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mayo / crime and justice / news report Tuesday December 17, 2013 08:27 by Court Reporter 5 comments (last - saturday december 21, 2013 14:49) 10 images 1 video file
Recently appointed Judge Faughnan presided over this month's district court session at Belmullet. Two Shell to Sea related cases were finalised resulting in one campaigner avoiding conviction by receiving the benefit of the probation act and another - local Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway - being convicted and fined E200.
When the Belmullet District court session opened on Wednesday morning there were seven campaigners due to appear in court on charges arising from the ongoing imposition of, and protest against, the Shell Corrib gas project in North West Mayo.
Shell Santa also made an appearance at court bearing gives of alcohol but the Gardaí didn't seem too happy for him to visit them in such a public setting. read full story / add a comment
mayo / crime and justice / news report Thursday December 05, 2013 01:09 by C 2 comments (last - friday december 20, 2013 13:22) 6 images
Last Saturday week (23rd Nov) in Inver Community Hall, the 2013 Peoples' Forum was held entitled "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Who Polices the Police?.
The speakers at the event were Clare Daly TD and Mick Wallace TD, who spoke about the recent penalty points controversy and efforts to reform policing accountability. While Hilary D'Arcy who is doing a doctorate in policing focusing on Corrib spoke on policy accountability and politicisation of the police force and argued that increases in police accountability mainly arise from pressure from social movements. The days events were chaired by Sue Gogan
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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / event notice Tuesday November 19, 2013 02:26 by Erris Local 1 comment (last - thursday november 21, 2013 14:32) 2 images
Come to the people's forum at Inver Community Center on Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday November 15, 2013 13:09 by Rossport Solidarity Reporter 1 image 1 video file 1 audio file
Judge Denis McLoughlin presided over yesterdays monthly sitting of Belmullet district court. Amongst the defendants were 5 people up on charges because of their opposition to the Shell Corrib gas project. Of the Shell related cases only one was heard, resulting in John Monaghan being convicted and fined E350 and disqualified from driving for one year. Of particular note in this case was that some of the evidence that was used to convict Mr Monaghan, came from Sgt Dermot Butler, who was one of the named Gardaí that a former Shell subcontractor claimed helped to transfer the alcohol that he delivered to Belmullet Garda station on behalf of Shell. Also of particular note was that one IRMS security guard also confirmed that IRMS had a practice of profiling certain members of the local community and other campaigners.
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mayo / environment / opinion/analysis Wednesday October 16, 2013 09:32 by Confused Local 1 comment (last - friday october 18, 2013 21:37)
The controversial Shell Corrib gas pipeline project in Co Mayo has suffered a "major" setback after the Commercial Court today granted an order quashing the revised licence issued for the Shell gas terminal at Ballinaboy.
It appears to be a convenient coincidence for shell that this revised licence granted just as this years offshore work began, and was quashed just as the offshore work was complete!
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mayo / crime and justice / news report Saturday September 21, 2013 15:47 by Shelver 2 images 1 video file
Judge Gibbons presided over this months district court in Belmullet. The courtroom was packed with supporters of the 8 Corrib defendants, but none of their cases were heard on the day. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday September 12, 2013 02:41 by Naoise 3 comments (last - friday september 20, 2013 13:50) 11 images
Following recent articles in both The Observer and The Sunday Times newspapers about Shell's use of a sub-contractor to deliver van loads of booze to Belmullet police station, a further delivery awaited Shell's cops yesterday morning as they went into the monthly Belmullet District Court session.
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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday September 04, 2013 08:42 by ags 4 comments (last - saturday january 03, 2015 22:21) 3 images
Sgt James Gill (retired) is threatening Pat “The Chief” O'Donnell with bankruptcy over the defamation case, in which Gill's former classmate, Judge Margaret Heneghan awarded him €33,000 plus legal costs. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / photo-essay Saturday August 31, 2013 18:03 by Shelver 6 comments (last - saturday august 31, 2013 19:10) 31 images
On a physical level the Corrib project comprises of a gas refinery 8km inland at Ballinaboy, an offshore section of pipeline 80km long from the beach at Glengad to the Corrib field 80km to the west under the Atlantic, and the 8km of onshore pipeline between the two, which is currently under construction.
The infrastructure of the project is spread over this area, while the secondary support infrastructure of roads and quarries etc extends further out.
Two of the images are from a Shell planning application, with some more detail of the project overlaid, to give context to the photographs that follow. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Monday July 15, 2013 01:11 by Shell to Sea 1 comment (last - monday july 15, 2013 01:20) 8 images 1 video file
-- Local community forced to act after State agencies ignore danger -- read full story / add a comment
mayo / anti-war / imperialism / event notice Tuesday July 02, 2013 23:30 by anti-war 1 comment (last - thursday july 04, 2013 00:52) 1 image
Margaretta is due to attend Ennis District Court on July 10th 2013 at 10.30am, to face the totally absurd charge that she
“DID INTERFERE WITH THE PROPER USE OF THAT AIRPORT BY GOING ON THE RUNWAY WITHOUT PERMISSION.”
