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January 2012

Day Trip To Bangor

By: 
GulliblezTravelz

Many of us will have heard of Shell to Sea and Rossport Solidarity Camp by now. We have seen fleeting glimpses of this proud community and their fight to safeguard their health, safety, livelihood and environment. We have seen stories of decent local people being jailed for refusing to cooperate with the destruction of their community. We have heard accusations and counter accusations regarding the sinking of a fishing trawler and stolen diesel. We have seen Micheal D Higgins, later to become our proud president, praising the actions of this campaign as essential to democracy. Less than a week later we saw the infamous baton charge by hoodlum gardai against peaceful demonstrators trying to protect their community and more recently, the threats, by gardai, to rape members of the camp.

I was shocked to realise that this struggle has been going on for eleven years.

Having read an article recently on royaldutchshellplc.com regarding an environmental disaster involving the release of untreated effluent into the bay and breaches in building regulations at the Shell compound in mayo, I was moved to join them in their struggle. I had heard about a day of Solidarity that is a regular thing at the camp, and decided to go to the beautiful county of Mayo to offer my support.

Posted Date: 
17 January 2012

Day of Solidarity in Mayo

By: 
camper - rossport solidarirty camp - indymedia

Peat haulage stopped by protesters during a day of solidarity on friday the 13th of January. The action took place at a Bord na Mona owned site at Shramore, which Shell are using as a dumping ground

Posted Date: 
17 January 2012

Developers of Corrib gas pipeline warned over environmental breaches

By: 
Áine Ryan - Irish Times

SHELL EP Ireland has received a written warning from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources over breaches of conditions regarding the construction of its pipeline at its Corrib gas site at Aughoose, northwest Mayo.

The letter, sent on December 22nd last, stated future incidents of non-compliance could result in the department calling for “the cessation of works until such time as compliance with the statutory permissions can be demonstrated”.

Posted Date: 
16 January 2012

Peaceful protesters water cannoned while sitting on a digger

News release - Issued by Shell to Sea
Friday, January 13th 2012

Quarry Showdown: IRMS Make Rainbows, Don't Notice.

By: 
M - RSC - Indymedia

The morning we would occupy the quarry headed by Lennon inc. (which is located about half an hour's drive away from rossport solidarity camp), began peacefully with few clouds in the sky and surprisingly, absolutely no wind, which I noticed as I walked by the still wind turbines planted beside the camp's communal kitchen and living room.

Posted Date: 
13 January 2012

Shell's tree cutting disrupted for second day running

By: 
JC - RSC - Indymedia

Disruption to the felling of the Coillte woodland for Shell's planned onshore pipeline (along with the stopping of haulage trucks to the Aughoose compound), continued today as protestors intercepted a specialist 8-track tree felling machine between the Aughoose tunnelling compound and Leenamore forest.

  Truck & tree-cutter
Truck & tree-cutter - (and protestor on the arm!!!)

Posted Date: 
11 January 2012

Corrib Gas Project warning to Shell from Irish Government

By: 
John Donovan - RoyalDutchShellPlc.com

Michael Crothers, a Shell veteran, has recently taken over as the new managing director of the Corrib Gas Project in Ireland, a project mired in controversy.

The welcome he has received from the Petroleum Affairs Division of the Irish environmental agency responsible for Energy and Natural Resources, cannot be described as warm. A written warning issued to Shell on 22 December, threatened a “cessation of works” following breaches of conditions attached to pipeline construction, granted on 25 February 2010.

In a letter dated 22 December 2011 addressed to Mr Crothers, the department notified Shell E & P Ireland (SEPIL) of a breach of the conditions governing the construction of the Corrib Gas Pipeline. The breach of Condition 2 resulted in untreated water being discharged from the Aghoose site via the natural drainage channel, contrary to the requirements of the Environmental Management Plan. Continual assessment of the works at the Aghoose compound by independent consultants also identified an ongoing breach of Condition 20 of the consent to construct.

Posted Date: 
10 January 2012

Scaling tree cutters and trees to halt Corrib pipeline works

By: 
TnT - Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

Come and help to stop Shell’s onshore raw gas pipeline

Shell today began to cut down a Coillte plantation in the village of Leenamore, Co. Mayo. This surprise move marks the beginning of their attempts to prepare the 4km stretch of land between the Aughoose tunnelling compound and the Bellanaboy refinery. Despite a large Garda and private security presence, campaigners entered the tree felling area and halted work.

Posted Date: 
10 January 2012

Campaigners scale diggers and trees to halt new phase of Corrib pipeline works

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Press release - Issued by Rossport Solidarity Camp

Protests hamper Shell’s first attempt to secure forestry section of onshore gas pipeline 

Posted Date: 
10 January 2012

Discussion on RoyalDutchShellPLC.com Blog about Shell & Roadbridge bribing Gardaí

By: 
RoyalDutchShellPLC.com

#10 George Hamilton
on Jan 4th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Posted Date: 
8 January 2012