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Eamon Ryan bottles out of debate in UCD when chalenged by Shell 2 Sea protesters

category national | anti-capitalism | news report author Tuesday October 30, 2007 23:39author by E - UCD Shell 2 Seaauthor email ucdshelltosea at gmail dot com Report this post to the editors

On yer bike Eamon

A successful protested took place this evening in UCD where Shell to Sea activists took on both the government and the Shell Corporation in the space of one evening.

The protest was called by UCD Shell to Sea when it was revealed that the Shell Corporation was giving a careers lecture this evening at 6pm in UCD Student Centre. Around 40 protesters gathered at 6pm outside the Astra Hall where the lecture was held. Banners and posters highlighting the crimes of Shell and the Garda in Erris Co. Mayo were on display. Several members of UCD security services and two gardai were present to protect Shell. Some of the activists engaged with students entering the talk by pointing out what Shell are doing to the people of Erris. When hearing this some students decided not to cross the picket line while about 10 students entered the talk.

At 6.45 the protesters felt their point was well made to Shell and decided that the next port of call would be a Law Society debate sceduled for 7pm. The debate entitled ‘This house believes the wrong government was elected’ was due to hear speeches from both Brian Cowan and Eamon Ryan. Biffo was a no show obviously believing that bailing out his old chum Michael Woods was more important that blowing hot air with the Law soc kids. The Shell to Sea activists congregated outside Theatre M in the Arts block, where they awaited the arrival of Eamon Ryan. When the Green Party Minister appeared circled by the special branch and UCD security. The Shell to Sea activists began to chant ‘Shame!’ and ‘Shell to Sea!’. Ryan who no doubt was embarrassed by his lack of action on the issue bottled it and ran for the nearest exit deciding that tonight was not the night to deal with concerned students and citizens over the theft of our natural resources, garda brutality and environmental destruction in rossport. No doubt rattled by the fact that before the election he would have been standing with us against Shell, while now with the Greens in government he is defending their actions in Mayo.

After Ryan left a Shell to Sea meeting took place upstairs in the Arts block. All and all it was a successful protest which managed to get the issues of Shell to Sea raised directly with both Shell and the Government in one night.

Fair play to all involved, see you on Novermber 9th in rossport where the struggle will continue.

