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The Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan and Minister for Community, Rural, and Gaeltacht Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív will attend the Community Forum for Development in North West Mayo in Belmullet this Monday, during a chaotic period where escalating tensions in the local community continue to grow .
Reclaim Irish Resources will hold a public meeting tonight on the issue of nationalising Corrib Gas in Richardson’s, Eyre Square, at 8pm.
The arrival of the world’s largest pipe laying ship, the Solitaire, in Broadhaven Bay as it attempts to lay a gas pipeline to connect the Corrib gas project’s inshore refinery with the gas field at sea has fuelled tensions in Erris this week.
Local Erris fishermen, Pat, Tony, Martin, and Jonathan O’Donnell, have been guaranteed protection at sea by gardaí through the presence of a Garda vessel and the issuing of an exclusion zone around the fishermen’s boats.
Five women and four men, with addresses in Ireland, the UK, and France, appeared before a special sitting of Ballina District Court on Monday evening, arising out of public order charges following a Shell to Sea protest at Glengad last Sunday. Seven of the nine were remanded in custody until today (Friday July 3).
Retired schoolteacher and leading Shell to Sea campaigner Maura Harrington received her fourth jail sentence this year when she was sentenced to three months in jail for assault and trespassing—at Belmullet District Court on Wednesday. This sentence came a day after a two-year driving disqualification was imposed on her at a Ballina District Court sitting.
The Corrib Gas Partners have insisted that the proposed Corrib gas pipeline is safe and meets all international standards and industry best practice. Their comments were made this week following an announcement by An Bord Pleanála that it would defer its decision on the onshore pipeline. This is the third delay on the decision regarding this onshore section of the pipeline which was originally due on August 10.
A Shell to Sea campaigner gave a sworn undertaking at Ballina District Court this week that he would not partake in any protests in relation to Shell to Sea until after September 2010, when a suspended sentence which was imposed on the Glenamoy man last year would expire.
The Shell to Sea campaign has suffered a blow as one of its leading activists was found guilty of two separate public order offences committed while protesting against the gas pipeline.
Three Shell to Sea protesters who were involved in a protest in September 2008, while taking part in a vehicle protest throughout the Erris area in support of Maura Harrington’s hunger strike, blocked in and surrounded an unmarked Garda car, were each sentenced to six months in jail after they refused to undertake community service.