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March 2013

Whale strandings due to 'seismic activity'

By: 
The Irish Times

The Irish Times - 6th May 2000

A marine biologist has warned that the increased incidence of strandings of a rare whale species may be due to underwater noise pollution caused by exploration companies.

Dr Simon Berrow, chairman of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, said increased seismic activity of exploration companies off the west coast could have contributed to the deaths of four Cuviers beaked whales over the past two months.

Maura Harrington ag caint ar RnaG faoi tuarascáil an UN special rapporteur

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RnaG

Labhair Maura Harrington le Iris Aniar ar Raidio na Gaeltachta ar an Aoine 8iú Márta faoi tuarascáil  an UN special rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya.  Mhol an tuarascáil ar an Rialtas, fiosrú neamhspleach a chuir ar siúl chun líomhaintí on agóid a phlé.

Tosaíonn Maura 23:25 isteach sa seó.

Posted Date: 
10 March 2013

Exploiting ‘Irish oil’ at what cost?

By: 
Offaly Express

 Exporting oil has made Norway one of the wealthiest countries in the world. 

But in the Germanic way, they have retained ownership of the natural resource and invested their wealth in building a sustainable economy and society.

Arguably, wind is Ireland’s oil. Our geographic location means we have highly lucrative consistent wind that will keep turbines turning and generating a consistent energy supply.

Posted Date: 
9 March 2013

Shell to Sea call for abolition of Garda Ombudsman and new body to be established

By: 
Mayo Advertiser

  In a report submitted to the UN Human Right Council on Monday, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner”.

Margaret Sekaggya visited Ireland last November to assess the situation for Human Rights Defenders in Ireland. On November 21 she met with a delegation from Shell to Sea.

Posted Date: 
8 March 2013

UN special rapporteur calls for full investigation of Corrib human rights issues

By: 
Michelle Hennessy - The Journal

 The report refers to evidence of “a pattern of intimidation, harassment, surveillance and criminalisation” of those peacefully opposing the gas project.

 

UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, has called on the Irish government to investigate all allegations and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute.

Posted Date: 
6 March 2013

UN report criticises stance on abortion

By: 
Mark Hilliard - Irish Times

A UN human rights report has criticised Ireland for its lack of access to information on abortion services, the policing of the Corrib gas project and lack of legal protection for whistleblowers.

It has also repeated criticisms of prison conditions and expressed concerns over the Garda Ombudsman Commission’s “excessive dependence” on the Department of Justice.

Posted Date: 
6 March 2013

Beware of a man in a Shell Hat

By: 
OSSL Bangor

By John Donovan: We have published below the content of an email sent on 1 March 2013 to Shell CEO Peter Voser by a former Shell supplier in Ireland: The OSSL Company. Basically it is alleged that Shell involved the company in corruption, facilitating bribes given to third parties on Shell’s behalf, including the Irish police. This activity all related to the highly controversial Corrib Gas Project in Ireland, dogged by allegations of corruption, threats, imprisonment of protestors, and misconduct by Shell from the outset.

Posted Date: 
6 March 2013

UN Special Rapporteur calls for full investigation of Corrib Human Rights issues

In a report submitted to the UN Human Right Council last Monday (4th March), the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “Investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner”. [1] 

Mrs Margaret Sekaggya visited Ireland last November to assess the situation for Human Rights Defenders in Ireland. On the 21st of November she met with a delegation from Shell to Sea.[2]

Highway To Shell

By: 
Adrienne Murphy - Hotpress

 The Shell to Sea saga is told from the perspective of Mayo protesters in the new production from ‘polemical’ playwright Donal O’Kelly. words Adrienne Murphy

Posted Date: 
5 March 2013

Conference: Ireland's Natural Resources - NOT FOR SALE

By: 
Richard Boyd Barrett TD

[Shell to Sea] Maura Harrington and Pat O'Donnell will speak at this conference on Ireland's Natural Resources 

Irelandʼs Natural Resources

Posted Date: 
4 March 2013