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mayo / environment / event notice Sunday November 27, 2011 - 15:41 by Get the Shell outta Mayo
There will be a day of Solidarity on Saturday 10th of December 2011, when people are asked to come to Mayo to show their solidarity with the community opposing the Corrib Gas Project. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday November 02, 2011 - 22:27 by Frank   text 3 comments (last - tuesday november 15, 2011 - 14:09)   image 5 images
Last week, an Taisce pulled out of a judicial review challenging the granting of consents in Sruwaddacon Bay as part of the Bellinaboy gas refinery project. Already the subject of a ten year campaign, this was not going to be taken lightly. The local community have been left with very little options, but that had not stopped the determination to fight on. ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Tuesday October 25, 2011 - 19:18 by j debender   text 3 comments (last - wednesday october 26, 2011 - 21:23)   image 10 images   video 1 video file
On Tuesday morning outside Shell's Bellanaboy refinery in Mayo 15 people blocked a Barrett's quarry truck from making a delivery of stone to Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose, halting all other deliveries for the morning. One person got on top of the lorry and was arrested. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday October 11, 2011 - 23:18 by AC   text 1 comment (last - thursday october 13, 2011 - 23:30)
Day of Solidarity, at Shell site, Aughoose, Erris, Co. Mayo and at Solidarity Camp; Friday 11/11/2011 ... read full story / add a comment
IRMS hauling campaigners across a public road
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday September 18, 2011 - 13:04 by Shell to Sea   text 4 comments (last - sunday october 02, 2011 - 20:55)   image 8 images
On Thursday last, the 15th September, Shell's private security force, IRMS continued their practice of using force on the public road as they see fit. Once again the Gardaí sat close by and witnessed this unlawful use of force by IRMS and allowed it to continue unimpeded.

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shell presume their fence is unclimbable
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday September 14, 2011 - 18:50 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - saturday september 17, 2011 - 12:21)   image 15 images
Tuesday 13th September six people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp went down to Shell's tunnelling compound in Aughoose, Co. Mayo to disrupt work. Work was slowed from three separate actions spread over 2 hours as people interfered with fencing work and then two people got up on a tractor making a delivery to the compound. ... read full story / add a comment
Please print and advertise!
mayo / miscellaneous / event notice Tuesday September 13, 2011 - 17:06 by RSC   image 2 images   video 1 video file
All are welcome to the day of mass action against Shell. It will be going on all day, starting 7am. There will be some music entertainment in the evening as well. If you cannot make it, you can still help by printing off the A4 posters from the shell to sea website: http://www.shelltosea.com/content/shell-sea-day-action-...ember ... read full story / add a comment
morning tresspass
mayo / environment / news report Friday August 26, 2011 - 20:12 by j debender   text 2 comments (last - wednesday august 31, 2011 - 16:49)   image 10 images
Between lock-ons, mass trespasses, lorry climbing and a breach of security at Shell's refinery, this week brought a lot of people out protesting. Locals who haven't been out on the roads in years have come out this week, and momentum is building. ... read full story / add a comment
Dublin MEP Paul Murphy and supporters from the Socialist party joined the protest today
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Friday August 26, 2011 - 11:06 by Rossport SC   text 4 comments (last - friday august 26, 2011 - 18:20)   image 11 images   video 1 video file
Local Shell to Sea campaigners and their supporters at Rossport Solidarity Camp are resting after another bizarre day of lows, highs and outright idiocy during their ongoing protest against Shell in co. Mayo. ... read full story / add a comment
IRMS security carrying people off site
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 24, 2011 - 08:04 by Frank   text 2 comments (last - thursday august 25, 2011 - 12:23)   image 7 images
Today 25 people from Rossport Solidarity Camp sustained a barrage of actions against the site Shell is preparing for its tunnel boring machine. Despite 80 security and three vans of gardaí they were unable to keeps the protesters out. In the chaos that ensued one person got through the lines to d-lock themselves to one of the diggers and remained up there stopping work for 4 hours. Elsewhere other diggers had to stop working as protestors approached. ... read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 03, 2011 - 17:27 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - wednesday august 03, 2011 - 23:04)   image 20 images
On Tuesday 2nd August Shell's work was halted for most of the day, only two tractors getting into the Aughoose compound by 3.30pm. There was a heavily increased garda presence with up to 40 guards being drafted in from Roscommon and elsewhere, and four arrests were made. ... read full story / add a comment
8 hour lock-on and still defiant
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday August 03, 2011 - 12:28 by Bob   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 03, 2011 - 12:38)   image 6 images

