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OVER THE past decade the Shell To Sea protest campaign against the Corrib Gas project in North Mayo has not only made headlines in Ireland but around the world. In that time numerous artists - musicians, authors and poets - have lent their support to the campaign with an array of songs and writings that tell the stories of the issues and personalities involved with great eloquence and power.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to the validity of compulsory acquisition orders for the Corrib gas pipeline project in Mayo.
The Pipe, the award-winning Irish documentary on Rossport’s struggle against the economic might of Shell, will be launched on DVD in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop tomorrow at 6pm.
Dear Minister Pat Rabbitte,
Shell to Sea has called for two days of action this weekend starting today, Friday April 1, and tomorrow Saturday April 2, at Aughoose where members claim that Shell E&P Ireland has started construction work on a 5km tunnel which will go under Sruwaddacon Estuary. However Shell E&P Ireland in response to the accusations from Shell to Sea, issued a statement denying it had started tunnelling works and said it was only carrying out site investigation works in preparation for construction and they had not actually started construction works. The statement from Shell E&P Ireland stated: “Shell E&P Ireland Limited is currently carrying out site investigation work on its own land in Aughoose. This is in preparation for the start of construction work on the onshore pipeline.”
What do people do when the law prevents them from protecting themselves? That’s the question at the heart of The Pipe, a stirring, character-rich documentary from Risteard O’Domhnaill about Shell vs Rossport, Ireland, where the oil company decides to run a gas line, and the community decide otherwise.
THE PIPE, the award-winning Irish documentary on Rossport’s struggle against the economic might of Shell, will be screened in The Eye cinema in Wellpark on Saturday December 4.
A motorised convoy took part in a rally on Sunday in support of jailed Shell to Sea protester Pat O'Donnell. The rally went from Mr O'Donnell's home place at Porturlin, travelled through much of Erris, and finished at Ballyglass Pier fishing port. Mr O'Donnell was sent to Castlerea prison recently for seven months for breaching the peace and obstructing gardaí.
Twelve people were arrested following a protest against the Corrib gas pipeline this week, including previously jailed Rossport Five member and 2007 Goldman Environment Prize winner Willie Corduff.
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.