Upcoming Events

Mayo | Crime and Justice

no events match your query!

New Events

Mayo

no events posted in last week

Blog Feeds

Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link The day Eoghan Harris went bad

offsite link Declining standards in Irish journalism Anthony

offsite link Mainstream media: Failing to speak truth to power Anthony

offsite link David Quinn’s selective tolerance Anthony

offsite link A Woulfe in judges clothing Anthony

Public Inquiry >>

Human Rights in Ireland
A Blog About Human Rights

offsite link Poor Living Conditions for Migrants in Southern Italy Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:14 | Human Rights

offsite link Right to Water Mon Aug 03, 2020 19:13 | Human Rights

offsite link Human Rights Fri Mar 20, 2020 16:33 | Human Rights

offsite link Turkish President Calls On Greece To Comply With Human Rights on Syrian Refugee Issues Wed Mar 04, 2020 17:58 | Human Rights

offsite link US Holds China To Account For Human Rights Violations Sun Oct 13, 2019 19:12 | Human Rights

Human Rights in Ireland >>

Lockdown Skeptics

Lockdown Sceptics

Stay Sceptical. Control the Hysteria. Save Lives.

offsite link Government Considering Making Working from Home ?Default? Option Thu Jun 17, 2021 18:41 | Michael Curzon
The Government has confirmed that it is considering making working from home the "default" position ? another shift from normality beckoned by lockdown ? by giving employees the right to request it.
The post Government Considering Making Working from Home “Default” Option appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Why is Davos Man So Keen on Lockdowns? Thu Jun 17, 2021 15:20 | Toby Young
In my Spectator column I have tried to answer the question of why the global elite are such enthusiasts for the heavy-handed, statist approach to managing the coronavirus crisis and opponents of less draconian alternatives
The post Why is Davos Man So Keen on Lockdowns? appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Even in Ferguson?s Worst Case Scenario, the Cost of Saving One Life From Covid is a Million Pounds Thu Jun 17, 2021 15:08 | Toby Young
Glen Bishop, the maths student at Nottingham, has worked out what the Government has effectively spent on each life saved from COVID-19: £1 million.
The post Even in Ferguson’s Worst Case Scenario, the Cost of Saving One Life From Covid is a Million Pounds appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link The 60 MPs Who Deserve Our Praise Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:26 | Michael Curzon
Here is a list of the 60 MPs who voted against the extension of lockdown restrictions yesterday evening ? 49 Conservatives, six from Labour, five from the Democratic Unionist Party and two tellers.
The post The 60 MPs Who Deserve Our Praise appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

offsite link Hairdresser and Plumbers Working Care Homes Also Face Mandatory Vaccination Thu Jun 17, 2021 09:23 | Michael Curzon
The mandatory vaccination of care home staff extends to people who visit homes for occasional work, including hairdressers, plumbers and inspectors, ministers have announced.
The post Hairdresser and Plumbers Working Care Homes Also Face Mandatory Vaccination appeared first on Lockdown Sceptics.

Lockdown Skeptics >>

Voltaire Network
Voltaire, international edition

offsite link The American Empire of the West deploys troops for battle, by Manlio Dinucci Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:11 | en

offsite link ITIF analyzes China's economic strategy Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:05 | en

offsite link Ahead of Yalta II, Putin recommits to Russian-Chinese alliance Wed Jun 16, 2021 16:22 | en

offsite link Why a Yalta II ?, by Thierry Meyssan Tue Jun 15, 2021 09:13 | en

offsite link Yalta II: Israel without Jabotinsky's disciples Mon Jun 14, 2021 20:09 | en

Voltaire Network >>

Political Policing sees Maura Harrington jailed for 28 days

category mayo | crime and justice | press release author Wednesday March 11, 2009 21:36author by S2S - Shell to Sea Report this post to the editors

This evening at Belmullet court Shell to Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington was sentenced to 28 days in prison in relation to an assault at Pollathomais Pier on the 11th June 2007.
Maura & Pat recently at a Shell to Sea talk in Sligo
Maura & Pat recently at a Shell to Sea talk in Sligo

This relates to an incident which occurred when Gardaí and Shell used a digger to force their way onto private property against the wishes of the landowner in order to facilitate the laying of a portacabin.

Commenting on the sentence, Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway stated “On the 11th June 2007 at Pollathomais in the region of 20 local people received injuries in relation to Gardaí forcing their way illegally onto private property, yet no Garda has ever been brought to justice as a result of this incident. Instead now that Shell is about to begin their works in Glengad, it seems that the State operation against the community has kicked into gear

Speaking at Belmullet court, local fisherman Pat O’Donnell stated that “It’s a sad indictment of the country when a brave lady like Maura is put in jail for defending her community and standing up to corruption and greed; while all the corporate executives and bankers seem to only get golden handshakes for their corruption and greed. Maura Harrington is a political prisoner sentenced at the behest of Shell

Previously during the hearing of the case, Maura Harrington had refused to take the stand in her own defence after Judge Mary Devins refused to allow video footage of the incident to be admitted.

In sentencing Maura Harrington, Judge Devins told of her horror to see the attack of one public servant on another.

Terence Conway stated “I personally have video evidence of numerous of these public servants assaulting members of our community but to date my video footage has never been allowed in court”.

Mr Conway continued “In the last 3 weeks the Gardaí have handed out in the region of 25 summonses to people for their opposition to Shell, so it seems that political policing has commenced in no uncertain manner. It cannot be mere coincidence that all of these summonses are appearing just as Shell is due to re-commence work back on Glengad Special Area of Conservation”.

Maura Harrington also refused to sign a bond that would prevent her from interfering with Shell’s operations in Mayo for a year and also refused to pay €1000 to the Garda Benevolent Fund.

Mr Conway concluded by saying that “Our opposition to Shell’s plans will continue, as we are fighting for the health and safety of our community and the future of the area”.

Also in Belmullet Court today, proceedings against Shell were initiated, which claimed that Shell and their sub-contractors broke a previous court ruling prohibiting them from carrying out site investigations on Rossport Commonage. This was adjourned until the 14th of May to court in Achill.

For verification and further information please contact:
Terence Conway - *************

Notes to Editors
• Judge Mary Devins is the wife of Government Minster, Jimmy Devins

• For more information on the Pollathomais Pier incident see
Irish Times article: Shell apologises for landowner's distress!: http://www.corribsos.com/index.php?id=1445
Irish Times article: http://www.corribsos.com/index.php?id=1444
Indymedia report: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/82983

See You Tube clips of sections of the incident here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP7iBPIBkZc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8veyGGKB0G8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gm92Y7QY60

• For a copy of the video footage of the Pollathomais Pier incident, contact Terence Conway.

Related Link: http://www.shelltosea.com
© 2001-2021 Independent Media Centre Ireland. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by Independent Media Centre Ireland. Disclaimer | Privacy