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Irish EPA: Don't give Shell a Licence to Pollute!

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[Shell to Sea] The petition is now closed.  Thanks to 1100+ who signed

Don't give Shell a Licence to Pollute. To comply with the principles of the Aarhus Convention, we the undersigned demand of the EPA that an Oral Hearing be held into Shell E& P Ireland's application for an IPPC licence for Bellanaboy Gas refinery, Co Mayo Ireland.

Posted Date: 
5 May 2015

Alternative planned to State’s commemoration of 1916 Rising

Marie Halloran - Irish Times

Quoting from the Proclamation “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland”, Mr Ballagh asked “how stands that right with the sale of Corrib gas for a pittance to an international company”.

Preparations are underway for major centenary events as an alternative to the State’s plans to commemorate the 1916 Rising.

The separate proposals include a major parade and pageant on April 24th, 2016, the actual centenary of the 1916 Easter Monday Rising, which will involve actors including Stephen Rea, Fionnuala Flanagan and Adrian Dunbar and singer Sinéad O’Connor.

Artist Robert Ballagh, one of the organisers of the initiative “Reclaim the Vision of 1916”, said events would also include a National Graves re-dedication of the 1916 burial plot at Glasnevin cemetery.

Asked if there had been any contact with State authorities, the artist said “we are letting the State do their thing”. Mr Ballagh added: “I don’t think the State will be giving space to those who feel the vision of the Proclamation hasn’t been achieved.”

Posted Date: 
4 May 2015

Gardaí punched man in face and head at Corrib protest, jury hears

Mary Carolan - Irish Times

Two officers involved are ‘accomplished’ boxers, High Court told

A garda, described as an “accomplished boxer”, punched a man in the face during a protest over the Shell Corrib gas field in Co Mayo, a High Court jury has been told.

The garda’s father, also garda and a boxer, then punched him in the head, the jury heard.

There was Garda “indiscipline, brutality and excessive force” during the protest and unprovoked assaults were perpetrated on three local men by gardaí, counsel for the three said.

There was an “unexplained” and “mysterious” gap in a Garda video recording of the protest, Micheál P. O’Higgins SC added.

He was opening separate civil actions by Patrick Coyle, a farmer, Barnatra, Ballina, and brothers Patrick O’Donnell and Martin O’Donnell,Shore, Porturlin, Ballina, both fishermen, over the alleged assaults.

The three cases are being heard together before Mr Justice Paul McDermott and a jury and are listed for five days.

Posted Date: 
29 April 2015

RTE failed to truthfully inform the public on Corrib

Shell to Sea

News Release - Issued by Shell to Sea - April 12th, 2015 - For immediate release

-- Shell to Sea send submission on RTE's Public Service Statement --

Shell to Sea have today sent in a submission to RTE as part of RTE's public consultation on the updating of their Public Service Statement [1]. In the submission, Shell to Sea claimed that RTE had failed to inform the public in an honest and balanced manner on the Corrib Gas project.

Posted Date: 
12 April 2015

Good Friday Walk

On Good Friday (3rd April) the annual Good Friday walk will take place at 12 noon, from Glengad to Aughoose.

All welcome

3 April 2015 - 12:00pm
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