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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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mayo / environment / news report Friday June 24, 2011 18:03 by C   text 1 comment (last - friday june 24, 2011 18:07)   image 8 images
Yesterday, one Corrib campaigner was hospitalised and several other injured as Gardaí stood by and allowed IRMS to assault and violently remove a group of people that had peacefully sat in front of the doors of the Shell offices in Belmullet. One member of the group had to be brought by ambulance from Belmullet to Castlebar by ambulance after being hit in the back by a IRMS security guard, while another protester was punched in the face by IRMS senior supervisor Derek Bolger. read full story / add a comment
See this Circle?
leitrim / environment / news report Friday June 24, 2011 03:34 by Who the Frack?   text 7 comments (last - tuesday december 06, 2011 12:33)   image 2 images
An Taisce and The Frackers. See the coast that area reaches over to. See the sketched pipe on map one. If it wasn't so sick it would be funny. Fracking + Shell + Renewable energy biznizz. One big clusterfuck coming to Drumshambo and parts surrounding.

Dick Roche of course was one of the Invited speakers to the RJK energy symposium. http://www.rjkenergy.com/en.php/energy-symposium/welcome
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday June 16, 2011 17:19 by éirígí Sligeach   text 27 comments (last - tuesday february 07, 2012 14:04)   image 3 images
'Fracking' is a term that not everyone may be aware of. It is used to describe a method of shale gas extraction known as Hydraulic Fracturing. Unfortunately it is a term we are very likely to hear a lot more about in the coming months and years. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Friday June 10, 2011 10:22 by DD   video 1 video file
While in previous years the weather has been typically sunny and dry – apart from the unforgettable rain, cold and high winds of 1991 – it is sobering to remember that the original famine walk occurred in weather that would have been worse than that experienced this year, taking place in bitterly cold and hail storm conditions in March 1849.
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mayo / environment / news report Thursday May 26, 2011 11:58 by C   text 6 comments (last - saturday september 03, 2011 10:49)   image 9 images
On Tuesday afternoon (24th May), Shell work at the Aughoose compound was successfully stopped from 2pm for the rest of the day. read full story / add a comment
the protest begins at 7.30am
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday May 25, 2011 21:36 by rossport solidarity camp   image 5 images
Shell's Belmullet office was once again shut down by protestors to highlight the ongoing concerns by local residents and supporters about Shell's proposed Corrib gas project. This morning (wed 25th may) the blockade began at 7.30am and for 2 1/2 hours protestors were able to stop Shell workers entering the building. IRMS arrived around10am to end the blockade. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday May 24, 2011 18:30 by Contaminated Crow
In Rossport an international solidarity meeting hears from activists of the Choctaw Nation, from Guatemala and from the campaign for justice in Bhopal read full story / add a comment
A shell security guard in front of a broken fence
national / environment / news report Saturday May 21, 2011 18:12 by Andrew   image 2 images
Today at mid-day shell to sea and rossport solidarity camp walked onto shell land,
destroying fences, and yet again clashing with security guards in the ongoing dispute over the corrib gas field. read full story / add a comment
7.30am..
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday May 17, 2011 23:31 by KatyB   image 3 images   video 1 video file
In response to Shell's AGM today in The Hague and London, the Shell to Sea campaign have shut down the Belmullet Shell office in protest against the on-going controversial Corrib Gas project which has no local consent or benefit to the people of Ireland. Shell will attempt to begin construction on the high pressure raw gas pipeline shortly despite a legal challenge by An Taisce and two local residents.

This protest is also to highlight the fact that every hour Shell accumulates another £1.6 million pounds sterling ( 1.83 million Euro) by destroying communities across the globe, from the Niger Delta to the Canadian Tar Sands. Shell's appalling record of human rights abuses, oil spills, gas flaring and accidents forces people to protect their communities and their environment.

We call on all shareholders to disinvest.

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Come help us get ready!
mayo / environment / press release Tuesday May 17, 2011 15:10 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   image 1 image
We are calling out for folks to come & help prepare the camp for Party against the Pipe.
No experience or skills needed, just come along and get stuck in, there's loads to do! read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / press release Friday May 13, 2011 14:41 by Fores Friends Ireland   text 3 comments (last - saturday may 14, 2011 09:32)
The Mayne river and associated woodlands which have been a habitat for a wide range of species, bats, kingfishers, otters and a wide range of native flora are under threat due to potential development. read full story / add a comment
A recent action pulling up Shell's bogmats
mayo / environment / feature Saturday May 07, 2011 20:21 by rossport solidarity camp   text 1 comment (last - saturday may 07, 2011 12:55)   image 4 images
We are taking continuous action to frustrate Shell's work and need your support. Shell's Corrib Gas Project is already decade late and 3 times over budget - impressive for a rural community fighting one of the biggest multinationals in the world! The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Saturday May 07, 2011 19:01 by Party against the pipe   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 12, 2011 21:34)   image 4 images
Come & join us in celebrating over a decade of resistance to Shell's Corrib gas project...it's gonna be a good party!

June Bank Holiday weekend 4-6th, Aughoose, Co.Mayo

Bands, music, circus, dance, comedy, performance, crafts, kid's activities. Free camping area.
Transport is being organised from most cities in Ireland, see website for details partyagainstthepipe.wordpress.com

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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday May 04, 2011 14:49 by Shell to Sea   text 4 comments (last - wednesday may 04, 2011 20:08)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
Yesterday 4 campaigners were arrested as work was stopped at Shell's compound in Aughoose for over 7 hours. In a damning sequence of events, Gardaí continue to use inappropriate and unsafe methods to police the protests. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / press release Tuesday May 03, 2011 18:51 by Des Doherty   text 2 comments (last - monday july 09, 2012 13:42)   1 attached file
Talks taking place in County Galway on the health and environmental effects of mobile phone masts, and what to do about it, with two renowned experts. read full story / add a comment
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