"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.”
DAY 14: Kilcock to Liffey Valley - 13.2 miles (21.3 km)
A short run into Dublin County after reaching the 200 mile mark just outside Maynooth, which was celebrated with a roadside feast of Wexford strawberries. A visitor from the Niger Delta joined in at Leixlip, and he was taken aback by the photographs on display on the trailer... images of oil devastation from his homeland. A timely reminder of what the people of Erris are fighting for. The final meeting took place in Newcastle, where health & safety, the global environment and a political discussion wrapped up the business end of The Long Walk.