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September 2011

"You are entitled to be a citizen but not here" - YouTube Video of IRMS assaults

By: 
RossportSolidarityCamp

Shell's private security force IRMS assault peaceful protestors on the public road outside the new SHell compound at Aughoose, Co Mayo. The Gardaí don't want to know about it.

At the end of this clip, while pushing the camera person across the road , Garda RL83 basically summed up the Garda policy in the area since Shell have arrived - "You are entitled to be a citizen but not here"

 

Posted Date: 
4 September 2011

Emerald Isle hope for a new oil rush

By: 
Tracy Boles - Sunday Express

TONY O’Reilly, son of the Irish billionaire of the same name, wants to start an oil rush that turns Ireland into the next Aberdeen. He may soon get his wish.

Next month, his company, Providence Resources, starts drilling off the coast of the Emerald Isle as part of a $500 million-plus (£309 million) programme.

Posted Date: 
4 September 2011

Gas fracking would 'split community'

By: 
MARESE McDONAGH

THE CONTROVERSIAL method of gas exploration known as fracking is set to divide communities across the northwest if it gets the go-ahead and will effectively end a rural way of life, according to campaigners.

About 500 people who attended a public meeting organised by the Lough Allen Conservation Association were told the Shannon water system could be at risk of pollution if the Government grants exploration licences in the Lough Allen basin, stretching across Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan, Roscommon and Fermanagh.

Posted Date: 
3 September 2011

Tonight with Vincent Browne discusses the Oil & Gas giveaway

By: 
TV3

Former Fine Gael Minister Ivan Yeats investigates the alleged €750 billion worth of Irish offshore oil and asks is there a great oil and gas give away?

Guests are Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte, former Fianna Fail Minister Eamon O Cuiv, Fergus Cahill of the Offshore Operators Association and Irish Times columnist Fintan O'Toole.

http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=tonightwithvincentbrowne&tv3_preview...

Posted Date: 
2 September 2011

Shell to Sea backs MEP call for full investigation of Corrib Policing

News release - Issued by Shell to Sea - Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Shell to Sea today backed the call by Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy for a full independent investigation into the policing of the Corrib Gas protests from 2006 to present. Yesterday MEP Paul Murphy made his complaint to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commionsion (GSOC), but expressed a lack of confidence in view of their record to date.[1]

Protesters continue to attempt to halt works on gas pipeline

By: 
Mayo Advertiser

According to Shell to Sea on Wednesday 15 Shell to Sea campaigners entered Barrett's Quarry in Bangor and occupied vehicles in the quarry that were being used for the extraction of hardcore to be used as part of Shell’s onshore pipeline construction compound at Aughoose. This continued action is part of Shell to Sea’s continuing campaign against the project in north Mayo.

Posted Date: 
2 September 2011

Battle Lines are Laid Over Pristine Kimberley

By: 
Richard Bradley - The Epoch Times

The red pindan dust and a classic golden Kimberley sunset belied a sombre scene up on the Dampier Peninsula a few weeks back. Through the red-stained stillness could be heard the collective voices of 80 black-clad riot police chanting “hut, hut, hut” beneath the roaring of the mining plant and cries of protest from the land’s traditional owners.

Posted Date: 
2 September 2011

MEP lodges Garda protest complaint

By: 
Belfast Telegraph

 An MEP has lodged a complaint with the Garda Ombudsman over alleged assault during a sit-down protest at the controversial Shell gas project in north Mayo.

Paul Murphy, of the Socialist Party, has claimed gardai used excessive force to clear him from a public road near the Corrib refinery near Ballinaboy.

Posted Date: 
1 September 2011

Dublin MEP alleges Garda 'brutality'

By: 
Conor Lally - Irish Times

Dublin Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy has lodged a formal complaint with the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission over alleged mistreatment by gardaí policing a protest in Co Mayo.

Posted Date: 
1 September 2011

MEP in Corrib demo ‘punched in the head’

By: 
Keith Bourke - Western People

SOCIALIST Party MEP Paul Murphy says he will lodge a complaint with An Garda Síochána over his treatment at a Corrib gas protest.

Mr Murphy alleges he was assaulted by gardaí as he took part in a sit-down protest on a public road close to the Corrib gas compound at Aughoose last Wednesday.

Posted Date: 
1 September 2011