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May 2014

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly Question Shatter about Policing of Corrib

Shell to Sea

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly invite Justice Minister Alan Shatter to initiate an independent inquiry into the policing  of Corrib - his response? He could purchase twice as many vehicles for the Gardaí if there were no protests! Minister Shatter also tries to imply that GSOC have chosen not to initiate an investigation into practices, policies and procedures of policing Corrib - when in fact under current legislation ministerial permission is required for such a "106" investigation and this is something which no Minister for Justice has ever given...


Deputies Daly and Wallace also question Minister Shatter about the investigations into the alleged deliveries of alcohol to Belmullet Garda station.

Posted Date: 
6 May 2014

Fund:it - Atlantic

Risteard O Domhnaill

Atlantic’ is the latest documentary film from the makers of the award winning documentary, ‘The Pipe’. ‘Atlantic’ follows the fortunes of three fishing communities united and divided by the Atlantic ocean, as they struggle to maintain their way of life despite mounting challenges within their own industry and environment, and an increase of oil exploration activities in their fishing grounds. 

On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, new hydrocarbon frontiers are moving out into deeper water, and further north into the Arctic, pushing the boundaries of risk and technology in the race for the last great oil fields. 

The film will chart the politics of resource management of the North Atlantic; from strong State control in Norway, mixed fortunes in Newfoundland, to a more liberal, privatised system in Ireland. 

Posted Date: 
1 May 2014

Shell to Sea goes to UN over policing of gas dispute

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

Environmental group makes the submission after Alan Shatter declines to hold independent inquiry

Shell to Sea has appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to raise the issue of policing the Corrib gas dispute with the Government.

The Mayo-based environmental group says it has made the submission to the UNHCR’s office, following Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s confirmation in the Dáil that he did “not see a necessity” for an independent inquiry into policing in North Mayo.

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya had recommended that the Government should “investigate all allegations and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner”.

In a report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council early last year, Ms Sekaggya also advised that the Government permit the Garda Ombudsman to conduct an “examination of the practices, policies and procedures of the police in the context of the Corrib gas dispute” and enact “overarching legislation to protect whistle-blowers in all sectors of activity, ensuring that it complies fully with the United Nations Convention against Corruption”.

Posted Date: 
1 May 2014