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IRISH POLITICIANS BETRAY GAZA
Irish political representatives shamefully abstain in crucial UN vote on Gaza

Ireland and 16 other EU countries abstained from the UN Human Rights Council resolution to set up a commission of inquiry into Gaza. Apparently over "concerns that the draft text was unbalanced, inaccurate and prejudges the outcome of the investigation." The resolution was approved with 29 votes in favour, one against (the United States) and 17 abstentions. More details see here
Ireland's ambassador to the UN Patricia O'Brien today said Ireland had
"a very valid reason not to support the resolution."
Yeah right Patricia, and the reason was our masters in the US embassy told us not to vote in favour and our spineless politicians meekly obeyed.

Update 03/08/2014:Just hours after an attack on a United Nations-operated school took the lives of 20 civilians last week, the US announced it would resupply Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city. Only several days later, the US Congress overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure to grant Israel $225 million in additional funding to boost the country’s missile defense capabilities. "

UPDATE 12th August: So far Israel has killed over 1949 Palestinians including
449 children. 9891 injured, including over 3000 children.
This count is increasing by the hour.

For a list of all names, see http://www.imemc.org/article/68429
- the website of the International Middle East Media Center.

16.11.11 Stopping Shell's haulage outside the refinery at Bellanaboy
mayo / environment / news report Friday November 18, 2011 14:51 by Annie   text 1 comment (last - friday november 18, 2011 15:16)   image 4 images
On Tuesday 15th November, An Taisce board member Attracta Uí Bhroin travelled to Belmullet Civic Centre to defend the withdrawal of An Taisce’s legal challenges to the validity of consents for the Corrib Gas project. An Taisce have claimed that their settlement is a 'victory for the environment' despite the fact that the State remains in breach of European environmental directives in proceeding with the Corrib project. The next day campaigners stopped Shell’s peat haulage outside Bellanaboy refinery site to demonstrate that despite An Taisce settling with the State, local campaigners will continue to defend the safety of the community. read full story / add a comment
Michael D. Higgins: 'Agencies of the State got involved on the side of the developer, rather than on the side of the community'
mayo / environment / news report Thursday November 10, 2011 18:34 by CW   text 5 comments (last - friday december 30, 2011 11:02)   image 3 images
‘The people of Erris deserve protection from any company that seeks to trample over their rights. No company should be outside the law’ – Michael D. Higgins, November 6th, 2006

Veteran Shell to Sea supporter Michael D. Higgins will be sworn in as President of Ireland tomorrow as campaign colleagues gather at Shell’s inland refinery site in north Mayo to mark the fifth anniversary of the infamous Garda baton charge. read full story / add a comment

national / environment / news report Friday October 28, 2011 10:26 by barry
The Irish government are holding a 'public' consultation on fisheries for 2012. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Tuesday October 25, 2011 19:18 by j debender   text 3 comments (last - wednesday october 26, 2011 21:23)   image 10 images   video 1 video file
On Tuesday morning outside Shell's Bellanaboy refinery in Mayo 15 people blocked a Barrett's quarry truck from making a delivery of stone to Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose, halting all other deliveries for the morning. One person got on top of the lorry and was arrested. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday October 19, 2011 14:18 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - friday october 21, 2011 11:17)   image 8 images
Outside the gates of Shell's Bellanaboy refinery in Mayo on Tuesday 18th October, someone got on top of a tractor, blocking all Shell deliveries for the morning. read full story / add a comment
Irish people calling for a ban on hare coursing
national / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday October 11, 2011 02:33 by Ending Hare Coursing Cruelty   text 2 comments (last - tuesday october 11, 2011 03:05)   image 4 images
The cruelty of live hare coursing is well documented, but the infighting among coursing clubs also provides an insight into evil nature of this bloodsport. The Greyhound Nuts site, which is leading online website representing the so-called "sporting doggie business" in Ireland, offers an another gripping instalment on the ongoing saga of the horror story that is our "Greyhound Industry"... read full story / add a comment
Hare Coursing "sport"
national / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday October 02, 2011 12:30 by Battling Hare Coursing in Ireland   image 1 image
Another season of enclosed hare coursing has just begun. Thousands of hares wil be captured by roving gangs of stick-wielding netmen all over Ireland for use in public exhibitions of cruelty to animals.

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cork / environment / press release Friday September 30, 2011 12:04 by Dominic O Callaghan   video 1 video file   1 attached file
GasIreland will be screening the award winning documentary “Gasland” by Josh Fox at 8pm on the evening of the 14th of October at the Triskel Christchurch on South Main St, Cork read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Thursday September 29, 2011 06:04 by Teresa Treacy Support Group   text 2 comments (last - sunday october 02, 2011 03:25)
News Release.
Issued by the Teresa Treacy Support Group.
Wednesday 28th September 2011.

