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Jan 27th Deadline for Submissions on Govt Bill to Prevent Citizens Objections to Bad Planning & Developments

The government is bringing in legislation that will more or less remove your right to object to various types of planning applications and will give free reign to developers and private companies to do as they please. The new rules would require objections only from established interest groups that are in existence at least 3 years and have more than 100 members for that time. Fees will also be far higher. This means if someone wants to put a motorway outside your door and dig a quarry in the field beside you, or build a windfarm outside your front window, a sewage works over the wall, then you have to have known about it somehow three years in advance, have formed an interest group and have 100 members, not 99 or 50 or 20 but 100 !

Friends of the Irish Environment are calling on citizens and citizens group to make their voices heard during the submission period to make our opposition clear to the State. The rights of citizens to access our courts goes back to the Magna Carta.

Submission can be made until January 27, 2020.
Submission site: https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/public-consultation-general-scheme-housing-and-planning-and-development-bill-2019

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This is the start of programme of direct action by Mayo women for the next two years. We have no other choice to protect our families
mayo / miscellaneous / press release Wednesday July 27, 2011 09:56 by Ann   text 1 comment (last - friday july 29, 2011 13:45)   image 1 image
This morning, Wednesday 27th July, at 7am, campaigners placed an enormous cement filled barrel or 'lock-on' in the middle of the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and tunnelling compound at Aughoose. Two people are locked on to the barrel and it is expected that it will take the best part of a day before it can be moved. It is now stopping all truck deliveries between the two sites, seriously delaying Shell's work for the third day this week. read full story / add a comment
Early morning blockade
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday July 26, 2011 22:02 by Bob   text 3 comments (last - thursday july 28, 2011 01:06)   image 5 images
A variety of actions have been taking place all day in order to delay Shell's expansion and securing of their new compound. Protests and blockades from 7am to 7pm. 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
Tripod erected and occupied
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday July 25, 2011 08:15 by Rossport   text 3 comments (last - monday july 25, 2011 11:33)   image 2 images
At 6.59 this morning a tripod was erected on the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and their compound at Aughosse, Co Mayo.

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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
mayo / crime and justice / news report Thursday July 21, 2011 12:59 by Bob
Early Thursday morning at 3am Mayo County Council illegally removed a caravan from private property in Aughoose, opposite Shell's temporary compound. People from the Rossport Solidarity Camp were woken by the noise and ran down to the road in pyjamas to find their caravan being loaded onto a flatbed trailer. The gardaí present said to "take it up with the County Council" if there was a problem. When questioned as to why they were doing it at 3am if the removal of the caravan was lawful, there was no response. read full story / add a comment
Turf sign
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday July 20, 2011 13:09 by RSC   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 21, 2011 13:48)   image 4 images
At 10.30 am this morning Shell to Sea campaigners stopped work for the second day in a row at the Bord na Móna site at Shramore, near Bangor, Co. Mayo. They are currently on the site and occupying machinery. read full story / add a comment
IRMS security accidently joining the protest
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday July 04, 2011 18:04 by lump   text 1 comment (last - thursday july 07, 2011 12:52)   image 2 images
At 7:30am on Monday 4 July, about 17 campaigners arrived to the Shell office building in Belmullet to block the Shell workers from getting in. This was done remind the office employees that they are implicated in the ongoing Corrib Gas Conflict, and to stop them having meetings or doing any work at the office today.
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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday June 29, 2011 17:29 by Rossport Solidarity Camp
Greetings from Mayo!
July looks set to be a really busy month. Come up for one of the events listed below or feel free to visit us at any time; there's always loads to do and it's a great chance to learn more about the campaign and get involved. We offer accomodation & food, donations welcome.
Looking forward to seeing you soon, everyone at camp x read full story / add a comment
Line formed across road
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday June 29, 2011 15:58 by Rossport SC   image 4 images
Three actions in as many days at the Aghoos site in Mayo as protests against Shell continue unabated. 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
mayo / environment / event notice Friday June 24, 2011 16:20 by rossport solidarity camp
Come & join us for a short family friendly cycle around this beautiful area, followed by a picnic. Cycle starts at 1pm from the Rossport Solidarity Camp, Aughoose. If you want to come but your bike needs a bit of fixing up or you need to borrow one, come along early to get sorted out.
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mayo / environment / event notice Friday June 24, 2011 16:12 by rossport solidarity camp
Come up for a weekend of direct action training, meet the community and see this incredible place.

This is a great chance to get more involved in the campaign. All welcome, no experience necessary. Please try to arrive by the evening of Friday 22nd if possible.

It's open to complete beginners to try out different ways of protesting, learning your legal rights and planning a safe and effective campaign against Shell. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / event notice Sunday June 12, 2011 22:11 by rossport solidarity camp
Come up for a weekend of direct action training, meet the community and see this incredible place.

If you came up for the Party Against the Pipe festival, this is a great chance to get more involved in the campaign.

If you have ever wanted to take action and be part of the campaign, the time is now! All welcome, open to complete beginners-no experience necessary. Please try to arrive by the evening of Friday 24th if possible. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Friday June 10, 2011 16:00 by Frank   text 12 comments (last - tuesday june 14, 2011 23:44)   image 13 images
Wednesday and Thursday saw a serious of occupations and actions against the drilling compound at Aghoos in Mayo as part of the ongoing campaign against Shell. The events culminated in an eight-hour lock-on and a nine hour occupation of machinery which stopped all work for the day. Over thirty people were involved in the events. 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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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
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