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September 2011

Shell to Sea - Day of Action 23rd September

All are welcome to the day of mass action against Shell. It will be going on all day, starting 7am. There will be some music entertainment in the evening as well. If you cannot make it, you can still help by printing off the A4 posters below and putting them up where you live. If you want A3 versions, please get in touch.

As part of this call out there is also an inspiring video montage of some of the many actions that have taken place over 2011 - see below.

Direct action montage, Mayo 2011.  

Posted Date: 
9 September 2011

Can Michael D. reclaim our republic?

By: 
Letter to the Galway Independent

Dear Editor,
What sort of President for the Aras next month? As things stand at present, a positive Houdini will be needed to slide, slip, clip or break through the tangles of gombeen opportunism and complacency that have, little-by-little, caught Ireland in a stranglehold.

Posted Date: 
9 September 2011

Liberum Capital says ‘buy’ Providence Resources as it prepares to drill offshore Ireland

By: 
Proactive Investors

Liberum Capital today began its coverage on Irish oil firm Providence Resource (LON:PVR) with ‘buy’ recommendation and an ambitious 650p price target, which suggests the shares could more than triple in value from the current price of 202p.

Posted Date: 
9 September 2011

Locals unite in condemnation of gas drilling plans

By: 
RONAN McGREEVY in Carrick-on-Shannon

The atmosphere was heated and the tone angry at the exploration firm’s information night

IF THE company which intends to drill for gas in the Lough Allen basin was under any illusions about the scale of opposition to their plans, they will have been entirely disabused at a public meeting this week.

The atmosphere was very heated and the tone angry and frequently rancorous at a packed ballroom in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim

Posted Date: 
9 September 2011

Parish priest warns about gas extraction threat

By: 
MARESE McDONAGH

PEOPLE IN the west of Ireland have been urged by a parish priest to inform themselves about the controversial gas extraction method known as “fracking” and not to lose their beautiful landscape “without a fight”.

Posted Date: 
9 September 2011

Energy firms bring action against woman

By: 
The Irish Times

CONTEMPT PROCEEDINGS are being brought against an Offaly woman who the ESB and Eirgrid claim refuses to comply with High Court orders allowing them access to her land to complete the construction of a power line.

Yesterday at the High Court the ESB and Eirgrid lodged contempt proceedings against Teresa Treacy of Woodfield House, Clonmore, Tullamore.

Posted Date: 
9 September 2011

Surge of opposition to Rabbitte’s plan to issue licences

By: 
William Hederman - IrishOilAndGas.com

Despite the mounting swell of criticism from economists, commentators, campaigners and politicians, Pat Rabbitte is stubbornly insisting on granting more exploration licences – on Ireland’s notoriously bad terms – to companies keen to extract Ireland’s oil and gas reserves. In a stunning display of contempt for democracy, he has said that he will go ahead and issue the licences under the current round, regardless of (and even in advance of) the outcome of an upcoming Oireachtas committee review of the issue.

Posted Date: 
8 September 2011

What lies beneath the seabed? That’s the €750bn question

By: 
Ivan Yates - Irish Examiner

LAST week, while filling in for Vincent Browne on TV 3, I stumbled across a current controversy.

Posted Date: 
8 September 2011

When corporate strategies backfire: Shell in Nigeria

By: 
Ben Amunwa - Platform

When Shell aren’t spilling oil in Nigeria, they’re finding new ways to otherwise lose it. According to reports, one third of Shell’s daily oil extraction in Nigeria – some 300,000 barrels per day – is currently shut in at the Adibawa oil field in Bayelsa State. Shell declared a “force majeure” on 23 August, suspending global shipments of Nigerian crude oil until the end of October.

Posted Date: 
8 September 2011

Activists organise 'Camp Frack' in protest of shale gas drilling in UK

By: 
John Vidal - The Guardian

A three-day protest near Blackpool this September has been planned to mobilise activists against hydraulic fracturing projects

Posted Date: 
8 September 2011