Boycott the ESB – Switch Service Provider – Say It, Mean It, Do It! read full story / add a comment
national / environment / news report Tuesday September 27, 2011 13:09 by PAW   text 3 comments (last - saturday october 08, 2011 10:35)   1 attached file
Today sees the release of the People's Association Watchdog's Submission on Fracking to the government, some of the noted points of concern include the use of TOXIC Chemicals used in the process and the important questions of water pollution, air pollution waterway contamination are also highlighted.
One of the main concerns raised in the document is the likely constitutional offences that fracking may endorse.
The People's Association Watchdog have published their findings today and a copy of the submission has been sent to all TDs and relevant parties. read full story / add a comment
Island Eddy, a peaceful haven now targeted by hare catchers
international / environment / press release Friday September 23, 2011 12:34 by Cherishing our Wildlife Heritage   image 2 images
Galway Bay is feted in song and story as one of Ireland's key tourist attractions. How sad then that Island Eddy, located at the eastern inner end of the bay, is a prime target for hare coursing clubs. The Campaign for the Abolition of Cruel Sports (CACS) has just issued this statement: read full story / add a comment
national / environment / press release Thursday September 22, 2011 14:35 by Teresa Treacy Support Group.
News Release.
Issued by the Teresa Treacy Support Group.
Thursday 22nd September 2011.
read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Wednesday September 21, 2011 00:58 by Bill Gallagher   video 1 video file
The best health care Americans could get is to remove the politicians in power and make sure they never get in power again. read full story / add a comment
Work stopped.
national / environment / news report Saturday September 17, 2011 15:11 by Teresa Treacy Support Group.   text 20 comments (last - thursday october 06, 2011 22:21)   image 5 images
On Wednesday the 14th of September, concerned individuals wishing to support Teresa Treacy arrived at Clonmore, Tullamore. The following morning the supporters learned that no tree felling would be carried out that week and ESB workers had been instructed to leave the site.

On the morning of Saturday the 17th of September, Teresa rang from the prison to say that her spirits had been lifted by the news. She has her own cell in the prison thanks to the good graces of the prison staff. After her initial shock she is settling in. She said she has no intention of 'purging her contempt' and is calling out for support. read full story / add a comment
how fracking works
national / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday September 15, 2011 16:34 by Edward Durand   text 1 comment (last - sunday september 25, 2011 01:46)   image 1 image
There have been widespread objections to the granting of licences to drill for gas in the Lough Allen Basin. At the moment the only way of extracting the gas is the controversial practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. read full story / add a comment
shell presume their fence is unclimbable
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday September 14, 2011 18:50 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - saturday september 17, 2011 12:21)   image 15 images
Tuesday 13th September six people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp went down to Shell's tunnelling compound in Aughoose, Co. Mayo to disrupt work. Work was slowed from three separate actions spread over 2 hours as people interfered with fencing work and then two people got up on a tractor making a delivery to the compound. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / news report Monday September 12, 2011 19:57 by Niall Harnett   text 87 comments (last - saturday october 08, 2011 17:44)   image 6 images
Teresa Treacy, a 65 year old woman from Tullamore, Co Offaly has been ordered to jail by High Court Judge Daniel Herbert at the request of the ESB.

Ms Treacy, who shares the family farm with her sister Mary at Woodfield House, Clonmore, Tullamore, Co Offaly has refused the ESB access to her lands in order to protect the natural environment and the native trees that she has managed there for many years. read full story / add a comment
Occupying the machines in the site
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 31, 2011 22:28 by j debender   text 3 comments (last - monday september 05, 2011 21:07)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
On Wednesday 31st August at 8am 15 people entered Barrett’s quarry, just outside Bangor Erris in Co. Mayo and stopped work for the whole day, leaving at 5:30pm. Barrett’s is a subcontractor on the Corrib Gas Project, currently bringing truckloads of gravel and hardcore to Shell’s site in Aughoose. read full story / add a comment
morning tresspass
mayo / environment / news report Friday August 26, 2011 20:12 by j debender   text 2 comments (last - wednesday august 31, 2011 16:49)   image 10 images
Between lock-ons, mass trespasses, lorry climbing and a breach of security at Shell's refinery, this week brought a lot of people out protesting. Locals who haven't been out on the roads in years have come out this week, and momentum is building. read full story / add a comment
Early Morning arm tube lock on in solidarity with Broome community
mayo / environment / news report Friday August 26, 2011 18:54 by Frank   text 1 comment (last - monday august 29, 2011 10:01)   image 1 image
From 6.00am to 9.30am Friday 26th August, three campaigners occupied Aghoos Road, as part of the ongoing protests against the controversial Shell refinery at Bellinaboy. They formed a triangle in the middle of the road using a set of especially made arm-tubes. read full story / add a comment
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