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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday August 27, 2012 13:07 by Volunteer support   text 1 comment (last - monday august 27, 2012 21:03)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The community in Erris, Co. Mayo is under siege. Here Betty Schult, a local resident, speaks about what life is like under Shell occupation.
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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 22, 2012 21:53 by neo   text 3 comments (last - friday august 24, 2012 12:40)   image 9 images
This week Shell have recommenced work, eager to get a move on after the whole TBM-in-a-ditch saga. The Tunnel Boring Machine is still in the Bellanaboy refinery and they haven't made an attempt to move it the last 2km to Aughoose yet. Most of the work seems to be laying a track down from the back of Bellanaboy along the proposed route of the pipeline. So of course we at the solidarity camp have been very busy too: read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Saturday August 04, 2012 13:45 by resting camper   text 14 comments (last - friday august 10, 2012 11:34)   image 1 image
An account of Friday's events on the day the tunnel boring machine was moved. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday August 02, 2012 12:07 by resting camper   text 12 comments (last - saturday august 04, 2012 17:01)   image 5 images
Day three and things are still looking bad for Shell. Protesters and the Irish bog have the upper hand, with Shell receiving flack and Gardai humbled as crane sent packing. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 31, 2012 23:48 by really tired camper   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 01, 2012 14:26)
Right, a quick update from camp. The Tunnel Boring Machine is still stuck. Shell's contractors Roadbridge have been trying several different methods, but none working. Currently, it is believed the plan is to build up the road so local residents can get past, then use the main road to bring in cranes that can lift the truck in sections. However, there is resistance in the air... read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 31, 2012 14:12 by v. tired camper   text 3 comments (last - thursday april 11, 2013 18:49)
The last twelve plus hours saw protesters in Erris take on one of the largest Gardai operations Ireland has seen in some time – and ran rings around it. The mammoth operation saw hundreds of Gardai and IRMS security trying to escort the tunnel boring machine [TBM] to Aghoos. Yet Shell to Sea campaigners managed, in separate incidents, two lock-ons and used a car to blockade a bridge on the route of the TBM. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Sunday July 29, 2012 21:27 by camper   text 10 comments (last - tuesday july 31, 2012 11:00)
The TBM has been sighted at Dublin docks tonight (Sun) in three trucks, and is allegedly setting off towards Rossport this evening. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Friday July 13, 2012 22:32 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   image 3 images
Shell's haulage was repeatedly stopped by protesters from Rossport Solidarity Camp during today’s day of solidarity with the community in Erris under siege from the imposition of the Corrib gas project. There were three actions at different locations along Shell's haulage route between Aughoose and Bangor Erris, which resulted in a significant disruption to the haulage. The actions were also in solidarity with the reclaim the Land action against open cast coal mining in Scotland planned for tomorrow. http://www.indymediascotland.org/node/27202 read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Monday July 02, 2012 18:47 by C   text 12 comments (last - monday july 16, 2012 13:32)   image 5 images
Today, 2nd of July, thousands of dead Lugworms were found in the sands around Sruwaddacon estuary. read full story / add a comment
Shell's begging bowl retrieved
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday June 28, 2012 19:28 by Crabby   text 3 comments (last - saturday june 30, 2012 17:19)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Erris Inshore Fishermen's Association (EIFA) gets a dose of the crabs from Shell and were left scratching on Monday last!: Three years too late, EIFA 'fishermen', whose shillings from Shell have run out were back again on Monday on another begging spree. During this begging exercise by EIFA Shell's begging bowl ended up in the depths of the ocean off Ballyglass Pier and deep sea divers were successful in locating the bowl at co-ordinates 54-15-21 N, 09-53-49 W.

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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday June 25, 2012 19:34 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 2 comments (last - tuesday june 26, 2012 13:53)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Today the AGM of Mayo Co. council was disrupted by a high pitched grinding noise; a recording of the sounds that came from Shell's compound in Aghoose during the June bank holiday weekend. Local residents aimed to demonstrate how they were ignored when they tried to complain about this disturbance which lasted for four days, and were told the council offices were closed on the bank holiday.
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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday June 13, 2012 21:49 by Sabotage Shell   text 4 comments (last - saturday june 23, 2012 19:16)
Last week a stone crushing machine central to the operation of Barretts Quarry in Bangor, County Mayo was decomissioned. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Tuesday June 12, 2012 15:43 by RLL   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 12, 2012 15:50)   image 10 images
The week of action started with fortifying the camp against eviction, and as the camp was still happily pitched on Tuesday morning, we decided to put our energy into stopping Shell, as planned! read full story / add a comment
Moving in the caravan
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday June 11, 2012 19:00 by shelver   text 4 comments (last - thursday june 28, 2012 14:49)   image 11 images
The 7th Rossport solidarity camp June bank holiday weekend was great! :) read full story / add a comment
map showing relative location of Corrib Gas Field and Earthquake origin
mayo / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday June 07, 2012 22:30 by Colin Johnston   text 3 comments (last - sunday june 10, 2012 15:20)   image 1 image
At the time of the magnitude 4 earthquake detected on the Mayo coast on Wednesday morning, "seismic survey" vessels contracted to Shell E&P Ireland were scheduled to be in the process of using high-energy explosive pulses to probe the deep rock strata within 10-15km of the quake zone. read full story / add a comment
The new summer camp with the kitchen marquee and a few other structures
mayo / environment / news report Friday May 11, 2012 18:09 by j debender   text 2 comments (last - sunday may 13, 2012 05:43)   image 10 images
Friday 4th May Day of Solidarity successfully stopped all Shell haulage for the day. Once folks were satisfied that Shell wasn't going to try and do any haulage, they went to the Rossport Solidarity Camp to start taking down structures and move the camp. read full story / add a comment
The lock-on
mayo / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday May 03, 2012 16:27 by Shell to Sea   text 6 comments (last - wednesday may 09, 2012 11:04)   image 3 images
A lock-on this morning held up traffic for 3 and half hours between Bellanaboy and the Aughoose compound. read full story / add a comment
Come up to Mayo this June bank holiday!
mayo / environment / news report Monday April 30, 2012 13:41 by June gathering   text 1 comment (last - monday april 30, 2012 13:51)   image 1 image
The seventh annual Rossport Solidarity Camp gathering is taking place in Erris, Co.Mayo from the 1st-4th June. You are invited to take part in workshops/discussions, skillshares, music and fun! read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Monday April 23, 2012 19:16 by Cara   text 3 comments (last - saturday may 19, 2012 16:28)   image 1 image
Shell Ireland have announced that they are to carry out more seismic surveying of the offshore pipeline which is supposed to carry raw gas from the sea bed to their valve at the landfall. The survey is scheduled to take place from June 1st 2012 and although they are vague about how liong it will take, they say the survey should be completed by the end of September. If there are protests, it might not be completed at all.

Full details here: http://www.transport.ie/upload/general/13495-MN17OF2012...1.PDF read full story / add a comment
Carey's tractor stopped in the road
mayo / environment / news report Sunday April 22, 2012 13:16 by j debender   text 2 comments (last - monday april 23, 2012 23:29)   image 9 images
On Friday haulage was stopped as six campaigners stood in the road outside Shell's Aughoose compound. This meant work at both the Glengad and Aughoose compounds was stopped as one tractor and three lorries waited in the road. read full story / add a comment
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