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Airing Erris 3: Focus on policing


Willie Corduff speaking as Denis Halliday (right) looks on.  Photo: Brian Fitzpatrick

Willie Corduff speaking as Denis Halliday (right) looks on. Photo: Brian Fitzpatrick

The third episode in the “Airing Erris” series was held yesterday in Ceathrú Thaidhg in Erris, County Mayo.  This episode focussed on policing and included contributions from former UN assistant Secretary-General Denis Halliday, Goldman Environmental prize winner Willie Corduff, former Garda and Human Rights Monitor Bernard McCabe, peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy and investigative journalist Gemma O’Doherty.  Garda Whistleblower John Wilson, also attended, and spoke about his experiences of Garda corruption.

The event was livestreamed by Atlantic Livestream and can be watched again here.

Posted Date: 
8 July 2014

An Píopa (The Pipe) ar TG4

The Atlantic Stream

Bigí os comhair an telefís Dé Ceadaoin seo chugainn chun an scanainn "An Píopa" a fhéiceail ar TG4.

Tá Gradam IFTA & Ceilteach bainte amach ag an gclár seo. Clár faisnéise ar phíblíne gáis na Coiribe agus ar phobal Ros Dumhach agus ar an bhfeachtas atá ar bun acu i gcoinne na píblíne. Insíonn sé scéal mhuintir an phobail agus iad in anchaoi dá bharr. Is é Risteard Ó Domhnaill a stiúraigh an clár. Seo libh blaisín dó 

Nó feach ar an tsuíomh ídírlín oifigiúil. 

Posted Date: 
2 July 2014

Joint call for inquiry into Corrib policing

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

Politicians, journalists and social justice campaigners among petition signatories

Social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry, Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke, four TDs, one Senator and seven academics are signatories to a petition for an independent inquiry into policing of the north Mayo Shell/Corrib gas dispute.

Transparency International chief executive John Devitt, Garda whistleblower John Wilson, former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday and film-maker Lelia Doolan have also signed the petition, supported by five non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and 31 public figures.

The petition to Government notes that the UN Human Rights Commission, South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and NGOs including Amnesty International, Frontline, Table and Global Community Monitor have already issued similar calls.

Posted Date: 
20 June 2014

News Release: Changes to Oil & Gas Licensing terms 'cosmetic'‏

News Release - Issued by Shell to Sea - June 18th , 2014


-- State continues to rely primarily on corporation tax to extract revenue --

The changes to Ireland's licensing terms for oil and gas announced by Pat Rabbitte today (18th June 2014) are cosmetic and will do little to address the State's mismanagement of its valuable resources, according to Shell to Sea.[1]

Shell to Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington said: "These changes are cosmetic, Ireland will continue to rely almost exclusively on a tax on profits as a means of extracting revenue from the oil and gas it has given to private companies. We have seen recently how creative accounting has resulted in corporations such as Apple paying almost no tax on profits in Ireland." [2,3]

Leaders Questions - Policing of the Shell/Corrib project

Clare Daly - TD

Clare Daly raises the question on the need for an independent inquiry into policing in the Corrib.

[Shell to Sea] In his totally pro-Shell reply (he again says the past mistakes were the fault of Enterprise Energy), Enda Kenny states that “Imported serial protestors caused the trouble,”. The Taoiseach claimed that some of the group had travelled from abroad to “give vent to their professional hysterical screeches on the road outside Rossport”.

Posted Date: 
18 June 2014
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