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Tripod action at Glengad

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | feature author Thursday May 14, 2009 19:54author by anarchaeologist - Shell to Sea Report this post to the editors

Work halted at Shell's illegal compound

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Shell Out Manoeuvred Again

Campaigners using a daring “tripod” technique have halted the illegal work being undertaken by Shell at the Corrib Gas landfall site at Glengad in Co Mayo.

Shell contractors were due this morning to extend the construction compound down onto the public beach at Glengad. However, early bird Shell to Sea campaigners blocked access to the beach at 5 am by erecting two specially-designed tripods, each 20 feet in height. Two men attached themselves to the top of the tripods using climbing equipment and as of lunchtime are still suspended from the tripods.

The men, who live locally, are both in good form and a party atmosphere is evident on the shoreline below them. Gardaí and Shell security have not attempted to remove them so far, as to do so would put the two men's safety at risk.

Giant tripods of this nature have been deployed by campaigners around the world as a form of direct action. This is the first time tripods have been used in Ireland for this purpose.

The compound has been erected illegally without planning permission to facilitate works along the shoreline, which themselves have yet to receive full legal consent. It is presently the subject of legal proceedings taken by An Taisce against Mayo County Council, which has facilitated Shell's illegality at every point along the way.

Shell to Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington said: “Yet again, Shell is disregarding both the law and the will of the local community by trying to extend their illegal compound onto the public beach. Today's action shows that we are as determined as ever to obstruct this obscene project, and the giveaway of Irish natural resources.”

As of 13.30, the new Garda Inspector in Belmullet, Joe Doherty, has directed the two activists to come down for their own safety under Section 8.1 of the Public Order Act. One of those suspended has asked Doherty to apologise for punching him in the stomach during the action last Saturday evening at the compound. For the time being at any rate, the Gardaí and Shell security have been out-manoeuvred.

Tripods on the shoreline
Tripods on the shoreline

Activists still hanging around
Activists still hanging around


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Big Up!     John    Thu May 14, 2009 14:23 
   Tripods     cropbeye    Thu May 14, 2009 14:30 
   Congrats     Aine    Thu May 14, 2009 14:41 
   Great!     Shell to Sea Switzerland    Thu May 14, 2009 14:51 
   Action Tripod     Emmanuel    Thu May 14, 2009 15:02 
   Shell     Niall    Thu May 14, 2009 16:54 
   Fair Play!     Swampy    Thu May 14, 2009 17:04 
   huzzah!     cable    Thu May 14, 2009 19:12 
   Brillian stuff ...     Dave    Thu May 14, 2009 20:20 
 10   Video footage of today's Tripod Action.     Niall    Thu May 14, 2009 20:29 
 11   More pics.     Niall    Thu May 14, 2009 20:47 
 12   More pics.     Niall    Thu May 14, 2009 20:52 
 13   Illegal     Jimbo    Thu May 14, 2009 22:45 
 14   keep it up lads!!!     nomoredramas    Thu May 14, 2009 23:26 
 15   why compound is ilegal     sw    Fri May 15, 2009 00:41 
 16   Midwest Radio censors ‘Rossport 5’ advertisement     gdn    Fri May 15, 2009 01:10 
 17   Keep it up !     Misa Tara 7    Fri May 15, 2009 09:10 
 18   Solidarity & support     Limerick supporter    Fri May 15, 2009 12:03 
 19   Shell on trial     C    Fri May 15, 2009 12:21 
 20   Nice one!!     Conall    Fri May 15, 2009 13:24 
 21   coming your way     lulu    Fri May 15, 2009 14:12 
 22   Well Done     Shell to sea Galway    Fri May 15, 2009 14:36 
 23   Brilliant Action     Starstruck    Fri May 15, 2009 16:32 
 24   solidarity and smiles from barcelonad     dunk    Fri May 15, 2009 17:04 
 25   Come support the struggle     C    Fri May 15, 2009 20:41 
 26   so     Dan The Man    Sat May 16, 2009 00:50 
 27   Good action but-     Roisin Rea    Sat May 16, 2009 02:04 
 28   Kenny has gone too complacant with his own electorate ????     'Portantfella    Sat May 16, 2009 02:52 
 29   Greens are the biggest losers from this Corrib gas debacle     V    Sat May 16, 2009 10:56 
 30   bigest losers     old codger    Sat May 16, 2009 11:46 
 31   Indeed     Mayoman    Sat May 16, 2009 12:32 
 32   taking down the fences     G    Sat May 16, 2009 22:39 
 33   meanwhile, in Scandinavia...they weather the economic storm     lulu    Sat May 16, 2009 22:44 
 34   The West's awake!     lulu    Sun May 17, 2009 13:34 
 35   Peter Murtagh (Irish Times) on Willie Corduff     A    Mon May 18, 2009 10:31 
 36   Intelligent Assessment.     Fir Bolg.    Mon May 18, 2009 12:39 
 37   To Fir Bolg     Rational Ecologist    Mon May 18, 2009 13:45 
 38   justice     The eskimo    Mon May 18, 2009 14:10 
 39   well done!     ellen    Mon May 18, 2009 19:43 
 40   boo shell     ellen    Mon May 18, 2009 19:51 
 41   Mr     Chris Quinn    Mon May 18, 2009 22:23 
 42   With enemies like Kevin Myers ...     Lemuel    Tue May 19, 2009 16:38 
 43   Kevin Miarse     Morndy Gregory    Wed May 20, 2009 22:18 

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