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Lars Wagner remembered and Enda Kenny Criticised at Good Friday Walk.

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Shell to Sea

During this year's Good Friday walk from Glengad to Aughoose, Shell to Sea activists highlighted the death of Lars Wagner, a worker killed in the Shell tunnel last September.

 

 

Holding a wooden cross Eamon Muphy demanded to know why Taoiseach Enda Kenny had made no mention of  Mr Wagner when discussing Shell's health and safety record during a recent tripto the area.

During his two-and-a-half hour visit to the Shell construction site Mr Kenny gave a public statement saying "This is a very exciting project... and the emphasis on health and safety is remarkable" but neglected to say anything about the German hydraulics specialist tragically killed in the tunnel 7 months ago. Terence Conway highlighted the fact that the Taoiseach's visit was inappropriate at this time as Shell are also under investigation for corrput gifts of alcohol, allegedly delivered on their behalf to the Gardaí in Belmullet.

The Good Friday walk is an annual event that commemorates the Ogoni Nine, activists executed in 1995 by the Nigerian government and in who's deaths Shell were complicit. After a long legal battle members of the Ogoni nine families won recognition for what had happened when Shell agreed to a $15.5 million settlement in New York in 2009.

 

Posted Date: 
28 April 2014