"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
The recently formed ?People Before Profit Alliance/Davitt League? has issued an open invitation to a public meeting next Wednesday, 5 April at 8pm in the Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square.Speakers include Cllr Catherine Connolly, Tom Seale (member of Kilconnell anti-dump group), Micheal O Sheighin (Rossport Five), Su Ming Ku (NUIG lecturer Sociology/Political Science), Maura Harrington (Davitt League) and Eamon McCann (Derry Socialist/Environmental Alliance). The meeting will be chaired by Michael Punch, a lecturer at Trinity College (People Before Profit Alliance).The aim of the meeting is to discuss how interested individuals and activists from diverse groups can work together and campaign for a real change for people in this country and put people before profit. It will also discuss forming a People Before Profit Alliance/Davitt League group in Galway.The People Before Profit Alliance/Davitt League was formally established iN October 2005 by people from a variety of local campaigns. More information on the group is available at www.people-before-profit.org.