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May 2015

Fisherman in ‘acute pain’ after alleged Mayo assault by garda

By: 
Mary Carolan - Irish Times

Dentist testifies in case of three men who claim they were attacked at Shell protests

Posted Date: 
5 May 2015

Fisherman denies suggestion that he 'tried to throw punches at a Garda during protest'

By: 
Irish Independent

[Shell to Sea]  Once again the Irish Independent showing there pro-Garda bias with this headline.  The Irish Independent editor Stephen Rae was previously editor of the Garda Review, the official magazine of the Gardaí

A fisherman has denied a suggestion that he tried to throw punches at a Garda during a protest near the Shell gas refinery in north Mayo.

Martin O’Donnell said it was he who was punched a few times fast in the face by a Garda during the protest on January 19th 2007.

Posted Date: 
5 May 2015

Irish EPA: Don't give Shell a Licence to Pollute!

By: 
Shell to Sea

[Shell to Sea] The petition is now closed.  Thanks to 1100+ who signed

Don't give Shell a Licence to Pollute. To comply with the principles of the Aarhus Convention, we the undersigned demand of the EPA that an Oral Hearing be held into Shell E& P Ireland's application for an IPPC licence for Bellanaboy Gas refinery, Co Mayo Ireland.

Posted Date: 
5 May 2015

Alternative planned to State’s commemoration of 1916 Rising

By: 
Marie Halloran - Irish Times

Quoting from the Proclamation “the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland”, Mr Ballagh asked “how stands that right with the sale of Corrib gas for a pittance to an international company”.

Preparations are underway for major centenary events as an alternative to the State’s plans to commemorate the 1916 Rising.

The separate proposals include a major parade and pageant on April 24th, 2016, the actual centenary of the 1916 Easter Monday Rising, which will involve actors including Stephen Rea, Fionnuala Flanagan and Adrian Dunbar and singer Sinéad O’Connor.

Artist Robert Ballagh, one of the organisers of the initiative “Reclaim the Vision of 1916”, said events would also include a National Graves re-dedication of the 1916 burial plot at Glasnevin cemetery.

Asked if there had been any contact with State authorities, the artist said “we are letting the State do their thing”. Mr Ballagh added: “I don’t think the State will be giving space to those who feel the vision of the Proclamation hasn’t been achieved.”

Posted Date: 
4 May 2015