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Quotes

Terence Conway

"Shell have no planning for the 92 metres of onshore pipe at Glengad, and An Bord Pleanála have acknowledged this fact, yet the Ministers continue to do nothing when faced with this breach of the law by Shell.”

— Shell to Sea spokesperson - Terence Conway

Andy Storey

“We are giving away hundreds of millions of euros to multinational companies at a time when our health, education, and other services are being decimated"

— Andy Storey - Afri Chairperson

Benny McCabe

“I have worked as a human rights observer with the UN, the EU and the OSCE in Cambodia, the Balkans, South Africa and in many post-conflict situations, but I have never been treated the way I was in Glengad in late June last year”

— Benny McCabe - Human Rights Observer and former Garda Sergeant

Tony McNamara

There was one occasion where it was reported that there was a baton charge on protestors,”

“In fact, there was technical deployment of batons by a sergeant and seven gardaí.”

— Retired Chief Superintendent Tony McNamara

James Laffey

"Almost a decade later I can still recall my utter astonishment when officials from the Health and Safety Authority told the hearing that dumping 500,000 tonnes of peat on the side of a hill in an area with a history of landslides was not a risk to public safety. It was one of those moments when you began to wonder if logic could be bad for your health."

— James Laffey - Editior of the Western People

Albert Einstein

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

— Albert Einstein

Gandhi

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,then they fight you, then you win. "

— Gandhi

Gandhi

"We do not seek conflict, we know the strength of the forces arrayed against us. Know that because of them we can only use peaceful means, but we are determined that justice will be done!"

— Mohandas K. Gandhi

John Egan

"Ever since the hanging of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other activists in 1995, this region has been seething with anger. Saro-Wiwa had been fighting against environmental degradation of his native Ogoniland by the Shell oil company."

— John Egan then BBC journalist - April 1999 (now a Shell Ireland director)

Aldo Leopold

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

— Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac