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national / environment / event notice Wednesday March 06, 2013 11:36 by anon 3 comments (last - sunday march 17, 2013 23:54) 1 image 3 video files 3 attached files
The Irish government is giving away our natural resources. Oil and Gas exploration licences have been handed out to big multi nationals under terms that mean the Irish people do not gain jobs, a revenue stream or security of supply. Practices with serious environmental consequences, such as fracking,are not ruled out under law. Our water is about to be sold off too and our fisheries have been damaged and given away to the EU. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday February 23, 2013 22:00 by Shelver 7 comments (last - thursday february 28, 2013 19:53) 5 images
After a week and a half in custody, Shell to Sea activist Izzy Ní Graidim left Mountjoy prison yesterday at 1.30pm on temporary release! We'd expect that to turn into full release in a week's time when she's due back in there. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday February 21, 2013 15:31 by RSC 1 comment (last - saturday february 23, 2013 10:54) 1 image
There will be a protest in solidarity with Shell to Sea prisoner Izzy Ní Ghraidm who was jailed for 3 months for a minor public order offence while protesting the Corrib Gas Project. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Friday February 15, 2013 17:56 by Shell to Sea supporter 2 comments (last - saturday february 16, 2013 00:26) 1 image
Ms Ní Ghraidm pleaded guilty to a Section 8 and 9 charge and refused to do community service as she felt her protest was a service to a community under siege from Shell. The Judge then sentenced Ms Ní Ghraidm to 3 months in jail.
Izzy will be brought to Mountjoy prison this evening between 7-8pm. There will be a demo supporting Izzy from 7pm, at the entrance to the prison. Please come to show your support. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Thursday February 14, 2013 19:27 by shell2sea 3 comments (last - friday february 15, 2013 17:57) 1 image
Ms Ní Ghraidm pleaded guilty to a Section 8 and 9 charge and refused to do community service as she felt her protest was a service to a community under siege from Shell. The Judge then sentenced Ms Ní Ghraidm to 3 months in jail. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Saturday February 02, 2013 19:51 by S2S 3 comments (last - sunday february 03, 2013 12:55) 7 images
Today, Shell to Sea held a morning protest outside Bellanaboy refinery to highlight Shell's announcement of profits of €19.6 billion for 2012.
Brandishing signs including “Shell Destroys Communities & Environment” and “Harmful to Local Community”, members of the community blocked trucks drawing material to Shell tunneling compound at Aughoose. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / event notice Tuesday January 29, 2013 23:42 by Laurence Cox 2 comments (last - wednesday february 27, 2013 08:51)
Pub quiz for S2S organised by NUIM Community Education, Equality and Social Activism and UCD Equality Studies read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / feature Sunday January 20, 2013 00:05 by Niall Harnett 32 comments (last - thursday april 04, 2013 22:01) 6 images
An insight into prison life in Ireland, namely Castlerea Prison, Co Roscommon.
On 21st April 2010 I was convicted of assaulting a number of Gardaí in relation to Shell to Sea protests and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment. Remission for good behaviour means that prisoners will have their sentences reduced by a quarter, once you keep your nose clean. I was given credit for 2 weeks time served previously in 2009, before I was bailed out pending my appeal.
So I spent 4 months in jail from April to August in the summer of 2010. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / feature Monday December 31, 2012 18:28 by various 10 comments (last - wednesday january 09, 2013 06:40) 1 image
As the year draws to a close, we highlight some of the news stories that made it to the pages of Indymedia during the year. We are certainly living in "interesting times" as old the Chinese curse goes! Events in north Africa and the middle east related to the "fake arab spring" remained in the headlines and also as we head into 2013 the Irish economy is still saddled with enormous burden of debt by a criminal layer of developers, bankers, politicians and an international financial elite dictating to government and the promise of many more austerity budgets to come which will have the effect of stripping away all the social safety nets. read full story / add a comment
Belmullet District Court Report - Shell and Mayo County Council stand co-accused of obstructing the public highway.
