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mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Thursday April 22, 2010 18:12 by Shell to Sea   text 2 comments (last - saturday april 24, 2010 21:02)
Niall Harnett was today (Wednesday) sentenced to six months in Castlerea prison at Ballina Circuit court, for protests against Shell's proposed experimental pipeline. Mr Harnett had a sentence of six months imposed after refusing to undertake satisfactory community service. The sentence was in relation to a 'Reclaim the Beach' protest in the summer of 2008 where Mr Harnett went to the aid of another protestor who was being assaulted by Gardai. He also had a five month sentence confirmed by the court – these sentences will be served concurrently. Mr Harnett further had a two year driving ban affirmed. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / environment / event notice Tuesday April 20, 2010 12:44 by Roowyrm   image 1 image
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mayo / environment / news report Monday April 19, 2010 08:03 by Solidaritywiththechief   text 10 comments (last - friday april 23, 2010 08:23)   image 1 image
Around 25 activists have set up 2 blockades around the Shell Gas terminal in Bacton, Norfolk, UK in solidarity with Pat O'Donnell & the community in Rossport, Mayo and against the destruction of environment and communities by Shell world-wide. read full story / add a comment
Jerry Cowley at the Labour Party Conference
mayo / environment / other press Saturday April 17, 2010 14:55 by Mubara   text 5 comments (last - tuesday april 20, 2010 11:40)   image 1 image

The Shell manager who accepted the latest load of letters from objectors to the Shell project just last week turns out to be the son of a (former) Labour politician. A politician who always campaigned hard on Corrib, but on behalf of the multi-national, not his constituents.

So it was a bit of a surprise to see Jerry Cowley, wealthy Barrister and GP, and once supposedly a supporter of the Shell to Sea campaign, sign up for Labour yesterday. read full story / add a comment
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / press release Wednesday April 14, 2010 16:47 by Community of Kilcommon   text 4 comments (last - friday april 16, 2010 09:55)   image 2 images
---Corrib project has been imposed through 'harassment' of the local community---

409 letters have been delivered from members of the community of Kilcommon to Shell's Belmullet offices today Monday. The letter outlines their refusal to meet with representatives of the company while Pat O'Donnell remains in jail and the imposition of the Corrib gas project continues without community consent. The letters detail a large number of grievances that the local community have with the imposition of the project, and state that people are refusing to meet with Shell while what “effectively amounts to ongoing and escalating physical and psychological harassement” continues in the area.

The letters dismiss as hollow Shell's proposed 'consultation', in the context of the fact that the current and previous Managing Directors of the company have publicly stated that the project will not be changed in any way in response to community concerns. read full story / add a comment
mayo / consumer issues / event notice Wednesday April 14, 2010 13:30 by Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services
AIMS Ireland are holding a Fundraising Yoga evening in aide of the Irish Guide to a Healthy Birth, a new resource booklet to help women and families make informed choices and explore care options during pregnancy and birth. read full story / add a comment
mayo / consumer issues / event notice Monday April 12, 2010 10:38 by AIMS Ireland
Yoga Evening with Esther Moser
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mayo / environment / news report Friday April 02, 2010 22:55 by Rising Tide   text 3 comments (last - wednesday april 07, 2010 09:24)   image 4 images
Activists from Bristol and Bath Rising Tide visited the Shell garage in Muller Road, Eastville at 8.30am on Thursday 1st April to highlight the repression experienced by communities in County Mayo, Ireland who are trying to stop Shell building an onshore high pressure pipeline and gas refinery. read full story / add a comment
Watching them watching us back in June
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / feature Thursday April 01, 2010 08:21 by Andrew N Flood   text 12 comments (last - tuesday april 27, 2010 15:42)   image 1 image
Around the time of the visit of Shell’s pipe-laying ship the Solitaire in June it became clear that the Gardai had been told that they could do anything to remove Shell to Sea campaigners from the scene and they would be looked after. Rulings from the district court, in particular the denial of bail to 7 campaigners charged with the most minor of public order offences removed people with vital water skills from the area by interning them in Mountjoy and Castlerea prisons. Local fisherman Pat O’Donnell had one of his boat sunk from under him when four masked men boarded the boat in the middle of the night and held Pat and the other crew member at gun point while they sabotaged the boat leading to its sinking. When Pat took to sea in another boat as the Solitaire arrived he was arrested under the Public Order Act for loitering and once more sent to prison leaving the way clear for the Solitaire. read full story / add a comment
Garda Supt. Michael Larkin responsible for Unlawful Detention of Protesters.
mayo / environment / news report Tuesday March 30, 2010 13:13 by Niall Harnett   text 9 comments (last - friday april 09, 2010 22:29)   image 10 images   video 1 video file
On Thursday 25th March 2010 at Belmullet District Court, charges against 9 Shell to Sea protesters were withdrawn or dismissed by Judge Gerard Haughton, because the '9' had been unlawfully detained following their arrest and they were not brought to court 'as soon as practicable', amounting to a 'conscious and deliberate violation of their constitutional rights'.