In fact, Margaretta and Niall went on the runway to prevent the IMPROPER use of that civilian airport. And on July 10th Margaretta will represent her views on this matter – without the need of a lawyer – by showing that Shannon’s civilian airport has been IMPROPERLY transformed into a US military base in contravention of Bunreacht na hÉireann and numerous international human rights conventions, including the Convention against Torture. To back up her argument she will arrive at the court with two wheelbarrow loads of hard evidence and a selection of dictionaries to help determine the meaning of the “PROPER”. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Friday June 28, 2013 16:03 by j debender 1 comment (last - friday june 28, 2013 17:21) 4 images
This week has seen large numbers of people continually walking down to Shell's tunneling compound, disrupting work and blocking Shell traffic, and many people from the camp have taken advantage of the sunny weather to spend the days helping locals with turf collecting- many hands make light work! Meanwhile the guards have spent their time patrolling around harassing people on the roads. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Monday June 24, 2013 23:27 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 1 comment (last - tuesday june 25, 2013 09:54) 4 images 1 video file
Today, Monday 24th of June, six people, two piloting kayaks, ventured out onto Sruth Fhada Conn estuary to disrupt the progress of a boat doing surveying work for the Shell Corrib gas project, in a continuation of Rossport Solidarity Camp's week of action. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / news report Sunday June 23, 2013 23:22 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 4 comments (last - friday june 28, 2013 02:14) 1 image
Today, Sunday 23 June, around eighty people stormed a work site of the controversial Shell Corrib Gas project near Rossport, Co. Mayo. Significant damage was caused to construction equipment. This was the latest event in thirteen years of struggle against the project, which faces concerted opposition from residents due to its dangerous, experimental nature. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday June 20, 2013 02:07 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 7 comments (last - wednesday june 26, 2013 13:26) 1 image 1 video file
For immediate release
Issued by Rossport Solidarity Camp
20/06/13 read full story / add a comment
mayo / anti-capitalism / event notice Friday June 07, 2013 11:47 by Margaretta D'Arcy 3 comments (last - thursday june 13, 2013 09:40) 2 video files
Galway Pussy Riot invite you to share with us our act of Holy Foolishness of Punk.
To help build an installation of a funeral pyre at Achillhenge, Achill which is its self is an act of the holy foolishness of punk.
We will metaphysically celebrate the demise of austerity... and all that lot! read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / feature Friday May 10, 2013 17:26 by Rossport Solidarity Camp 5 comments (last - tuesday july 02, 2013 22:33) 4 images 1 video file
Come to the Rossport Solidarity Camp, Pullathomas, Co. Mayo for a week of action in June against Shell’s Corrib Gas Project. This week has been called to coincide with one of Shell’s busiest work times. Come to act in solidarity with the 13 year old campaign in Mayo against Shell’s Corrib Gas Project. The week will be jam packed with a wide variety of actions! There will be something useful for everyone to do, regardless of your experience and skills. The Rossport Solidarity Camp is being erected specifically for this week, and will be taken back down when the week is completed. So if you are planning on traveling to Mayo this summer – make it this week! read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday April 03, 2013 13:03 by RSC 1 comment (last - friday april 05, 2013 03:29) 6 images
On Good Friday the community opposing Shell's Corrib gas project in county Mayo held the 8th annual Good Friday walk to remember the campaigners in Nigeria who were murdered for opposing Shell's destruction of their homeland in 1995. read full story / add a comment
***NATIONAL ANIMAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATION PRESS RELEASE***
ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST CHARLES RIVER & OVAGEN ANIMAL TESTING LABORATORIES IN MAYO
WHEN: Saturday 30th March, from 1pm - 3pm, outside Charles River & Ovagen in Carrentrila, Ballina.
Contact N.A.R.A. spokesperson: Laura Broxson - 086 8729 444 - www.naracampaigns.org read full story / add a comment
We will be travelling to Mayo on Saturday 30th March, to protest the Charles River and Ovagen laboratories in Ballina - we hope you can join us!
WHAT WE NEED: Drivers. If you can offer transport, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
FOR THOSE LEAVING FROM DUBLIN: To book a seat in one of the cars leaving Dublin, please get in touch with us now (email@example.com). Each passenger will need to pay a donation of 15euro each to help cover petrol costs.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: It will be a long day (see below timetable), so please bring a vegan packed lunch with you. read full story / add a comment
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