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international / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 28, 2011 15:59 by Luke Eastwood
Revisiting the effect of pesticides 50 years after Rachel Carson's expose of their terrible impact on all living organisms read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 20, 2011 09:16 by Kevin   9 attached files
The tunnel boring machine(TBM) planned to tunnel under Sruwadducon Bay has been named ‘Fionnuala’ after one of the children of Lir. In the story the 4 children of Lir are turned into swans for 900 years by their jealous step-mother. They spend their last 300 years in the seas off North Mayo. ‘Fionnuala the TBM’ is 140 m long and weighs almost 500 tonnes.  It is painted with the Mayo colours and is to be transported to Erris for early next summer. Shell plan to bore a 4.5 m diameter 4.9 km tunnel up Sruwadducon bay. This is Shell’s gift to Sruwadducon - ‘bod nimhneach an ghaill dhaill’  (the poisonous penis of the bitter and the blind ). read full story / add a comment
Retired Sergeant James Gill arriving to court
mayo / environment / feature Thursday December 15, 2011 00:50 by C   text 21 comments (last - wednesday february 08, 2012 15:40)   image 6 images
Barrister Leo Mulrooney to ex-Sgt James Gill: “Complete the now well-known phrase 'Give me your name and address or I'll...' “
Ex-Sgt James Gill : “I don't understand the question”
Barrister Leo Mulrooney:“Do you know what I'm referring to when I say those words”
Ex-Sgt James Gill: “No”
Leo Mulrooney: - “'Give me your name and address or ...' “
Judge Margaret Heneghan interrupts: “He said 'No', next question”

And so the lies of Corrib Gardaí continue in court !!!! read full story / add a comment
Unfurling the banner outside Aghoos compound
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday December 13, 2011 16:05 by Campers at   text 2 comments (last - friday december 16, 2011 13:32)   image 5 images
The Shell to Sea campaign is still running strong 11 years after the inception of the Corrib gas project. Everyday people are becoming aware of the people's struggle against Shell, but still more are needed to come and see for themselves and save our country from the global corporate takeover. read full story / add a comment
Gates to compound blocked by campaigners
mayo / environment / news report Friday December 02, 2011 15:57 by U   image 3 images
Work was completely halted at Shell’s compound yesterday for over five hours in a great show of resiliance by local campaigners and their supporters. For the past two weeks now, Shell have been attempting to remove masses of peat from the compound in preparation for the tunnel boring machine which is expected to arrive early next year. Progress has been continuously disrupted as protesters brave the winter weather to stop trucks and a determined resistance is building momentum. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday November 29, 2011 15:01 by campers
In Erris, Co. Mayo the Tuesday morning traditional gathering outside the $hell refinery continues despite increasing presence of Gardai and rain. read full story / add a comment
Standing on the Peat truck outside the refinery
mayo / environment / feature Tuesday November 29, 2011 12:16 by j debender   text 5 comments (last - wednesday december 07, 2011 11:58)   image 4 images
Friday 25th November saw over 5 hours of Shell's peat and stone haulage completely blocked by campaigners, and no arrests were made. First thing in the morning four campaigners had trucks blocked for over an hour and a half, and later on one person climbed on top of a peat truck outside Shell's Bellanaboy refinery, remaining there for 3 and a half hours stopping all haulage. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday November 23, 2011 16:25 by vicioushippie   text 2 comments (last - friday november 25, 2011 16:18)   image 9 images
Shell is removing peat bog from the tunnelling compound in Aughoose and replacing it with stone and gravel from nearby quarries. The increased truck movements has not gone unchallenged. read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Monday November 21, 2011 20:49 by Owl
Climate finance interview read full story / add a comment
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
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