beginning. You can read some of his views on the subject here: http://www.ardfheis.com/news/766

author by Peterpublication date Thu Feb 22, 2007 19:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Just wondering what pat rabbitte and the right leaning labour party think about the youth section engaging in such "hippy activities"??

I think its great for activists to get behind the S2S campaign and those in LY should be congratulated for the part they play.

However should labour get into government will they send shell to sea?

Are the LY a realistic alternative that hope to change the LP when they progress from LY to LP?

I think these are question's that the LY members should be explicitly candid about.

Number of comments per page
© 2001-2024 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