"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
This photo looking out from Glengad beach over Broadhaven Bay, was taken in early September 08, just before the arrival of the pipelaying ship The Solitaire.
Protestors were out on kayaks at the time trying to disrupt the Shell preparations for the Solitaire. However along with 5 Shell security boats were 6 Garda boats, 2 Navy ribs and the ship furtherest in the distance is the Navy gunboat,the LE Aoife; this along with hundreds of member of the Gardaí on land at Glengad.