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national / crime and justice / other press Friday August 03, 2012 12:14 by lefty   text 2 comments (last - monday august 06, 2012 14:41)   image 1 image
Ooooops!...Judge Mary Devins, notorious judge in many cases against Shell to Sea activists, is finally seen for the right wing racist she is as she trips over her own bigoted remarks 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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dublin / anti-capitalism / news report Thursday May 31, 2012 10:36 by Shell to Sea   text 1 comment (last - saturday june 02, 2012 15:40)   image 3 images
Pat Rabbitte and Shell MD speak at Croke Park energy industry conference read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / feature Tuesday May 29, 2012 22:31 by wageslave   image 2 images
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!

Come up to Mayo this June bank holiday! read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Friday May 25, 2012 16:47 by rikki indymedia
this week saw the annual general meeting of oil giant, Shell. the main international AGM took place in holland at the hague, but uk shareholders joined in by videolink at a meeting at the barbican. despite a massive security operation, the AGM was hit both outside and in by a stream of activists from 'rising tide' 'occupy oil', 'Shell to Sea', rossport camp, and 'tar sands uk' among others.

this short film captures the morning and some of the protests that challenged and penetrated the massive security operation at the Shell AGM

see also 'london rising tide' press release at http://london.indymedia.org/articles/12284 for loads more info

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Poster for the bookfair
dublin / anti-capitalism / event notice Wednesday May 09, 2012 11:13 by Andrew   text 9 comments (last - tuesday may 22, 2012 16:10)   image 8 images
The 7th Anarchist Bookfair will take place in Dublin the weekend of 26th May 2012 at Liberty Hall, Eden Quay. 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
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national / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Tuesday April 24, 2012 23:46 by anon   text 1 comment (last - saturday august 04, 2012 00:18)   image 2 images   1 attached file
Jerrie Ann Sullivan, one of the women who made a recording public in the Garda "rape tape" controversy, has said that the Garda Ombudsman investigation into the incident has been "about protecting An Garda Síochána".

But James Gill, the sergeant found to have made remarks about two female protesters arrested at a controversial Shell gas project at Erris, Co Mayo will escape any action because he recently retired. read full story / add a comment
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national / anti-capitalism / press release Tuesday April 17, 2012 21:00 by Occupy Galway   image 4 images
The members of Occupy Galway were proud to take part in what must be the biggest peaceful demonstration of solidarity and people power in Galway for many years. Between six and eight thousand people gathered on Eyre Square on Saturday to march on the Labour conference read full story / add a comment
international / environment / opinion/analysis Thursday April 12, 2012 14:51 by No to Hell   text 1 comment (last - thursday april 12, 2012 22:37)   1 attached file
Totally Boring Machine making a Totally Boring World

A Totally Boring Machine has been ordered by a leading multinational corporation,
To make it’s way across Europe from the German heartlands about the briney Sea
To the emerald isle of Eire. It’s objective is to Bore the North West Atlantic
coast of Mayo to death. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / event notice Wednesday April 04, 2012 16:21 by Shell To Sea
The annual Good Friday walk of the pipeline route will be held this Friday, the 6th of April. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday April 04, 2012 16:05 by Rossport Solidarity Camp
On friday the 30th of March at 6.45am 30 campaigners took to the roads at Aghoos, County Mayo, in solidarity with the local community in Kilcommon parish opposed to Shell's Corrib gas project. As with previous days of solidarity, Shell called off all haulage to both Aghoos and Glengad construction sites for the onshore Corrib gas pipeline. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 01, 2012 21:33 by TD   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 03, 2012 11:42)   image 3 images
The Oil & Gas Giveaway Story is being listened to. Shell to Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington addressed a massive crowd at the Anti-Household Tax Rally in Dublin 31st March 2012. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday March 27, 2012 16:50 by annie   text 1 comment (last - wednesday april 11, 2012 11:37)   image 1 image   2 attached files
Come to Mayo for a weekend of direct action training, meet the community and see this incredible place.

You are warmly invited to visit Rossport Solidarity Camp for a direct action training day on Saturday the 14th of April 2012. The training is also a chance to stay for the weekend, see the area and learn about the community campaign that has been challenging the Corrib gas project for over a decade. 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
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international / environment / news report Tuesday March 27, 2012 11:31 by Rising Tide   text 2 comments (last - thursday march 29, 2012 10:53)   image 2 images
Yesterday's prestigious Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference in the International Conference Centre (ICC) at the ExCeL Centre, London was interrupted by two London Rising Tide protesters. read full story / add a comment
The ex-sergeant himself
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday March 10, 2012 18:46 by Press release   text 7 comments (last - saturday january 03, 2015 22:10)   image 3 images
Friday 9th March at 6.30pm a group of two-dozen campaigners and Erris residents gathered outside the Broadhaven Bay Hotel in Belmullet, Co. Mayo where ex 'rape tape' Sergeant James Gill was having his retirement party. read full story / add a comment
Concrete lock-on blocking Shell's haulage route
mayo / environment / news report Thursday March 08, 2012 20:26 by j debender   text 1 comment (last - friday march 09, 2012 10:20)   image 5 images
At 7.30am on Thursday 8th March, a group of people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp blocked Shell's haulage route between Ballinaboy refinery and Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose. They set up a concrete lock-on which two people inserted their arms into, making it very difficult for gardaí to remove them. read full story / add a comment
Another Corrib special sitting
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday March 06, 2012 20:52 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 8 comments (last - friday march 09, 2012 22:29)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Between the 20th and 24th of February 2012, 19 campaigners were tried at a 'special sitting' of Belmullet District Court, for alleged offences arising from protest against the Corrib gas project. Most of those tried were for Section 8 and 9 of the Public Order Act. Section 9 is obstructing 'the free passage of a person/vehicle’ in a public place and section 8 is failure to obey the directions of a Garda.

Overall the judge came down very heavily on the defendants. The hearings began only one week after public criticism from the minister for Justice Alan Shatter against what he called “protest tourism”. One campaigner received a prison sentence and three others received suspended sentences. Fines for all cases totalled €8350. read full story / add a comment
Locals show their solidarity with many from the Rossport Solidarity Camp who are in court
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 22:54 by j debender   text 15 comments (last - monday march 05, 2012 00:58)   image 6 images
On Tuesday Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway was handed two 3-month prison sentences for protesting against Shell's Corrib Gas Project. Throughout the week local residents have been protesting on the roads while many of their supporters are up in court in Belmullet, which so far has resulted in fines totalling 5,825 euro. read full story / add a comment
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