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Corrib Gas Dispute: Statement by Maura Harrington to An Bord Pleanála hearing

On 12 October 2006 Harrington sustained head and neck injuries while Gardaí cleared demonstrators blocking an access road used by Shell workers. On 9 September 2008 she began a hunger strike in protest at the arrival of the Solitaire, an Allseas pipe-laying ship assisting Royal Dutch Shell's Corrib gas project.

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FT: Irish grass roots clog Shell gas pipeline

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As the road approaches the Shell gas terminal at Ballinaboy on Ireland’s Atlantic west coast, only the posters pinned to the telegraph poles give any hint of the country’s longest-running environmental protest.

…for the past four years this remote but beautiful corner of north Mayo has been the setting for a bitter industrial dispute. At times, hundreds of police have been deployed to break up pickets. And this summer, the tiny hamlets of Glengad and Rossport looked on as two Irish navy frigates moored in Broadhaven Bay, apparently there to stop the protesters’ dinghies interfering with the Solitaire, Shell’s vast pipe-laying ship. read more

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Environmental Showdown on the Irish Coast

Along with making martyrs of five soft-spoken family farmers, the imprisonments took the mask off of Shell's already clumsy public relations effort. "If we had been living in a country that allowed hanging, would Shell have asked for them to be hanged?" asks the wife of one of the Rossport 5. It's a question that many here have pondered as clashes with police have grown increasingly violent.

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Briefing from the Rossport Solidarity Camp on the Shell Corrib Pipeline battle

Today, at the end of the traditional Good Friday walk around 30 people entered Shell’s land to walk down to remove the net. We were met by around 40 security. We attempted to remove the net and the security attempted to stop us... During the struggle, a pair of scissors was produced and the net was cut in two. After, we all left together; there were no arrests.

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Corrib talks collapse over basic ‘disagreement’

The discussions were the first between Rossport Five members and Shell since the five were jailed for 94 days in 2005. Their imprisonment arose from their opposition to the routing of the high-pressure Corrib gas onshore pipeline.

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Update on opposition to Shell Corrib Gas Project in Ireland

Rossport Solidarity Camp Update – 14th March 09

This is a brief update on the recent jailing of Maura Harrington, the attack on Niall Harnett and other recent legal updates.

Summary of the Update Below

Maura Harrington has been jailed for 28 days (now in her 4th day).  Please send her a postcard.
Shell Work in Glengad still hasn’t begun, but is expected to in the near future.  Off-shore pipe laying expected to begin in May.
Gardaí have begun to hand out summonses to local Shell to Sea people in advance of the Shell work beginning

Maura Harrington Jailed for 28 Days

On 11 March 2009, Maura Harrington was sentenced to 28 days in prison in relation to an assault at Pollathomais Pier on the 11th June 2007.  On that occasion, Gardaí and Shell used a digger to force their way onto private property against the wishes of the landowner in order to facilitate the construction of a portacabin.
Here’s a YouTube clip of the Pier incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP7iBPIBkZc
Or to read an indy report on it see: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/82983 read more

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Norris questions judge’s ruling in Shell to Sea case

A minister of the day had given this field away for nothing to Shell, which was one of the worst polluters and one of the most avid multinationals. He would be very sorry if, the Garda having been enlisted on behalf of a multinational, the court system should then begin to play a role in this matter.

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Shell to Sea campaigners protest at Department of Justice

Asked if the campaign welcomed the support from Republican Sinn Fein, thought by the PSNI and Gardaí to be the political wing of the Continuity IRA, Mr Ó Mongáin said "we welcome support from everyone and every quarter, we won’t deny support from anyone".

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Shell to Sea campaigner jailed for 28 days for assault on garda

In sentencing her, Judge Devins told Ms Harrington she was less inclined to believe in her passion for her cause having “witnessed the enjoyment she seems to get in being in the public limelight”.

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Shell opposition groups boycott Mayo forum

“Shell to Sea would wholeheartedly welcome any open forum if it was willing to deal with Corrib gas project in its totality. Shell to Sea also object to the pressure various community and development groups in the area have been put under to take part in the Government sponsored event.”

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Irish government announce new initiative to sort Corrib gas issue

The arrival of the pipe laying ship the Solitaire in the area earlier this year led prominent Shell to Sea protester Maura Harrington to stage a hunger strike which she only halted when the ship left Irish waters

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New forum on Corrib gas project set up

A NEW Government-backed initiative on the Corrib gas project expects to begin hearings "within the month", according to the two Ministers involved.

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Shell protester accused of ‘lunge’ towards President

SHELL TO Sea protester Maura Harrington has appeared in Belmullet District Court accused of "lunging" towards President Mary McAleese at the official opening of a civic centre in Belmullet in April of 2007.

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Ministers meet locals on Corrib project

TWO GOVERNMENT Ministers have described as "very constructive" a series of discussions on the controversial Corrib gas project held with politicians and community groups in Ballina, Co Mayo.

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A plea for calm on the unquiet sea

When a ship arrived last month to begin laying pipes that would bring gas from the Corrib field onshore at Mayo, protesters took to their kayaks and Maura Harrington declared she would starve herself to death if it didn't leave.

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Brockovich urges Shell to reroute gas pipeline in Ireland

Erin Brockovich, the campaigner who was immortalised in an Oscar-winning film, today urged oil giant Shell to reroute a controversial gas pipeline in the west of Ireland.

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