In the 'test' case of Mr Eoin Lawless, potentially effecting all of the 9, the court ruled that the accused was/were held for an unreasonable amount of time before being charged, they were denied 'station bail' and were unreasonably delayed before being brought to court to allow them to apply for release on bail. Barrister Leo Mulrooney, acting for the 9, had put it to Garda Superintendent Michael Larkin that he had failed in his duty to vindicate the rights of the prisoners, and when asked to account to the court for his inaction, Judge Gerard Haughton expressed dissatisfaction with Supt. Larkin's explanation. read full story / add a comment
Banners on display at the gates
mayo / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday March 28, 2010 15:29 by FSB!   text 8 comments (last - monday march 29, 2010 16:43)   image 35 images
After a week when nearly all the court cases against Shell to Sea campaigners were defeated, withdrawn or thrown out, over a hundred opponents of the Great Oil & Gas Robbery from all around the country gathered outside the gates of Castlerea Prison this Saturday afternoon to protest the continuing imprisonment of their good friend and Shell to Sea colleague Pat O'Donnell. read full story / add a comment
Many of the 27 at a previous court appearance, in the front row Niall is far right, Pat is in the middle and Maura is on the far left
mayo / environment / feature Wednesday March 24, 2010 13:06 by Andrew N Flood   text 8 comments (last - monday august 16, 2010 15:42)   image 1 image
This week as it was revealed in the Irish Times that 20 months after entering into a legal agreement with local fishermen Shell has still not submitted an application as required to the Environmental Protection Agency to review the emissions licence for the experimental gas pipeline it is imposing on the people of Erris. Yet this week 27 Shell to Sea campaigners are being prosecuted on behalf of Shell in the local courts and today one of them received three five month sentences. read full story / add a comment
Criminalising of community continues....
mayo / environment / news report Sunday March 21, 2010 15:11 by Rudiger   text 4 comments (last - tuesday march 23, 2010 14:33)   image 1 image
Next week 27 people will face hearing in court in relation to protesting against the Shell's inland refinery and experimental pipeline. A week has been put aside in Belmullet District as a Shell to Sea "special sitting" but as Judge Devins said when putting some in some people for hearing dates, “no preduice can be seen because of its being put into the special sitting”. read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / event notice Thursday March 18, 2010 11:10 by R   text 1 comment (last - friday may 28, 2010 12:16)
Saturday, 22 May 2010

Doolough, Co. Mayo

Beginning 2pm

Organised by Afri in partnership with Trócaire and the Irish Seed Savers Association.

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Castlerea Prison Gathering at the Gates.
mayo / environment / news report Sunday March 14, 2010 19:02 by Roowyrm and Niall   text 15 comments (last - thursday march 18, 2010 15:11)   image 35 images   video 1 video file
Musicians and singers, residents of Erris and Shell to Sea supporters from around the country gathered together at Castlerea prison on Saturday 13th March for a public demonstration of solidarity and support for prisoner Pat O'Donnell.

Special thanks to Frances Black for the pleasure of her company and her singing, and to all the musicians which included Gregory Daly on flute, Gerry Harrington on fiddle, Ciara Daly on flute, Seamus and Fiachna O'Mongain on concertina and accordion, Joe Carey on accordion, Rob O'Foghlu on bodhran, Seamus Mac Mathuna on flute, Ide Nic Mhathuna on concertina, Mystery Guest on guitar, singers Naoise O'Mongain, Astrid Ni Mhongain, Brid Smith and Finbar Cafferkey …

… And to Benny Canavan on the pipes who led a march from the prison gates along the prison walls to the prison doors.
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Pat is 32 Days in Jail this Saturday 13th March.
mayo / environment / event notice Friday March 12, 2010 00:01 by Shell to Sea   text 4 comments (last - friday march 12, 2010 16:44)   image 1 image
Seisiún Ceoil outside Castlerea Prison in support of Pat O Donnell this Saturday 13th March from 2pm to 6pm.

Frances Black will join a host of musicians and singers to make music in support of the Chief who us entering his second month in prison at Castlerea.

Bring your instruments and join us for ceol agus craic this Saturday in Castlerea, Co Roscommon. read full story / add a comment
mayo / crime and justice / event notice Thursday March 11, 2010 14:04 by AB
Frances Black has confirmed that she will play at the concert in Castlerea on Satuday 13th March. The concert will begin at 2 and run until 6. Several artists have confirmed they will be there. Bring a picnic and help bring down the walls with music! read full story / add a comment
mayo / miscellaneous / news report Wednesday March 10, 2010 16:11 by NIFC   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 13, 2010 13:11)   image 1 image
Pictures and video of actor/writer Malachy McCourt, US Senate candidate Randy Credeico, Radop Free Eireann Hosts John McDonagh and Sandy Boyer along with various activists from the NIFC holding the 'FREE PAT - HELD HOSTAGE BY SHELL'' banner, as well handing out information about S2S can be viewed at the website linked below. Don't know how to get them posted here but if anyone else does please feel free to do so. Victory to the people of Mayo! read full story / add a comment
Pat's wife Mary O'Donnell with daughters Aisling and Rachel.
mayo / environment / feature Monday March 01, 2010 14:45 by Rossport Solidarity Camp   text 43 comments (last - thursday april 29, 2010 14:31)   image 26 images
100 cars gathered today at noon in the fishing village of Porturlin, Pat O'Donnell's home, for a rally to Ballyglass pier on the Mullet peninsula in support of 'the Chief' who has been in Castlerea prison since 10th February.

The cavalcade travelled from Porturlin, out by Rossport, over to Glengad, up by Bellanaboy, into Belmullet and out to Ballyglass pier. read full story / add a comment
mayo / environment / other press Wednesday February 24, 2010 19:27 by maigh eo   text 1 comment (last - wednesday february 24, 2010 21:56)   image 1 image
The Mayo News carries a report that Rose Conway Walsh has condemned the imprisonment of Pat O'Donnell. The Erris fisherman has been jailed for seven months for supposedly obstructing a garda during an incident in which over sixty other people were involved. Many people have speculated that the gardaí picked on him becasue of his long track record of opposition to the Corrib Gas project.

The Sinn Féin Councillor also talks about the methods of documentary maker Gerry Gregg, calling his TV3 documentary she said had "done nothing but divide the community". read full story / add a comment
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