There have been further protests in Co. Mayo over the construction of an onshore gas terminal.
Over 100 ‘Shell to Sea’ activists successfully penetrated security at the site of the controversial Corrib gas terminal yesterday.
As usual there was a strong presence of Gardai (caustically referred to be some protesters at a previous demonstrations as Shells Cops) and eventually the group left the site after a peaceful protest.
The protesters were pleased about the ease with which they successfully penetrated the perimeter fence of the Co. Mayo site.
However, the company could barely conceal their fury at the protesters success with a Shell spokesman John Egan calling the protesters trespassers, and accused them of vandalising tools and threatening workers.
Co. Mayo opponents of the terminal project continue to enjoy growing support both inside Ireland and further afield. Opposition to the site by the local community has been supported by the Celtic League since the inception of the protests.