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National Water Charge Protests - Saturday 31st Jan 2015
Community Groups will protest across Ireland



Community Groups around Ireland will protest in towns, cities and villages across Ireland about the water charges on Saturday 31 January. Seek them out and join them!

The government are still planning to privatize Irish Water. If and when this happens, then extra charges will be brought in for your waste water as well. This will be estimated to be equal what goes into your house. After the next election, the government will allow the charges to go up to the target amount of at least €400 to €600 per year per household. This means every time you shower, flush a toilet, clean your hands, wash your clothes, wash your dishes, it will cost you. In poorer areas this will lead to people flushing their toilets less and washing less and cleaning their clothes less and will become a public health issue over the longer run. We must stop this madness now and affirm that water is recognised as a human right and that the Irish government abolish domestic water charges. Please spread the word.


If you care about the future of water for yourself and your children then get out there and make your voice heard on Saturday 31st Jan

LINKS:

Twitter feed https://twitter.com/hashtag/irishwater #IrishWater

National Water Protest - Sat Jan 31st - Indymedia event notice:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/105223

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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Party against the pipe
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Sunday May 29, 2011 16:10 by party against the pipe   text 1 comment (last - monday may 30, 2011 20:27)   image 1 image
Only a week to go before the Party Against the Pipe celebration of 10 years of resisting Shell in Mayo.
There's loads to do and it's a great atmosphere on camp with everyone busily making it all come together. We need you! read full story / add a comment
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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
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mayo / miscellaneous / press release Tuesday May 24, 2011 17:42 by party against the pipe   image 1 image
Come join us for the June Bank Holiday weekend & celebrate a decade of resistance to Shell’s Corrib gas project…it’s going to be a good family friendly party! You’ve seen The Pipe now come & see this incredible place for yourself. If this is your first time down to Mayo, we warmly welcome you. This event is open to all supporters of the Shell to Sea campaign.

Bands, music, circus, dance, comedy, performance, crafts, kid’s activities. Free camping. 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
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
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday April 27, 2011 20:05 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 2 comments (last - friday april 29, 2011 09:55)
Come up to the Rossport Solidarity Camp Summer Gathering for the May Bank Holiday weekend to see for yourself what's at stake and learn more about the campaign.

The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland.
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Outside the Shell compound in Aughoose
mayo / environment / news report Saturday April 23, 2011 15:28 by Shell to Sea   text 7 comments (last - monday may 02, 2011 13:05)   image 9 images
The annual Good Friday walk went ahead yesterday despite the heavy rain. About 83 people walked the length of Shell's 9km proposed raw gas pipeline. The walk is a symbolic act to push Shell out of this beautiful area. read full story / add a comment
Stopping Shell
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday April 19, 2011 22:42 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 20, 2011 11:36)   image 3 images
A digger was stopped today for a short time by 2 people just standing nearby. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Monday April 18, 2011 13:59 by J Debender   text 2 comments (last - monday april 18, 2011 14:07)   image 12 images
On Friday 15 April, work was halted when two people locked on in front of the gate to Shell's compound. read full story / add a comment
mayo / crime and justice / news report Thursday April 14, 2011 13:25 by shell out   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 16, 2011 13:51)
150 IRMS security guards are to be posted in Enniscrone and travel daily to Ballinaboy read full story / add a comment
Gardaí and IRMS work together to stop protesters
mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Monday April 11, 2011 23:36 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 8 comments (last - monday april 18, 2011 09:51)   image 1 image
A protest today by the Rossport Solidarity Camp members at the Shell compound in Aughoose resulted IRMS security assisting the Gardaí in detaining campaigners. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Sunday April 10, 2011 13:09 by Lily   text 3 comments (last - sunday april 10, 2011 17:20)   image 4 images
More than 100 people protested outside Belmullet Garda station, Co. Mayo yesterday (Saturday, April 9th, 2011) to demand the immediate suspension of the Gardaí who recorded themselves talking about raping a woman in their custody and to demand an independent inquiry into policing of the Corrib Gas project. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Saturday April 09, 2011 09:41 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 09, 2011 21:22)   image 5 images
Campers at the Solidarity Camp occupy the roof of a Shell Tractor, then in another incident a 3rd camper locks on to the chassis. Shell work is delayed for 4 hours. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights and freedoms / news report Wednesday April 06, 2011 00:20 by Shell to Sea   text 9 comments (last - monday july 18, 2011 23:17)   image 5 images
A woman was seeking medical attention in Belmullet yesterday after a Garda punched her in the stomach outside a Shell compound in Co. Mayo. The assault occurred as Gardaí were forcing a protest off the public road in front of the work site.
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