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mayo / environment / news report Thursday August 13, 2009 - 23:20 by Angel   text 15 comments (last - sunday august 23, 2009 - 00:16)   image 1 image
Niall Harnett will appear at the High Court at Cloverhill in Dublin, Monday 17th August at 11.00am, in order to appeal the extremely restrictive bail terms which were applied to him at Belmullet Court on Thursday, 30th July. Niall is currently serving two consecutive four month jail terms at Castlerea Prison for his part in legitimate acts of civil disobedience and protest against the Corrib Gas Project.
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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Tuesday August 04, 2009 - 13:51 by RSC   text 20 comments (last - wednesday august 05, 2009 - 09:24)   image 5 images
Shell to Sea campaigners Maura Harrington and Niall Harnett were sentenced to four and eight months in jail respectively at Bellmulet district court today. Both protesters have been convicted for taking action as part of a campaign of peaceful civil disobedience against the ill-fated Corrib Gas Project. Maura was given her four month sentence under Section 8 of the Public Order Act; 'failing to comply with the directions of a Garda'. The sentence was handed down in relation to an incident that occurred duing a protest at Shell's 'landfall' compound gate on 30th August 2008. Niall was sentenced to eight months in relation to two separate incidents. He was given a four month sentence under Section 8 of the Public order act, and another four months under Section 2, for the supposed assault of a Garda. ... read full story / add a comment
Niall with Garda Hugh Egan MY101
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday July 31, 2009 - 23:12 by Jen Debender   text 36 comments (last - monday september 07, 2009 - 19:41)   image 15 images   video 1 video file
In Bellmullet court on Thursday, five Shell to Sea protesters were up for hearings on charges ranging from last August 2008 to this June 2009. Judge Anderson dismissed several charges on technical points but was very harsh in serving two of the campaigners with four and eight month prison sentences.
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mayo / crime and justice / news report Wednesday July 22, 2009 - 19:20 by Cathar   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 23, 2009 - 11:44)
IRMS are still failing to wear identity badges. Part conyents of letter from local Resident to PSA. ... read full story / add a comment
Irish Navy gunboat on Satruday watching the Rossport Solidarity Camp
mayo / environment / feature Wednesday July 08, 2009 - 00:03 by Andrew   text 10 comments (last - thursday july 09, 2009 - 15:05)   image 5 images   video 1 video file
I arrived in occupied Erris on Friday evening having travelled down to take part in a national meeting of Shell to Sea groups. It had been a busy week for the campaign as the state had reacted to the ongoing resistance to Shell in Erris by seizing fishing boats, sending 7 people to jail without trial and banning two more from Co. Mayo. Not only had hundreds of state forces including the police, navy, air force and possibly the army been deployed to suppress protest in Erris but those of us doing solidarity work elsewhere had found from time to time that we were being followed by the secret police. ... read full story / add a comment
The Solitaire
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday July 06, 2009 - 17:34 by TD   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 09, 2009 - 12:08)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
The footage for the first video, Shell to Sea : Loitering with intent near the Rossport Solidarity Camp, people's champion Margaretta D'Arcy investigates was shot on 29th June close to and at the rear of the Rossport Solidarity Camp, when the behemoth pipe-laying vessel, the Solitaire, was laying the pipe connecting Shell's Glengad compound and the gas head and when the camp was overtly and intimidatory policed with Gardai at the front and rear sandwiching the Shell to Sea activists and it was the latter melange of Guards and their black attired Public Order cohorts that the redoubable and much loved Margaretta D'Arcy confronted.
