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May 2011

Ireland's future depends on breaking free from bailout

By: 
Morgan Kelly - Irish Times

[Shell to Sea] Altough this article doesn't have anything specifically to do with Corrib, the predictions made by Morgan Kelly could have very definite implications for the Corrib project.

OPINION: Ireland is heading for bankruptcy, which would be catastrophic for a country that trades on its reputation as a safe place to do business, writes MORGAN KELLY 

Posted Date: 
10 May 2011

No time for writing - the Garda rape tape story

By: 
Andrew Flood - WSM

Given that I wrote four articles, edited two bits of audio, shot one video and published 60 or so pictures online it seems odd to see the Garda rape tape controversy as an example of not having the time to write something up.  Yet that is the reality.  Outside of what was written I could probably write four times that amount on aspects of the story, the way it was covered and the way we and others dealt with it.  I'll probably never get around to it but here at least I'm linking to some of the pictures and video I shot at the protest on Friday.

Posted Date: 
9 May 2011

Party against the Pipe Festival - June Bank Holiday 4-6th

Come join us for the June Bank Holiday weekend & celebrate over a decade of resistance to Shell’s Corrib gas project…it’s going to be a great family friendly party!

Posted Date: 
8 May 2011

Join the continuous protests against Shell

Come to Mayo!

We are taking continuous action to frustrate Shell's work and need your support. Shell's Corrib Gas Project is already decade late and 3 times over budget - impressive for a rural community fighting one of the biggest multinationals in the world! The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland.

Posted Date: 
8 May 2011

Bord Pleanála chief regrets 'excesses' of boom

By: 
RTE News

The chairman of An Bord Pleanála has said he regrets that the board did not take a stronger stand against the worst excesses of the building boom.

An Bord Pleanála Chairman John O'Connor has said he regrets that the board did not, in recent years, take a stronger stand against the worst excesses of the building boom.

Mr O'Connor, who will shortly leave the office he has held for 11 years, was speaking at the National Planning Conference in Galway.

Posted Date: 
8 May 2011

Shell embedded spies in host governments of Nigeria, Dubai and Iraq

By: 
John Donovan. May 5th, 2011

By John Donovan

Today we provide a unique insight into the shadowy world of Shell Corporate Security, formerly known as “CAS” – Shell Corporate Affairs Security.

Posted Date: 
7 May 2011

Sgt James Gill – Suckin Diesel or Taking The Piss?

By: 
Soundmigration

UPDATE: 6th May 10.02 am.  A well informed reader just comented that “It’s not a libel case if the alleged remarks weren’t published but spoken — it’s a slander case. Still defamation, but a different sort.” So where you read libel i guess that should be slander. Many thanks to HB for this

Posted Date: 
6 May 2011

There must be some way out of here: social movements and the crisis in Ireland

By: 
Laurence Cox of Interface Journal

Like its predecessor, 19th century robber-baron capitalism, disorganised capitalism knocks the stool out from under the formal representation of social movements in parliaments. Perhaps it would be better to state this in reverse: organised capitalism created the relatively brief conditions within which social movements (in particular the workers’ movement) could find a relatively stable presence within many western European party systems, but those conditions have been increasingly weakened in recent years, and the likelihood of movement parties emerging (as opposed to parties which originated in movements) is now much reduced. 

Posted Date: 
6 May 2011

Four Corrib protestors arrested for public order offences

By: 
Mayo Advertiser

Four anti-Corrib campaigners were arrested on Tuesday afternoon after they attempted to block work at the Shell site in Aughoose, Belmullet. However, Shell to Sea criticised the actions of Belmullet gardaí, who claim that cable ties were used in the arrest of one woman and that a male was punched while in Garda custody.

Posted Date: 
6 May 2011

Shell loses Nigeria Bonny Terminal land dispute

By: 
BBC News

The oil giant Shell has lost its appeal against a ruling that it is not the rightful owner of land where it runs Nigeria's biggest oil export terminal.

Three years ago, a lower court said the oil firm should pay rent to the local community for Bonny Terminal, but Shell says it bought the land outright.

Shell says it will appeal to the Supreme Court against the judgement.

Few residents of the Niger Delta, home to Nigeria's oil industry, have benefited from the area's oil wealth.

Posted Date: 
6 May 2011