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rights, freedoms and repression |
Monday March 26, 2007 22:38 by TD - Shell to Sea
Madden pumps for Shell, Rossport can go to hell !
Iggy Madden of Iggy Madden Haulage Ltd, Galway, crony, “close friend and confidante,” whatever, of shady Frank Fahey, was the target of Galway Shell to Sea’s concern this afternoon on account of the imminent removal by his firm of some 660,000 metric tonnes of blanket bog from Shell’s proposed gas refinery in Bellanaboy and dumped in a Bord Na Mona cutaway bog in Bangor Erris despite serious ecological concerns for such a venture.
As karma or serendipity would have it, the great man himself was to hand when 13 Shell to Sea activists, prior to a picketing of his depot, were handing in a letter of protest to his docklands offices. Instead of hearing our plaints with a fair ear we were verbally abused, instead, and subjected to diplomacy of the bar room, redneck, kind ; “I’ll shove yer camera up yer arse” "Do ya have a job" etc, etc. So it goes.
Diplomat Iggy : Blue in tongue and jumper
Below is the text of the letter handed in :
Iggy Madden Haulage Ltd 26th March 2007
We are writing to express our concern over your acquisition of the peat removal contract for the proposed gas refinery site in Bellinaboy, Co. Mayo. As you are aware, there is no local consent for the construction of such a refinery and huge controversy still surrounds its construction, which among other things, poses a grave danger to the ecological system of the area and the water quality of the Carrowmore lake (the major supply of drinking water for the area). The risk of land destabilisation in an area where there have been hugely destructive landslides must also be mentioned.
The local community of the Erris Peninsula have been subjected to daily intimidation and repression at the hands of the large corporations who have hired you for this particular section of the development.
As the support group concerned, we are asking you to cease your work until there is at least a proper consultation process instigated and the very serious health and safety concerns of the local community in North West Mayo are taken into account. More information on the local communities proposals are available at the below website.
Galway Shell to Sea would point out that any involvement in this project on your company’s part would be shameful and bound to have a dire effect on your heretofore good reputation.
We look forward to your response.
Galway Shell to Sea
"Ar ya workin, do yah have a job"