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

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Ah, Indybias     Pidge    Wed Oct 31, 2007 00:08 
   Crawling     JM    Wed Oct 31, 2007 00:16 
   Above comment     .    Wed Oct 31, 2007 00:34 
   Well done!     Maura Harrington    Wed Oct 31, 2007 00:44 
   Great work to all tonight     Starstruck    Wed Oct 31, 2007 01:00 
   "Politics" in its narrowist form.ie     Apparat    Wed Oct 31, 2007 08:19 
   A man with a job.     MacE    Wed Oct 31, 2007 09:17 
   mercenaries     antibully    Wed Oct 31, 2007 09:19 
   well done!     shell chun sáile corcaí    Wed Oct 31, 2007 09:22 
 10   Targeting the bullies     MacE    Wed Oct 31, 2007 09:27 
 11   ???     Dan O' Neill    Wed Oct 31, 2007 09:38 
 12   Apparat     observer    Wed Oct 31, 2007 09:40 
 13   ..     Dan O' Neill    Wed Oct 31, 2007 09:52 
 14   two wrongs...     antibully    Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:12 
 15   Good point?     ...    Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:19 
 16   Free speech debate answered     Caoimhe    Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:34 
 17   antibully     ...    Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:35 
 18   Ignore...     Caobhin    Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:44 
 19   Our international obligations     MacE    Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:51 
 20   Caoibhin     observer    Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:02 
 21   Let them drink Coke!     Maura Harrington    Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:23 
 22   Ho hum     Cogsy (M-L)    Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:41 
 23   Clarification     Cogsy (M-L)    Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:48 
 24   indeed     Dave    Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:51 
 25   politics.no way     Will    Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:07 
 26   Spitting???     Maura Harrington    Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:10 
 27   ...     Dan O Neill    Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:22 
 28   Cogavin     Chris Bond    Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:30 
 29   indeed     Dave    Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:42 
 30   Let's not ...     Maura Harrington    Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:45 
 31   Reply     Cogsy (M-L)    Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:48 
 32   The Three R's     Dave    Wed Oct 31, 2007 13:08 
 33   Sorry, Dave     Maura Harrington    Wed Oct 31, 2007 13:25 
 34   What people in Erris live with     MacE    Wed Oct 31, 2007 13:48 
 35   "Democratic Debate"     Apparat    Wed Oct 31, 2007 13:53 
 36   One Question     guess who    Wed Oct 31, 2007 13:55 
 37   One Answer     Because    Wed Oct 31, 2007 13:58 
 38   One Answer     Maura Harrington    Wed Oct 31, 2007 13:59 
 39   Real name     MacE    Wed Oct 31, 2007 14:08 
 40   left unity ????     ucd leftie    Wed Oct 31, 2007 14:11 
 41   Enough is enough     MacE    Wed Oct 31, 2007 14:21 
 42   Thanks for what!     Maura Harrington    Wed Oct 31, 2007 14:26 
 43   Voice of Reason     Etain    Wed Oct 31, 2007 14:48 
 44   Amazing     UCD Alumni    Wed Oct 31, 2007 14:56 
 45   Aggressive     Etain    Wed Oct 31, 2007 15:10 
 46   Re: Etain     UCD Alumni    Wed Oct 31, 2007 15:20 
 47   online debate!     CL    Wed Oct 31, 2007 15:28 
 48   When I met Eamonn Ryan     Eamonn O'coilea'in    Wed Oct 31, 2007 15:57 
 49   ..     Dan O Neill    Wed Oct 31, 2007 16:01 
 50   Wise up CL     Maura Harrington    Wed Oct 31, 2007 16:04 
 51   CL debate you when you hide behind no nane     Eammonn O'Coilea'in    Wed Oct 31, 2007 16:16 
 52   but...     Colm    Wed Oct 31, 2007 16:35 
 53   Parish Priests' Letter     PP    Wed Oct 31, 2007 16:35 
 54   The Left in UCD     Apparat    Wed Oct 31, 2007 16:36 
 55   Photos of Last Night     s2s    Wed Oct 31, 2007 16:58 
 56   Double Dare ye!!     CL    Wed Oct 31, 2007 19:39 
 57   Politics.ie Embarrasing!     Apparat    Wed Oct 31, 2007 21:44 
 58   Ryan is not our friend!     Peaceful protestor    Wed Oct 31, 2007 23:12 
 59   plan for the future     ucd leftie    Wed Oct 31, 2007 23:22 
 60   I'm a UCD leftie, and a peaceful protestor.     Apparat    Thu Nov 01, 2007 00:12 
 61   The Lord loves a trier CL     Maura Harrington    Thu Nov 01, 2007 00:20 
 62   Afore ye go CL     Maura Harrington    Thu Nov 01, 2007 01:06 
 63   well done and onwards to November 9th!     krossie    Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:48 
 64   ask Eamonn R     Chris McCabe    Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:13 
 65   Priests' letter     W. Finnerty.    Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:56 
 66   Cowards all around!     CL    Thu Nov 01, 2007 13:21 
 67   hopefully     UCD Leftie    Thu Nov 01, 2007 13:22 
 68   To C L     Eamonn O'Coilea'in    Thu Nov 01, 2007 13:29 
 69   Correction     Maura Harrington    Thu Nov 01, 2007 14:00 
 70   RE:Ho hum     Contrarian    Thu Nov 01, 2007 17:16 
 71   Cowards!     CL    Thu Nov 01, 2007 21:01 
 72   Bizarre     Pidge    Thu Nov 01, 2007 22:40 
 73   A quick response to something I just noticed     Pidge    Thu Nov 01, 2007 22:57 
 74   CL, The Mask Slips     Maura Harrington    Fri Nov 02, 2007 00:50 
 75   Guh?     Pidge    Fri Nov 02, 2007 03:49 
 76   you Spider, me Fly!     CL    Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:05 
 77   Did you or didn't you??     Maura Harrington    Fri Nov 02, 2007 13:31 
 78   Spider     CL    Fri Nov 02, 2007 15:24 
 79   logic? reason?     jd    Fri Nov 02, 2007 15:42 
 80   Well said!     Maura Harrington    Fri Nov 02, 2007 15:52 
 81   Clarification     Chris Bond    Fri Nov 02, 2007 17:53 
 82   Thanks Chris     Maura Harrington    Fri Nov 02, 2007 18:08 
 83   Chris     Cogsy (M-L)    Fri Nov 02, 2007 19:09 
 84   head2head     Maura Harrington    Fri Nov 02, 2007 20:17 
 85   84%     Maura Harrington    Sat Nov 03, 2007 16:42 
 86   ucdsu     ucd leftie    Tue Nov 06, 2007 00:43 
 87   Why?     ...    Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:01 
 88   last night     class rep    Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:49 
 89   ha ha     the new right    Tue Nov 06, 2007 14:14 


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