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May 2014

More OSSL allegations

By: 
RoyalDutchShellPLC.com Blog

#1 Nexus on May 14th, 2014 at 15:40

Posted Date: 
14 May 2014

Risteard O' Domhnaill on his new project, The Atlantic

By: 
NewsTalk

Acclaimed director of The Pipe, Risteard O'Domhnaill, called into studio to speak about his new project with deals with the resource that engulfs our West Coast.

Posted Date: 
13 May 2014

Oil and gas are our most precious resources

By: 
Ann Cahill - Irish Examiner

Europe Correspondent Ann Cahill looks at a documentary that explores Ireland’s oil and gas resources that claims the Government is being careless with the country’s precious stocks.

 

IRELAND is traditionally careless with its natural resources — gifting about €1bn worth of fish a year to other EU countries — and is making the same mistakes with oil and gas, according to new film Atlantic.

The documentary asks why Ireland’s original Norwegian-style gas and oil policy was dismantled by previous governments with a US government report finding that Ireland had the second lowest tax take of 142 countries studied.

Posted Date: 
12 May 2014

Gombeen #8: Paul Williams & Paul Reynolds

By: 
Rabble.ie
 
Illustration by Redmonk

Illustration by Redmonk

 

For their consistent and dogged determination in spinning crime to fit the warped narrative of Garda HQ we’re splitting the award between the two Pauls.

 

Posted Date: 
12 May 2014

Shatter gave no aid over McCabe death threat

By: 
Mary Regan - Irish Examiner

The wife of Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe said she got no help from Alan Shatter when she wrote to him about a death threat against her family.

Lorraine McCabe wrote to Mr Shatter on April 6, 2011, around six months after her husband first made a complaint to his bosses involving around 40 cases of malpractice and corruption.

She told the minister she wanted to make a complaint against Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne, to whom her husband had presented his complaints.

She said wrongdoing had been covered up and hidden and described the “hurt, stress, annoyance, severe damage, and sheer hell on our family and family life”.

According to the report by barrister Seán Guerin, Mrs McCabe “said that they had recently received a death threat from a certain member of the force, but that she would not let her husband report it because she was afraid of the repercussions. She asked the minister for help.”

Mrs McCabe’s letter to the minister was prompted by an incident in Mayo, when a tape emerged of a garda telling a protester at the Corrib gas pipeline to “give me your name and address or I’ll rape you”.

She told the minister she was disgusted by the conduct of gardaí involved but that her husband had encountered similar but worse conduct by gardaí in Cavan.

Posted Date: 
10 May 2014

The Ombudsman’s False Teeth.

By: 
Mark Malone - Rabble.ie

An Garda Siochana and GSOC. They don’t like each other, right? You would expect this type of relationship between the police and a body tasked to tackling police abuses and corruption. Immediately after allegations of GSOC’s surveillance surfaced, teeth were bared, fur flew and blood was drawn. Mark Malone takes stock of the scrap.

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Illustration By Redmonk

 

Posted Date: 
10 May 2014

Press Release: Shell to Sea respond to Shatter's replacement as Minister for Justice

By: 
Shell to Sea

Shell to Sea notes the resignation of Alan Shatter and his replacement by Frances Fitzgerald as Minister for Justice as a long overdue development. Terence Conway, Shell to Sea spokesperson, says “Alan Shatter showed contempt for everybody who raised issues of wrongdoing in an Garda Siochána and it was clear he never had any intention of dealing with institutional corruption in the Gardaí. We ask that his successor takes immediate action to deal with the blatant abuses of power that, unfortunately, are rampant within the force.”

 

While Mr Shatter came under strong criticism for his handling of the Garda whistleblowers, the bugging of GSOC's offices and the penalty points controversy, his refusal to consider any investigation of Garda policies, tactics and procedures in relation to the policing of the Shell/Corrib dispute was nothing short of beligerent. Not only did Minister Shatter rebuke every call for an inquiry into the Gardaí in relation to this matter, he also engaged in a hostile campaign to discredit the legitimate protests that have taken place in north Mayo since 2002, consistently refering to “protest tourism” and attempting to obscure the fact that opposition to Shell/Corrib stems first and foremost from local residents who have never been properly consulted nor given their consent for the imposition of a massive industrial project in the heart of their community.

Posted Date: 
8 May 2014

Doc Maker Crowdfunding New Film On Ireland's Offshore Resources

By: 
Afloat.ie

#Crowdfunding - Campaigning documentary maker Richie O'Donnell is turning to the public to help fund his latest film about Ireland's marine resources.

Posted Date: 
7 May 2014

From The Pipe to the Atlantic: telling the story of Irish marine resources

By: 
Paul Hosford - TheJournal.ie

The maker of the acclaimed documentary The Pipe is appealing for help in finishing his newest film.

YOU MAY NOT have heard of Richie O’Donnell.

But you probably have heard of his film, The Pipe. The critically-acclaimed documentary detailed a number of issues around the Corrib Gas Pipeline.

For his next move, O’Donnell went further afield, looking to tell the story of the natural resources sold off from Ireland’s seas.

This is where the public comes in.

O’Donnell is crowd-funding to finish the film, which he has shot in Newfoundland and Norway as well as the west.

Posted Date: 
6 May 2014