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Castlebar District Court, latest hearing in the State’s attempt to criminally prosecute two prominent I-I members
On Sept 6th - Tuesday in Castlebar District Court, latest hearing in the State’s attempt to criminally prosecute two prominent I-I members for speaking up in Court when a judge, aided and abetted by others in the pay of the State, broke just about every rule in the book! ... read full story / add a comment
We will assemble outside SuperValu Car Park in Westport town at 11am on Sunday 4th September.
Judge Seamus Hughes had a total of six penalty points wiped from his driver’s licence on three separate occasions between 2011 and 2012, Phoenix Magazine claims.
The Wesport native, who is also a former Fianna Fail TD, clocked up the first offence on March 28 2011, shortly after taking over from retired judge, John Neilan in District Number Nine. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / worker & community struggles and protests / other press Thursday July 28, 2016 - 23:32 by shelltosea 1 image
As reported by MayoNews and ShellToSea two week ago...
SHELL E&P Ireland will appear before Dublin Metropolitan District Court on September 5 next over an intense flaring incident at the controversial Corrib refinery on December 31 last, The Mayo News can confirm. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has confirmed it issued a summons to Shell last week after a six-month investigation into what locals described as a ‘frightening’ event. They said it lasted 30 to 40 minutes, lit up the sky and was seen from as far away as Achill and Foxford. The fire from the giant chimney stack was accompanied by a ‘low, loud rumble like a supersonic boom’, according to local witnesses ... read full story / add a comment
There is 'a plan' for tomorrow, Wed Jan 13th folks at Castlebar
Courthouse - where we hope and intend to (peacefully) place the
spotlight on the outrageous abuses of the law and the Constitution which
are ongoing daily in our so-called 'Courts of Justice!' Amongst the
issues we wish to highlight are: (1) NO more private or secret Courts.
(2) NO more illegal assaults on the public. (3) Registrars and Judges to
abide by the law. (4) Proper sanctions for fraud, perjury and contempt
of Court (by authority figures). (5) Proper action on legitimate
citizen's arrests. (6) Equality for lay litigants. (7) ..and an end to
multiple abuses of our fundamental rights by politically-appointed
Judges and Registrars. TV cameras are expected, so let's make the most
of it! ... read full story / add a comment
The Mayo Advertiser carried an article on fracking on Aug 22nd. See below.
Mayo needs to wake up to the reality that the controversial method of extracting natural gas from rock — known as fracking — could soon become a major issue in the county.
That is according to two local Sinn Féin representatives who this week urged the public and political representatives to call on the Government to make its position on fracking clear because a number of Mayo townlands in the Swinford and Charlestown areas have long been flagged as possible fracking sites. ... read full story / add a comment
On Wednesday 9th July, 6 Corrib campaigners appeared in Belmullet District court to answer charges as a result of their opposition to Shell. While the following Friday John Monaghan appeared in Castlebar Circuit Court, where he was appealing a conviction of obstruction and careless driving outside Shell's Aughoose compound. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday June 11, 2014 - 12:23 by Andrew 2 comments (last - monday june 16, 2014 - 01:39)
Almost two years after Shell smuggled their Tunnel Boring Machine out of Dublin port in the middle of the night, and then spent 3 days meeting resistance across the country before getting stuck in the bog, they removed it from Erris Monday night. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / crime and justice / news report Tuesday December 17, 2013 - 08:27 by Court Reporter 5 comments (last - saturday december 21, 2013 - 14:49) 10 images 1 video file
Recently appointed Judge Faughnan presided over this month's district court session at Belmullet. Two Shell to Sea related cases were finalised resulting in one campaigner avoiding conviction by receiving the benefit of the probation act and another - local Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway - being convicted and fined E200.
When the Belmullet District court session opened on Wednesday morning there were seven campaigners due to appear in court on charges arising from the ongoing imposition of, and protest against, the Shell Corrib gas project in North West Mayo.
Shell Santa also made an appearance at court bearing gives of alcohol but the Gardaí didn't seem too happy for him to visit them in such a public setting. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday November 15, 2013 - 13:09 by Rossport Solidarity Reporter 1 image 1 video file 1 audio file
Judge Denis McLoughlin presided over yesterdays monthly sitting of Belmullet district court. Amongst the defendants were 5 people up on charges because of their opposition to the Shell Corrib gas project. Of the Shell related cases only one was heard, resulting in John Monaghan being convicted and fined E350 and disqualified from driving for one year. Of particular note in this case was that some of the evidence that was used to convict Mr Monaghan, came from Sgt Dermot Butler, who was one of the named Gardaí that a former Shell subcontractor claimed helped to transfer the alcohol that he delivered to Belmullet Garda station on behalf of Shell. Also of particular note was that one IRMS security guard also confirmed that IRMS had a practice of profiling certain members of the local community and other campaigners.
... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday September 04, 2013 - 08:42 by ags 4 comments (last - saturday january 03, 2015 - 22:21) 3 images
Sgt James Gill (retired) is threatening Pat “The Chief” O'Donnell with bankruptcy over the defamation case, in which Gill's former classmate, Judge Margaret Heneghan awarded him €33,000 plus legal costs. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Monday July 15, 2013 - 01:11 by Shell to Sea 1 comment (last - monday july 15, 2013 - 01:20) 8 images 1 video file
-- Local community forced to act after State agencies ignore danger -- ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Friday June 28, 2013 - 16:03 by j debender 1 comment (last - friday june 28, 2013 - 17:21) 4 images
This week has seen large numbers of people continually walking down to Shell's tunneling compound, disrupting work and blocking Shell traffic, and many people from the camp have taken advantage of the sunny weather to spend the days helping locals with turf collecting- many hands make light work! Meanwhile the guards have spent their time patrolling around harassing people on the roads. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Monday June 24, 2013 - 23:27 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 1 comment (last - tuesday june 25, 2013 - 09:54) 4 images 1 video file
Today, Monday 24th of June, six people, two piloting kayaks, ventured out onto Sruth Fhada Conn estuary to disrupt the progress of a boat doing surveying work for the Shell Corrib gas project, in a continuation of Rossport Solidarity Camp's week of action. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Sunday June 23, 2013 - 23:22 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 4 comments (last - friday june 28, 2013 - 02:14) 1 image
Today, Sunday 23 June, around eighty people stormed a work site of the controversial Shell Corrib Gas project near Rossport, Co. Mayo. Significant damage was caused to construction equipment. This was the latest event in thirteen years of struggle against the project, which faces concerted opposition from residents due to its dangerous, experimental nature. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday June 20, 2013 - 02:07 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 7 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 - 13:26) 1 image 1 video file
For immediate release
Issued by Rossport Solidarity Camp
20/06/13 ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday June 07, 2013 - 11:47 by Margaretta D'Arcy 3 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 - 09:40) 2 video files
Galway Pussy Riot invite you to share with us our act of Holy Foolishness of Punk.
To help build an installation of a funeral pyre at Achillhenge, Achill which is its self is an act of the holy foolishness of punk.
We will metaphysically celebrate the demise of austerity... and all that lot! ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / feature Friday May 10, 2013 - 17:26 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 5 comments (last - tuesday july 02, 2013 - 22:33) 4 images 1 video file
Come to the Rossport Solidarity Camp, Pullathomas, Co. Mayo for a week of action in June against Shell’s Corrib Gas Project. This week has been called to coincide with one of Shell’s busiest work times. Come to act in solidarity with the 13 year old campaign in Mayo against Shell’s Corrib Gas Project. The week will be jam packed with a wide variety of actions! There will be something useful for everyone to do, regardless of your experience and skills. The Rossport Solidarity Camp is being erected specifically for this week, and will be taken back down when the week is completed. So if you are planning on traveling to Mayo this summer – make it this week! ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday February 23, 2013 - 22:00 by Shelver 7 comments (last - thursday february 28, 2013 - 19:53) 5 images
After a week and a half in custody, Shell to Sea activist Izzy Ní Graidim left Mountjoy prison yesterday at 1.30pm on temporary release! We'd expect that to turn into full release in a week's time when she's due back in there. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Thursday February 14, 2013 - 19:27 by shell2sea 3 comments (last - friday february 15, 2013 - 17:57) 1 image
Ms Ní Ghraidm pleaded guilty to a Section 8 and 9 charge and refused to do community service as she felt her protest was a service to a community under siege from Shell. The Judge then sentenced Ms Ní Ghraidm to 3 months in jail. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Saturday February 02, 2013 - 19:51 by S2S 3 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2013 - 12:55) 7 images
Today, Shell to Sea held a morning protest outside Bellanaboy refinery to highlight Shell's announcement of profits of €19.6 billion for 2012.
Brandishing signs including “Shell Destroys Communities & Environment” and “Harmful to Local Community”, members of the community blocked trucks drawing material to Shell tunneling compound at Aughoose. ... read full story / add a comment