Today in Belmullet district court Shell and Mayo County Council stood co-accused in a case for blocking the road during the disastrous attempt to deliver the Tunnel Boring Machine to Shell's tunnelling site at Aughoose in August this year. The co-accused settled out of court with the plaintiff and had the case struck out before the details were made public. read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday November 26, 2012 22:43 by Fight Like Hell 1 comment (last - tuesday november 27, 2012 11:39) 4 images
A stalwart group from Shell to Sea in Mayo do not let Shell forget Ken Saro-Wiwa and his eight comrades who were judicially hanged 10 November 1995. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday November 15, 2012 23:19 by RSC 5 images
On Saturday the 10th of November the community opposing Shell's Corrib gas project in Mayo held a gathering to mark two important anniversaries occurring on that day:
1. The 17th anniversary of the hanging of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists who opposed Shell in Nigeria http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2011/06/23/Shell-and-the-...wiwa/
2. The 6th anniversary of the baton charge and violence by Gardaí against protesters opposed to the Corrib Gas Project http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz0zYd93nfo read full story / add a comment
There were eight people due to appear in Belmullet district court today for charges arising from protest against the Corrib gas Project.
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national / crime and justice / feature Wednesday September 19, 2012 23:33 by WSM 3 comments (last - thursday october 11, 2012 22:51) 2 images 1 video file 1 attached file
€1,600 billion. That is the figure for Irish Oil & Gas reserves already licensed revealed this morning in a detailed report from Shell to Sea using the energy corporations own reports and estimates. People in Ireland will see almost no benefits from this incredible wealth because the Irish state gives these reserves to the corporations at the cheapest terms in the world. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday September 18, 2012 17:48 by mary 13 comments (last - thursday september 27, 2012 15:19) 10 images
Last night Enda Kenny met with Mary Robinson for an evening soiree in Ballina Arts Centre to launch her new book. The title of her memoir, ‘Everybody Matters’ was a ironic reminder of the silence maintained by Robinson on the human rights abuses associated with Shell’s Corrib Gas project. Since 2002 Shell have been operating less than 35 miles away from her home in Ballina and over that time human rights concerns have been documented by international human rights organisations including Frontline Defenders (“Breakdown of Trust: a Report on the Corrib Gas Dispute http://ww.frontlinedefenders.org/files/en/corrib_gas_re...t.pdf). read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Thursday September 13, 2012 12:23 by Y 1 comment (last - thursday september 13, 2012 12:25) 7 images
On Monday (10th Sept) Members of Rossport Solidarity Camp and Shell to Sea, occupied the steps of Knockranny hotel, to show their outrage with Fine Gael TD’s for turning a blind eye to the plight of a small rural community at the hands of Shell’s tyrants.
Monday saw a group of protesters- equipped with banners- braving the early morning drizzle at the gates of Knockranny Hotel Westport, where Fine Gael planned to have a party ‘Think-in’ later on that day. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday September 04, 2012 21:42 by C 2 comments (last - tuesday september 04, 2012 21:52) 15 images
From the 10th to 16th of August, Rossport Solidarity Camp hosted it's 3rd wind turbine building course. You can read a report of the first one here: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/95731. As the 3 previous turbines that were built are still going strong (and powering both the camp and camp house), this year it was decided to go for something bigger and more challenging. This year it's was decided to build a 4.2 metre turbine that is planned eventually to be connected to the grid at the house of a local Shell to Sea campaigner. read full story / add a comment
national / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Friday August 17, 2012 15:00 by lefty 22 comments (last - monday september 03, 2012 13:18) 1 image
Clearly, the usual suspects are using this totally hyped media trial to get the dig they promised in at Russia after it didn't play ball regarding Assad in Syria. Apparently even RTE has it's instructions to do a hatchet job. You have to laugh at our own extended segment RTE propaganda tour de force on last nights "prime time". It's quite funny to hear everyone saying "pussy" with a straight face on prime time catholic Ireland TV. Don't they realise it's NOT tiddles the cat we're talking about here! ;-) read full story / add a comment
dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Monday August 06, 2012 01:19 by Elric 1 comment (last - monday august 06, 2012 01:22)
Dublin demo , Monday 6th August @ 1pm.
A Shell To Sea solidarity demonstration with the Rossport community will be held tomorrow (Monday 6th August 2012) at 1pm (One pm) at the Spire in O'Connell Street , Dublin.
If you can't make it yourself (and apologises for the late notice) please pass this message on to others. read full story / add a comment
Shell has been trying to get a tunnel boring machine into place in Rossport. This feature will serve as a jump off point for information on the progress of the operation and the efforts of the Shell to Sea protesters. It will be updated with links to new posts on the subject as they come in. read full story / add a comment