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The controversial N6 Galway City Transport Project ring road routes must not divide Galwegians into warring bands “advocating the concerns of one area of the city over another”, but instead lead to unified opposition with a “total Galway perspective” a new protest group has announced.
A number of representatives from the Socialist Party were due to come to north Mayo yesterday to join in with Shell to Sea protesters at Shell’s tunnelling compound at Aghoos. The Socialist Party delegation was headed by Dublin MEP Paul Murphy, who took over the seat won by Joe Higgins at the last European elections following Higgins’ election to the Dáil in February. The group joined local protesters at the tunnelling compound yesterday (August 25).
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.”