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From Erris to Everywhere-Trevor Sargent to congratulate Willie Corduff

category galway | environment | news report author Wednesday May 09, 2007 09:34author by Galway Shell to Sea - S2S Report this post to the editors

Leader of the Green party Trevor Sargent and the Mayor of Galway, Niall O’Brolchain are to hold a ceremony in Galway to congratulate Rossport Five campaigner Willie Corduff on his recent receipt of the Goldman Prize for the Environment. They will meet with Willie this Thursday 10th May at 12.00 outside St Nicholas’s Church and all are welcome to attend.

The Goldman prize is internationally renowned. It is the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for the environment. Willie was awarded the €93,000 prize in a ceremony in San Francisco two weeks ago. During his US trip he had the opportunity to put his case to leading US political figures. It was awarded in recognition of the Shell to Sea Campaign, which opposes the controversial ‘Corrib Gas’ project in Erris Co. Mayo.

This project, should it go ahead, threatens the community, lifestyle, safety and environment of his native Erris peninsula. Along with many other members of his community Willie has seen his opposition to Shell E&P Ireland’s proposed on shore high-pressure pipeline lead him into situations he could never have imagined. With with four others, he was jailed for over ninety days for contempt of court for refusing to comply with an injunction granted to Shell E&P Ireland.
Even before the receipt of this international accolade Willie and the people of Erris have been the subject of films, a book and media coverage ranging from the BBC to Al Jazeera. The Rossport Five have also won the RTE Radio Ones Tubridy show ‘people of the year award’ which was voted by the audience. The community’s resolute struggle against a faceless multinational has provided inspiration to many.
Galway’s Mayor Niall O’Brolchain has been vocal on the plight of the people of Erris and along with other respected Galway politicians has commented on the need to gain the consent of residents in projects such as this.

Related Link: http://www.corribsos.com

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Problems ahead for Sargent.     John    Wed May 09, 2007 11:20 
   Green Party Will Go Into Govt with FF or FG     Dub    Wed May 09, 2007 11:27 
   Green policy     MacE    Wed May 09, 2007 11:38 
   MacE (like many Greens) should be in FG     Dub    Wed May 09, 2007 12:10 
   FG and Shell     Jack    Wed May 09, 2007 12:11 
   I second John     Deirdre Clancy    Wed May 09, 2007 13:59 
   What the Greens will do     MacE    Wed May 09, 2007 14:19 
   And my point is ...     Deirdre Clancy    Wed May 09, 2007 15:33 
   My point     MacE    Wed May 09, 2007 15:43 
 10   Sargent     Green greenie    Wed May 09, 2007 15:46 
 11   Angels on Pinheads     Deirdre Clancy    Wed May 09, 2007 16:09 
 12   OK     MacE    Wed May 09, 2007 16:32 
 13   Looks like an election stunt from here.     Startsruck    Wed May 09, 2007 16:36 
 14   May as Well Milk it Wille...     Galway head..    Wed May 09, 2007 16:50 
 15   pat     kenny    Wed May 09, 2007 19:04 
 16   Cowley T.D.Mayo     W.C.    Thu May 10, 2007 00:48 
 17   Agreed     Deirdre Clancy    Thu May 10, 2007 10:02 
 18   Correction!!     Galway S2S    Thu May 10, 2007 10:14 
 19   Jolly Green Giant     Tribe    Thu May 10, 2007 10:16 
 20   Correction.....     GS2S    Thu May 10, 2007 12:07 
 21   wtf?     guydebordisdead    Thu May 10, 2007 15:30 
 22   Greens and Rossport Five     Tadhg    Thu May 10, 2007 21:40 
 23   Hoodwinked or what?     W. Finnerty.    Thu May 10, 2007 22:25 
 24   human     greed    Thu May 10, 2007 22:51 
 25   AArhus     onlooker    Thu May 10, 2007 23:26 
 26   Let's not forget the Niger Delta     Deirdre Clancy    Fri May 11, 2007 14:09 
 27   Noel Ogar     new kid on the Block    Fri May 11, 2007 14:26 

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