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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.
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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
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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