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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
IRMS security carrying people off site
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 24, 2011 08:04 by Frank   text 2 comments (last - thursday august 25, 2011 12:23)   image 7 images
Today 25 people from Rossport Solidarity Camp sustained a barrage of actions against the site Shell is preparing for its tunnel boring machine. Despite 80 security and three vans of gardaí they were unable to keeps the protesters out. In the chaos that ensued one person got through the lines to d-lock themselves to one of the diggers and remained up there stopping work for 4 hours. Elsewhere other diggers had to stop working as protestors approached. read full story / add a comment
Fight the pipe!
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday August 23, 2011 23:43 by j debender   image 3 images
Monday 22nd August at 6am, two people locked their arms into concrete barrels in the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and the tunneling compound in Aughoose. The lock-on lasted for 7 hours, stopping all deliveries to the compound during that time.
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IRMS and Gardai working together
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday August 16, 2011 23:26 by j debender   text 3 comments (last - monday september 05, 2011 16:25)   image 13 images
Monday 15th August at 9am a group of 12 people went down to Shell's compound in Aughoose to stop work. Eventually Shell's private security (IRMS) and the Gardaí began working together to police the roads and protect deliveries of equipment to the compound. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Saturday August 13, 2011 23:07 by Sparky   text 2 comments (last - monday august 15, 2011 22:31)   video 2 video files

The UNEP recently issued a report detailing the destructive effects of decades of Shell oil production activities in Ogoniland in Nigeria.

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Work stopped
mayo / environment / news report Thursday August 11, 2011 23:36 by j debender   text 3 comments (last - sunday august 14, 2011 16:48)   image 7 images
Between a mass trespass in the morning, someone blocking the road for 2 and ½ hours by climbing on top of a lorry, and a protest outside Shell's Ballinaboy refinery, Thursday 11th August was a day full of blocking Shell. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 10, 2011 15:45 by B   image 1 image

Work was halted at Bord na Mona's Shrahmore peat deposition siteon Monday August 8th by protesters from Rossport Solidarity Camp. From 11am up until 6pm four protesters prevented Barrett's and Lennon's quarry trucks from entering the site with road building gravel. Inside the compound, two of the protesters climbed up onto a digger in order to stop it proceeding with the road construction on the site.

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Bluegrass blockade
mayo / environment / news report Thursday August 04, 2011 23:24 by j debender   text 16 comments (last - monday august 08, 2011 13:56)   image 19 images
Between a concrete lock-on blocking the road for almost 4 hours and a bluegrass country band playing tunes in front of a Shell truck, Wednesday 3rd August was another impressive day of stopping Shell's work on the onshore pipeline of the Corrib Gas Project. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 03, 2011 17:27 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - wednesday august 03, 2011 23:04)   image 20 images
On Tuesday 2nd August Shell's work was halted for most of the day, only two tractors getting into the Aughoose compound by 3.30pm. There was a heavily increased garda presence with up to 40 guards being drafted in from Roscommon and elsewhere, and four arrests were made. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Friday July 29, 2011 10:15 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - friday july 29, 2011 11:35)

The Shell to Sea national day of action is now in progress in Erris with a WSM member at the scene reporting that all work has been stopped, several fences have been pulled down and up to 30 people are now occupying Shell's compound. This despite the deployment of large number of private security who along with Garda have assaulted campaigners in a failed attempt to stop them gaining access to the site.

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No we will not leave
mayo / environment / news report Friday July 29, 2011 00:16 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - monday august 01, 2011 20:50)   image 6 images   video 1 video file

From 7am to 7pm on Thursday, the road between Shell's Bellanaboy refinery and the Aughoose compound was virtually shut down by local residents and supporters from the Rossport Solidarity Camp. Between a person sat on top of a tractor and then a tripod in the morning, a blockade of the scaffolding company responsible for getting the tripod removed, then a mass of people blocking the road outside the refinery in the afternoon, it was a brilliantly successful day.

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Concrete lock-on
mayo / environment / news report Thursday July 28, 2011 15:49 by j debender   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 28, 2011 17:05)   image 5 images
On Wednesday 27th July two people locked their arms into a concrete barrel or 'lock-on,' blocking the road between Shell's Bellanaboy refinery and the tunnelling compound in Aughoose. This stretch of road has been the focus of the protests this week with protesters on bikes and on foot blocking tractors in addition to the tripods and lock-ons. read full story / add a comment
Tripod roadblock
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday July 26, 2011 11:35 by j debender   text 7 comments (last - tuesday july 26, 2011 21:21)   image 18 images
Monday 25th July Shell intended to begin constructing a permanent compound in Aughoose from which to begin laying the offshore pipeline. However in a statement to Midwest radio Shell commented that works had been 'severely impeded' on Monday. Between a 5½ hour tripod blockade in the morning and loads of protesters on bicycles and on foot, the roads remained shut down for quite a lot of the day. read full story / add a comment
IRMS blocking public road
mayo / environment / feature Sunday July 24, 2011 16:38 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - wednesday july 27, 2011 23:24)   image 8 images
Friday 22nd July Shell brought a digger and a port-a-cabin into the existing temporary compound in Aughoose. This is in preparation to start building a permanent compound in Aughoose from which they hope to start digging the tunnel for the pipeline which will connect Ballinaboy refinery to the 70 kms of offshore pipeline. They will come in full force on Monday 25th July, please come up to Mayo and show your support! A mass day of action is planned for Friday 29th July, but come up any time. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Friday July 22, 2011 14:26 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - friday july 22, 2011 21:06)
Rossport Solidarity Camp is reporting that this morning Shell started work at the compound in Aughoose where they intend to start digging the tunnel to house a section of the experimental high pressure raw gas pipeline that has been opposed for a decade by the local community. read full story / add a comment
leitrim / environment / news report Thursday July 14, 2011 19:09 by Contaminated Crow   text 4 comments (last - thursday july 21, 2011 17:24)
Over 60 people attended a meeting of those opposed to proposed gas fracking in the north-west at the Mayflower in Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim on the night of July 12th. The major concerns raised at the meeting were organisational, with the –still nameless- group agreeing to the formation of a ‘core group which isn’t called a core group’.

Editor: Fracking is technology used for extracting natural gas trapped in rocks underground and is the process of forcing liquids and solids into the rock and forcing it to crack and thereby releasing the gas. Fracking liquids can cause pollution and the process of cracking the rock can significantly drop the water table and dry out huge areas.It has many other problems including exponential fall-off in production from year 1. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / press release Sunday July 03, 2011 13:47 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 06, 2011 21:19)   image 1 image
Last week Shell put a notice in the paper that they will be starting the next stage of construction on the pipeline soon. The national campaign and the local community are preparing for this. As part of the ongoing opposition there will be a day of mass action on the Friday following when work begins again. We are calling for as many people to make it down to the site at Aughoos and take part in stopping Shell. The call out will go out via indymedia, this website and our mail update list. read full story / add a comment
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