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Come spend your May bank holiday weekend in Solidarity!
mayo / environment / news report Friday April 20, 2012 12:32 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   image 1 image
The next Day of Solidarity is Friday 4th May. Actions will start first thing Friday morning, so please arrive on Thursday night. Food and accommodation provided, donations welcome. There may be buses or lift shares coming from Dublin Cork or Galway so please get in touch if you need a lift or are able to offer one. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Thursday April 19, 2012 14:04 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 2 comments (last - sunday april 22, 2012 12:04)   image 6 images
This morning work was held up at the Shell Glengad and Aughoose compounds by a truck occupation. read full story / add a comment
Outside the Glengad compound
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday April 08, 2012 18:38 by Shelver   image 5 images
This year's Good Friday walk in Kilcommon took place from Glengad to Aghoos along the L1202. This is the road beside Sruth Mhada Chonn estuary - where Shell intend to bore a tunnel to house 5km of the 8km planned onshore Corrib gas pipeline.

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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday April 04, 2012 16:05 by Rossport Solidarity Camp
On friday the 30th of March at 6.45am 30 campaigners took to the roads at Aghoos, County Mayo, in solidarity with the local community in Kilcommon parish opposed to Shell's Corrib gas project. As with previous days of solidarity, Shell called off all haulage to both Aghoos and Glengad construction sites for the onshore Corrib gas pipeline. read full story / add a comment
On top of the Barrett's lorry
mayo / environment / news report Saturday March 10, 2012 21:32 by j debender   text 1 comment (last - thursday may 17, 2012 14:32)   image 4 images
Friday 9th March, two people walked up to Shell's compound and began stopping vehicles going in. As several trucks slowed down one person seized the moment to climb on top of a Barretts' quarry truck, blocking the road outside Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose. She stayed on top of the lorry for about 2 hours, then got down without being arrested. read full story / add a comment
The ex-sergeant himself
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Saturday March 10, 2012 18:46 by Press release   text 7 comments (last - saturday january 03, 2015 22:10)   image 3 images
Friday 9th March at 6.30pm a group of two-dozen campaigners and Erris residents gathered outside the Broadhaven Bay Hotel in Belmullet, Co. Mayo where ex 'rape tape' Sergeant James Gill was having his retirement party. read full story / add a comment
Concrete lock-on blocking Shell's haulage route
mayo / environment / news report Thursday March 08, 2012 20:26 by j debender   text 1 comment (last - friday march 09, 2012 10:20)   image 5 images
At 7.30am on Thursday 8th March, a group of people from the Rossport Solidarity Camp blocked Shell's haulage route between Ballinaboy refinery and Shell's tunneling compound in Aughoose. They set up a concrete lock-on which two people inserted their arms into, making it very difficult for gardaí to remove them. read full story / add a comment
Another Corrib special sitting
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Tuesday March 06, 2012 20:52 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 8 comments (last - friday march 09, 2012 22:29)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Between the 20th and 24th of February 2012, 19 campaigners were tried at a 'special sitting' of Belmullet District Court, for alleged offences arising from protest against the Corrib gas project. Most of those tried were for Section 8 and 9 of the Public Order Act. Section 9 is obstructing 'the free passage of a person/vehicle’ in a public place and section 8 is failure to obey the directions of a Garda.

Overall the judge came down very heavily on the defendants. The hearings began only one week after public criticism from the minister for Justice Alan Shatter against what he called “protest tourism”. One campaigner received a prison sentence and three others received suspended sentences. Fines for all cases totalled €8350. read full story / add a comment
Locals show their solidarity with many from the Rossport Solidarity Camp who are in court
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday February 22, 2012 22:54 by j debender   text 15 comments (last - monday march 05, 2012 00:58)   image 6 images
On Tuesday Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway was handed two 3-month prison sentences for protesting against Shell's Corrib Gas Project. Throughout the week local residents have been protesting on the roads while many of their supporters are up in court in Belmullet, which so far has resulted in fines totalling 5,825 euro. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday February 21, 2012 11:20 by j debender   text 8 comments (last - friday february 24, 2012 10:15)
In Belmullet district court on Monday 20th February, 6 campaigners were
convicted of a total of 13 charges between them with fines totaling 3,035
euros. While this went on, local residents blocked Shell's haulage route
between Bellanaboy refinery and the compound in Glengad.
