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July 2010

Campaigner faces court for symbolic protest at Minster Ryan’s Department.

Press release

Issued by Dublin Shell to Sea

Monday, 05 July 2010

For immediate release.



Rossport Solidarity Camp

Hi all, there`s a message from Pat from jail saying a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for all the post he got!

Stop Shell Hell in Mayo in 2010.

A continuous mass act of civil disobedience is planned against Shell this Summer in Mayo, Ireland.
Shell plan to drill up to 80 boreholes to survey the Sruth Fhada Chonn estuary for their proposed raw gas pipeline. We plan to stop them! Work will start in July & continue till mid-October. The idea is that groups or individuals pledge to stop a borehole at a some time this summer. Actions could range from walking out on the sands to boarding drilling rigs. The aim is to get each of the 80 boreholes assigned a Beat the Borehole group. Between local groups, national Shell to Sea groups, other supportive political groups, groups from abroad, student groups, surfers, kayakers we might just do it! The project is already a decade late and threee times over budget; impressive for a small community fighting one of the biggest multinationals in the world!

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Green Kite Midnight at Castlerea Prison

Amelia Gregory

Irish activists Niall Harnett and Pat O'Donnell have been unjustly jailed at Castlerea Prison for daring to stand up to the might of Shell. We paid a solidarity visit en route to Rossport.

Written by Amelia Gregory


Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Galway to Castlerea

Amelia Gregory

The first blog in a series detailing my adventures on a bike bound for Rossport Solidarity Camp in County Mayo, Ireland. Featuring a demo against the atrocities in Gaza, a Lidl carpark and Dallas style houses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Italian company ICOP applying for tunnel tender

Stop Shell Hell in Mayo - Indymedia

Italian company ICOP are currently applying for the tender to build the tunnel for the Shell onshore high pressure raw gas pipeline. The local community have been resisting Shell for the last 10 years and are fighting to protect their health, safety and environment.

This is a call out for protests to put pressure on ICOP to pull out.

Here is their website:

And address:

Nigerians angry at oil pollution double standards

Christian Purefoy - CNN

Niger Delta, Nigeria (CNN) -- Nigeria's Niger Delta is one of the most oil-polluted places on the planet with more than 6,800 recorded oil spills, accounting for anywhere from 9 million to 13 million barrels of oil spilled, according to activist groups.

But occurring over the 50 years since oil production began in the Delta, this environmental disaster has never received the attention that is now being paid to the oil-spill catastrophe hitting the U.S. Gulf coast.

Corrib gas campaigner criticises new pipe plan

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

ONE OF the Rossport Five who was jailed five years ago over health and safety concerns about the Corrib gas project has said there is “no significant change” to the community concerns.

Rossport resident Vincent McGrath, who is chairman of north Mayo community group Pobal Chill Chomáin, was commenting on Shell’s new proposal to run the last link in the gas pipeline through Sruwaddacon estuary, avoiding Rossport village.