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March 2010

130 objections to Shell licence

Marian Harrison - Western People

MORE than 130 submissions on Shell’s application for a foreshore licence have been sent to the Department of the Environment, writes Marian Harrison.

The closing date for submissions was Tuesday last and Shell to Sea members have called on Minister for the Environment John Gormley to protect the environment and reject the licence for works on Sruwaddacon estuary. Shell’s application includes proposals to drill up to 80 bore-holes.

Seawater energy proposal for Mayo

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

A RENEWABLE energy company is preparing a planning application for a seawater pumped hydroelectric energy scheme at Glinsk on the north Mayo coastline.

Organic Power Ltd, a Cork-based company, has already begun site investigations at Glinsk, near Belderrig.

The firm intends to lodge a planning application with Mayo County Council in June.

Glinsk had been identified over two years ago by three north Mayo priests and several Erris community groups as a compromise site for the Corrib gas terminal.

Solidarity Demos with Pat - come along!

Shell to Sea

 - Community Solidarity organisation meeting, Inver Community Hall, Friday 5th, 8pm

 - Protest at Bellanaboy Refinery, Wednesday 10th

 - Concert at Castlerea Prison, Saturday 13th

 - St. Patrick's Day Pat O'Donnell Support, Irish Embassy in London, Tuesday 16th, 11am

Erris rally of support with 'The Chief' Pat O'Donnell

Rossport Solidarity Camp

100 cars gathered today at noon in the fishing village of Porturlin, Pat O'Donnell's home, for a rally to Ballyglass pier on the Mullet peninsula in support of 'the Chief' who has been in Castlerea prison since 10th February.

People of Erris rally to Pat O'Donnell

Shell to Sea

--- Message of solidarity sent to jailed fisherman ---

A motorised convoy of 99 cars took part in a rally yesterday in support of Pat O'Donnell. The rally went from Mr O'Donnell's homeplace at Porturlin, traveled through much of Erris, and finished at Ballyglass Pier fishing port. Mr O'Donnell was sent to Castlerea prison recently for seven months for his opposition to Shell and protecting his community.

Release Pat O'Donnell forthwith!

Joe Higgins MEP

It is an outrage that Pat O'Donnell finds himself in prison at all. He is a victim of the criminalisation of decent people involved in peaceful protest in Erris.