“I experience it in every community [companies splitting communities]. It’s the same story whether it’s Erris (Co. Mayo), Leitrim, whether it’s the people threatened by fracking now; it’s exactly the same story. The same psychological war-fare is being got ready for them ..... God forgive companies for what they do to communities.”
Shell's attempt to sneak its tunneling plant to put its controversial high pressure pipe under Mayo soil was thwarted by locals who mobilised across north Mayo in a matter of hours. After many blocks set-up by local protestors the convoy was literally bogged down as the oversized trailer of on section of the plant could not fit around a corner. It remained bogged down for days raising questions about Shell's ability to safely conduct its operations in this sensitive but unforgiving environment.