Shell's prosecutions failing in Belmullet


In order to break the resistance of the inhabitants of Erris to the Shell experimental gas pipeline dozens of people are now being prosecuted. Belmullet District Court is in the second day of a special 3 day session to carry out Shell's prosecutions. But things are not going Shell's way, of the 16 people being prosecuted in yesterdays session only one prosecution resulted in a fine.

Retired teacher Maura Harrington jailed for 4th time this year over opposition to Shell refinery


Retired school principal Maura Harrington has been jailed for the fourth time this year in connection with her opposition to Shell’s experimental inland refinery and high-pressure pipeline in north Mayo.

Community Development Projects protest Tuesday 8th September


CDP - Call to Action

Tuesday 8th September
SIPTU, Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Dublin march against cutbacks in community services


"As part of SIPTU's campaign a major protest is being organised against the critical underfunding in the sector and the savage cuts proposed by Colm McCarthy’s “Bord Snip Nua” report.

"We are encouraging all workers, activists and communities to make every effort to show you support on:

Wednesday 30th September
Parnell Square, Dublin 1

A personal account of the annual Orange Order parades from Belfast to Bangor


After hearing about Slugger O’Toole’s day in the Orange, I jumped at the chance of finding out more about this annual event which brings hundreds of thousands onto the streets across Northern Ireland. As the day progressed I was converged with a mixture of emotions, soon drained away by tiredness and an element of boredom.

Dublin Shell to Sea protest at Green party convention


The Green party are holding a special convention on the Programme for Government and the Lisbon Treaty this Saturday. The convention is on in the Hilton hotel at Charlemont Place, Dublin 2.
Dublin Shell to Sea are holding a protest outside the convention at 1 o clock.

Protest 1 o clck at the Hilton Hotel in Charlemont Dublin2 (hotel marked by the H)

Reports from the Shell supply ship occupation in Killybegs


On Monday July 6th Shell to Sea protesters broke through a weak spot in the armada deployed to defend the Solitaire, the supply port in Killybegs.

Shell's Armada in Broadhaven bay, Rossport a video guide


Shot this on Saturday morning, someone from the Rossport Solidarity Camp narrates the various components of the Shell armada in the bay and what they have been used for

After the Ryan Report...The Next Big Scandal?


The Ryan report into the abuse that occurred in the industrial and reformatory schools – which were run by the religious orders and supposedly under the supervision of the state – has recently been released. At this system’s height there were 7,998 children in the care of the state. Since the release of the report we have heard politicians rushing to condemn this system and saying how shocking it was. I find it incredible to hear the politicians pandering to the press in their condemnation of the old industrial school system when they know that children under their care in 2009 are being neglected still.

A weekend in Erris at the national Shell to Sea meeting


I arrived in occupied Erris on Friday evening having travelled down to take part in a national meeting of Shell to Sea groups. It had been a busy week for the campaign as the state had reacted to the ongoing resistance to Shell in Erris by seizing fishing boats, sending 7 people to jail without trial and banning two more from Co. Mayo. Not only had hundreds of state forces including the police, navy, air force and possibly the army been deployed to suppress protest in Erris but those of us doing solidarity work elsewhere had found from time to time that we were being followed by the secret police.

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