 


This week saw Shell begin the next stage of their gas project by attempting to extend and secure their compound in Aughoose in preparation to lay the onshore section of the pipeline. This entailed tractors delivering fencing, machinery and other things for them to carry out the work. If all had gone to plan would have had the compound near completion now. However, there was five days of 12 hour blockades which has slowed them down tremendously. Here's a quick round up of the events of last week...


 

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mayo / environment / news report Friday July 29, 2011 - 10:15 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - friday july 29, 2011 - 11:35)

The Shell to Sea national day of action is now in progress in Erris with a WSM member at the scene reporting that all work has been stopped, several fences have been pulled down and up to 30 people are now occupying Shell's compound. This despite the deployment of large number of private security who along with Garda have assaulted campaigners in a failed attempt to stop them gaining access to the site.

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No we will not leave
mayo / environment / news report Friday July 29, 2011 - 00:16 by j debender   text 4 comments (last - monday august 01, 2011 - 20:50)   image 6 images   video 1 video file

From 7am to 7pm on Thursday, the road between Shell's Bellanaboy refinery and the Aughoose compound was virtually shut down by local residents and supporters from the Rossport Solidarity Camp. Between a person sat on top of a tractor and then a tripod in the morning, a blockade of the scaffolding company responsible for getting the tripod removed, then a mass of people blocking the road outside the refinery in the afternoon, it was a brilliantly successful day.

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Concrete lock-on
mayo / environment / news report Thursday July 28, 2011 - 15:49 by j debender   text 2 comments (last - thursday july 28, 2011 - 17:05)   image 5 images
On Wednesday 27th July two people locked their arms into a concrete barrel or 'lock-on,' blocking the road between Shell's Bellanaboy refinery and the tunnelling compound in Aughoose. This stretch of road has been the focus of the protests this week with protesters on bikes and on foot blocking tractors in addition to the tripods and lock-ons. ... read full story / add a comment
Tripod roadblock
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday July 26, 2011 - 11:35 by j debender   text 7 comments (last - tuesday july 26, 2011 - 21:21)   image 18 images
Monday 25th July Shell intended to begin constructing a permanent compound in Aughoose from which to begin laying the offshore pipeline. However in a statement to Midwest radio Shell commented that works had been 'severely impeded' on Monday. Between a 5½ hour tripod blockade in the morning and loads of protesters on bicycles and on foot, the roads remained shut down for quite a lot of the day. ... read full story / add a comment
Tripod erected and occupied
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday July 25, 2011 - 08:15 by Rossport   text 3 comments (last - monday july 25, 2011 - 11:33)   image 2 images
At 6.59 this morning a tripod was erected on the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and their compound at Aughosse, Co Mayo.

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mayo / environment / news report Friday July 22, 2011 - 14:26 by Andrew   text 1 comment (last - friday july 22, 2011 - 21:06)
Rossport Solidarity Camp is reporting that this morning Shell started work at the compound in Aughoose where they intend to start digging the tunnel to house a section of the experimental high pressure raw gas pipeline that has been opposed for a decade by the local community. ... read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday June 29, 2011 - 17:29 by Rossport Solidarity Camp
Greetings from Mayo!
July looks set to be a really busy month. Come up for one of the events listed below or feel free to visit us at any time; there's always loads to do and it's a great chance to learn more about the campaign and get involved. We offer accomodation & food, donations welcome.
Looking forward to seeing you soon, everyone at camp x ... read full story / add a comment
Line formed across road
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday June 29, 2011 - 15:58 by Rossport SC   image 4 images
Three actions in as many days at the Aghoos site in Mayo as protests against Shell continue unabated. ... read full story / add a comment
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