"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.”
Land for people not profit: AFRI Famine Walk (May 20, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo)
The Annual Afri Famine Walk will take place on 20 May – the theme of this year's walk is 'land for people not profit', in which they look at the issue of resources in the Niger Delta and Erris in County Mayo.Land, resources and profits lie at the heart of conflicts and at the heart of poverty and inequality throughout the world.Where: Louisburgh, Co. Mayo When: Saturday May 20, 2006This year, they will also be commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mayo's great land reformer, Michael Davitt, thus rendering the theme they have chosen even more appropriate.The distinguished line up of walk leaders includes Christy Moore, Dr. Owens Wiwa, Vincent McGrath and Maureen McGrath.Further information, brochures and sponsorship cards available from Afri,134 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7.