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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
Occupying the machines in the site
mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 31, 2011 22:28 by j debender   text 3 comments (last - monday september 05, 2011 21:07)   image 7 images   video 1 video file
On Wednesday 31st August at 8am 15 people entered Barrett’s quarry, just outside Bangor Erris in Co. Mayo and stopped work for the whole day, leaving at 5:30pm. Barrett’s is a subcontractor on the Corrib Gas Project, currently bringing truckloads of gravel and hardcore to Shell’s site in Aughoose. 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
Early Morning arm tube lock on in solidarity with Broome community
mayo / environment / news report Friday August 26, 2011 18:54 by Frank   text 1 comment (last - monday august 29, 2011 10:01)   image 1 image
From 6.00am to 9.30am Friday 26th August, three campaigners occupied Aghoos Road, as part of the ongoing protests against the controversial Shell refinery at Bellinaboy. They formed a triangle in the middle of the road using a set of especially made arm-tubes. 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
Fight the pipe!
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday August 23, 2011 23:43 by j debender   image 3 images
Monday 22nd August at 6am, two people locked their arms into concrete barrels in the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and the tunneling compound in Aughoose. The lock-on lasted for 7 hours, stopping all deliveries to the compound during that time.
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IRMS and Gardai working together
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday August 16, 2011 23:26 by j debender   text 3 comments (last - monday september 05, 2011 16:25)   image 13 images
Monday 15th August at 9am a group of 12 people went down to Shell's compound in Aughoose to stop work. Eventually Shell's private security (IRMS) and the Gardaí began working together to police the roads and protect deliveries of equipment to the compound. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Saturday August 13, 2011 23:07 by Sparky   text 2 comments (last - monday august 15, 2011 22:31)   video 2 video files

The UNEP recently issued a report detailing the destructive effects of decades of Shell oil production activities in Ogoniland in Nigeria.

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Work stopped
mayo / environment / news report Thursday August 11, 2011 23:36 by j debender   text 3 comments (last - sunday august 14, 2011 16:48)   image 7 images
Between a mass trespass in the morning, someone blocking the road for 2 and ½ hours by climbing on top of a lorry, and a protest outside Shell's Ballinaboy refinery, Thursday 11th August was a day full of blocking Shell. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday August 10, 2011 22:39 by Brad   image 2 images

Rossport Solidarity Camp members resist the construction of Shell's pipe laying compound at Aughoose which results in I-RMS unlawfully obstructing public highway.

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mayo / environment / news report Wednesday August 10, 2011 15:45 by B   image 1 image

Work was halted at Bord na Mona's Shrahmore peat deposition siteon Monday August 8th by protesters from Rossport Solidarity Camp. From 11am up until 6pm four protesters prevented Barrett's and Lennon's quarry trucks from entering the site with road building gravel. Inside the compound, two of the protesters climbed up onto a digger in order to stop it proceeding with the road construction on the site.

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Bluegrass blockade
mayo / environment / news report Thursday August 04, 2011 23:24 by j debender   text 16 comments (last - monday august 08, 2011 13:56)   image 19 images
Between a concrete lock-on blocking the road for almost 4 hours and a bluegrass country band playing tunes in front of a Shell truck, Wednesday 3rd August was another impressive day of stopping Shell's work on the onshore pipeline of the Corrib Gas Project. 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
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