- Upcoming Events
- Solidarity Camp Accommodation Status
1. Upcoming Events
Belmullet District Court, 10.30am, Wed 11th Dec, 2013
- 5 Corrib Campaigners due to appear -
Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway’s court case is due to be heard in Belmullet District Court on the 11th December. Four other Shell to Sea campaigners are also due to appear in court on that day. Support welcome.
In the last week Belmullet Gardaí have been calling into some campaigners in the Dublin area presumably as part of the “nationwide investigation” into protests that took place against Shell this June in Mayo. Garda Hugh Egan, who was one of the Rape tape Gardaí is part of the investigating team that traveled to Dublin.
2. Solidarity Camp Accommodation Status
The camp and camp house are closed at the moment.
At the moment there is no physical camp base, nor is there other “camp” accommodation in the area. The continuous presence that solidarity camp provided since 2005 has ended, at least temporarily.
People and groups wishing to find out about and/or contribute to the campaign against the Corrib gas project still have plenty of accommodation options in the area but these are normal businesses that charge for their accommodation services.
There is still an active solidarity group though and events and opportunities to participate and support the campaign continue to be advertised online on the camp and shell to sea websites and facebook accounts.
Summary of the Peoples’ Forum – Who Polices the Police?
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.
Show of Solidarity from Ireland with the Arctic 30
About 25 people gathered today outside the Shell refinery construction site at Ballinaboy, Co Mayo, in a show of solidarity with 30 environmental activists who are currently imprisoned in Russia.
Belmullet District Court Report, November 2013:
A report written by a campaign journalist:
And one from a local paper:
Youtube Video: Shell Santa visits Belmullet District Court
Radio reporter claims he lost his job over coverage of Corrib Gas controversy:
Well-known broadcaster Liamy MacNally is claiming he was made redundant from Mid West Radio (MWR) because management at the station took issue with his reportage of the Corrib gas project controversy.
From a Prison Cell to a State Luncheon
James Laffey – The Western People
It’s a long way from a cell in Castlerea Prison to an audience with the Garda Commissioner in the opulent surrounds of Farmleigh House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. But if there’s any man who could achieve that turnaround in a few short years its the inimitable firsherman from North Mayo Pat “The Chief” O’Donnell.
Work restarts on Corrib Gas tunnel in Erris – Work was suspended following fatal accident
The Connaught Telegraph
AFTER a break of almost two months, work finally restarted yesterday (Monday) on a €68 million tunnel to bring natural gas inland to the Corrib Gas refinery at Bellanaboy in north Mayo.
Posted Date: 6 November 2013
Key Corrib license quashed by court
Áine Ryan – Mayo News
THE controversial Corrib gas project suffered yet another setback last week when the Commercial Court’s Justice Peter Kelly granted an order quashing the modified EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) license for the refinery at Ballinaboy..
23 October 2013