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mayo / crime and justice / press release Friday July 03, 2009 - 18:40 by S2S   text 1 comment (last - friday july 03, 2009 - 19:14)
Yesterday in Westport District Court, Judge Mary Devins issued a bench warrant for a Shell to Sea protestor, who was appearing in the High Court, appealing his remanding in custody at the same time. While the Gardaí in Westport didn't seek to have the bench warrant issued and informed the court that protestor Eoin Lawless was appearing in the High Court at that time, Judge Devins insisted upon issuing a bench warrant. ... read full story / add a comment
Judge Devins leaving Ballina court
mayo / environment / feature Tuesday June 30, 2009 - 01:40 by Rudiger   text 51 comments (last - monday july 06, 2009 - 18:58)   image 2 images
This evening, Judge Mary Devins jailed seven Shell to Sea protesters at a special sitting of Ballina District Court. The seven protesters were arrested yesterday along with two others who were released on bail. The four women and three men who were jailed were remanded to appear at court this Friday, 3 July at 10:30 in the morning. The four women's cases will next be held in Court 44 in the Four Courts, while the three men's cases will be held in Harristown. Of the nine arrested yesterday, five were arrested for a lock-on, one for a climbing a tripod and thee others for walking across a road. For a report on these arrests read Indymedia article: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/92934 ... read full story / add a comment
Shell's Air Corps EC135 P2
mayo / anti-capitalism / news report Monday June 29, 2009 - 06:14 by FSB!   text 45 comments (last - monday july 13, 2009 - 13:54)   image 49 images   video 3 video files   audio 1 audio file
Sunday June 28th saw the most intense burst of direct action against Shell in Erris so far in this phase of the campaign to thwart the Great Gas Robbery and the destruction of Erris along with its community. A tripod on a road bridge near McGrath's Bar held up vital repair gear for the pipeline winching operation for over four hours. This was followed up by a five-person lock-on on the same road a bit nearer the Shell compound. Together, they delayed winching operations for twelve hours, and there were nine arrests in all. Meanwhile, three Solidarity Campers managed to sneak into the Shell compound at Glengad and get out without being arrested. ... read full story / add a comment
Michael Dwyer posing with four pistols in Bolivia
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Friday June 26, 2009 - 14:04 by Andrew   text 63 comments (last - monday august 19, 2013 - 11:05)   image 26 images   video 3 video files   1 attached file
In any country with a half way critical media, the last few months would have been disastrous for Shell. In a crucial period in Shell’s imposition of an experimental gas pipeline on the people of Erris it emerges that Michael Dwyer, one of the security guards on this project, was part of an attempt to trigger a civil war in Bolivia. Soon after that it became clear that at least three others who had worked as security guards at the Shell compound had travelled to Bolivia with Dwyer and were wanted there for questioning. Some, it emerged, had links to fascist organizations in Eastern Europe. ... read full story / add a comment
Shell's Gardai blocking access to public beach this morning - 1
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday June 25, 2009 - 11:09 by FSB! et al   text 46 comments (last - tuesday june 30, 2009 - 00:45)   image 12 images   audio 1 audio file
In a reprise of last year's repeated arrests on the waters of Broadhaven Bay, Shell's Gardai have arrested Pat 'the Chief' O'Donnell and his son Jonathan while they were fishing in Broadhaven Bay this morning. Their two boats were commandeered by Gardai and brought to Ballyglass pier under tow and naval escort. Gardai claim that the two boats were 'loitering', the new term for criminalising fishermen exercising their rights to fish in their native waters. Pat's brother Martin is currently still on the water in the bay fishing in his boat. Meanwhile the Solitaire is less than an hour away from arriving off Glengad. ... read full story / add a comment
Pat 'The Chief' O'Donnell
mayo / environment / news report Thursday June 25, 2009 - 00:15 by S2S   image 1 image
The last few days have seen some very interesting developments in the situation after Pat O'Donnell's boat was sunk. First of all, we had an appeal from Pat for State protection (see below) to the Gardai on Sunday. This was read out in full on local radio on Wednesday, and it went into some other media coverage too. Following on from this, the Gardai called out to Mr. O'Donnell, and asked him what he wanted in terms of protection – his reply was: a 500 metre exclusion zone around his boat, and a Garda RIB to accompany him when he goes out. They agreed to the second one, and didn't really comment on the first(!).

Two swimmers were also arrested this evening Wednesday, despite being well outside Shell's so-called exclusion zone. Well, the 200+ Gardai up here have to justify their existence somehow... ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Sunday June 14, 2009 - 01:24 by The Fox   text 1 comment (last - sunday june 14, 2009 - 14:35)
reclaiming the beach
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday June 02, 2009 - 18:23 by jerry   text 6 comments (last - sunday june 14, 2009 - 12:39)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
Part of the Shell causeway extending into the sea at Glengad was yesterday evening removed by Shell to Sea protesters. This was in protest at the illegal blocking of access to the public beach and to oppose the forcing of this unsafe project on the local community and the giveaway of Ireland's natural resources.
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