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mayo / environment / news report Monday February 20, 2012 20:13 by Shell To Sea   text 3 comments (last - monday february 20, 2012 20:21)   image 19 images
Music, dancing, games and a bit of trespassing. read full story / add a comment
Stop criminalising our community
mayo / environment / news report Sunday February 19, 2012 23:28 by j debender   image 1 image
On Monday February 20th the Belmullet courthouse in Co. Mayo will be full of campaigners opposing the Corrib Gas Project. Nineteen people are facing 80 charges between them for civil disobedience, and this week has been set aside as a special sitting for the campaigners. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Monday February 13, 2012 15:49 by Rudiger   text 2 comments (last - monday february 13, 2012 15:57)   image 14 images
Yesterday up to 50 people walked from Aughoose Church to Shell's newly established compound in Glengad, removing Shell road haulage signs. read full story / add a comment
Occupy Shell
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday February 06, 2012 19:47 by Shelver   image 1 image   video 1 video file
Last weekend some members of the Irish Occupy camps came to stay at the Rossport Solidarity Camp. There was good numbers already on the camp for winter and so along with our fellow city based campers we numbered 25 – 30. We decided to try shut down Shell’s Aghoos tunnelling compound for the morning. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Saturday January 28, 2012 14:37 by Frank
Update from co. Mayo on two weeks of actions against Shell read full story / add a comment
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mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 16, 2012 18:02 by camper   text 2 comments (last - saturday january 28, 2012 19:12)   image 5 images
IRMS security hired by shell, occupying the State owned site yet again, demonstrated their lack of concern for health and safety. Outside police pushed protesters off the road, while one halted lorry driver expressed his intentions to police that he would clear the road by driving into protestors. Later spirits were high as police did not even attempt to clear the road when over 15 protesters lay down to block a lorry, which had to be diverted. Later the police returned and used brute force to push people off the road. They hospitalized one protestor.
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mayo / environment / news report Friday January 13, 2012 20:22 by M   text 3 comments (last - monday january 30, 2012 02:47)   image 5 images
The morning we would occupy the quarry headed by Lennon inc. (which is located about half an hour's drive away from rossport solidarity camp), began peacefully with few clouds in the sky and surprisingly, absolutely no wind, which I noticed as I walked by the still wind turbines planted beside the camp's communal kitchen and living room. read full story / add a comment
Truck & tree-cutter
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday January 10, 2012 22:35 by JC   text 2 comments (last - wednesday january 11, 2012 18:41)   image 8 images
Disruption to the felling of the Coillte woodland for Shell's planned onshore pipeline (along with the stopping of haulage trucks to the Aughoose compound), continued today as protestors intercepted a specialist 8-track tree felling machine between the Aughoose tunnelling compound and Leenamore forest. read full story / add a comment
Campaigner climbing tree cutting machine
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Monday January 09, 2012 23:09 by TnT   text 3 comments (last - tuesday january 10, 2012 21:04)   image 9 images
Shell today began to cut down a Coillte plantation in the village of Leenamore, Co. Mayo. This surprise move marks the beginning of their attempts to prepare the 4km stretch of land between the Aughoose tunnelling compound and the Bellanaboy refinery. Despite a large Garda and private security presence, campaigners entered the tree felling area and halted work. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / news report Saturday January 07, 2012 17:15 by C   text 5 comments (last - sunday february 19, 2012 00:24)   image 6 images
Yesterday saw the first disruption of Shell's work of the New Year with a quickly organised protest called for 10am outside Bellanaboy. Overall Shell's work yesterday was stopped for 2 hours and in a further protest today (Saturday), work was stopped for a further 2 & 1/2 hours. read full story / add a comment
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