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Rossport Solidarity Camp have organised a Reclaim the Beach party on Glengad beach this weekend, Saturday August 9 and Sunday August 10.
If selected at convention this Sunday, Sinead Gaughan will be the first woman to represent the Fine Gael party for the Belmullet electoral area in the Local Elections. “I wish my colleagues all the best,” Sinead has said this week, “but it is a landmark occasion for me personally. Perhaps goodwill will be on my side considering the unique circumstance of my nomination, we can only wait and see.”
Rural isolation, community apathy, and dwindling school numbers will come into focus this week on TG4’s popular weekly news show 7 Lá. Journalist and broadcaster Piaras Ó Raghallaigh reports from north Mayo where community groups are struggling to survive in the post Celtic Tiger era as remote communities face the reality of funding cuts, red tape, inadequate services and social exclusion.
The already tense situation at Glengad, Belmullet, between anti Shell activists and security staff working at the Shell compound, escalated on Wednesday night, April 22, when at approximately 11.30pm “up to 15 men wearing balaclavas and armed with iron bars and chains entered the compound and threatened the security staff,” according to a Garda statement.
Last night (Thursday) an open meeting was due to take place between Government Ministers Eamon Ryan and Eamon Ó Cuív with community groups Pobal Chill Chomáin, Pobal Le Chéile, Rossport Solidarity Camp, Shell To Sea (Mayo), and members of the Erris community at Inver Community Hall.
Following escalating tensions over the past few weeks between anti-Shell factions and IRMS security staff working at the Shell E&P pipeline landfall site at Glengad, further clashes are imminent this weekend after Shell to Sea are nationally and internationally endeavouring to drum up support for what they are calling a day of action, at 6pm on Saturday, May 9, to remove the fencing around the Glengad site.
Tensions in north Mayo have escalated once again with eight arrests over the weekend and one on Tuesday when a large number of protesters gathered for the summer Rossport Peace Camp. With the Solitaire due to arrive back in Mayo waters in the next month, the Rossport Solidarity Camp has taken up residence in Glengad in a bid to build up the resistance to Shell over the coming weeks and months. Mary Sweeney of the Rossport Solidarity Camp said: “Resistance in Mayo is building again. We’re expecting many waterborne activists from across Europe to arrive over the following weeks. The Solitaire will leave Irish waters once again with no pipeline laid.”
Prominent Shell to Sea campaigner Niall Harnett, Bar Na Cuille, Pullathomas, made an application to Judge Denis McLoughlin at Belmullet District Court on Wednesday for the issuing of four summonses against Superintendent Michael Larkin and Sergeant Gus Moran for an incident which occurred in May of this year.
Reclaim Irish Resources will hold a public meeting tonight on the issue of nationalising Corrib Gas in Richardson’s, Eyre Square, at 8pm.
Rossport residents Willie and Mary Corduff and Vincent McGrath, chairman Pobal Chill Chomáin, met with the Norwegian Ambassador in the Norwegian Embassy in Dublin on Wednesday, in a meeting which was facilitated by the justice and peace group Afri.