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Press Release: Shell to Sea attend "Justice 4 All" protest in Limerick

News release - Issued by Shell to Sea - Monday 16th December 2013

A group from Shell to Sea - Erris travelled to Limerick on Friday 13th December to attend a Justice 4 All protest outside Henry Street police station.  This was a follow-on from the recent Peoples' Forum - "Who Polices the Police?", which was addressed among others by Mick Wallace TD and Clare Daly TD [1].

John Wilson, one of the two garda whistleblowers, who raised the penalty points scandal addressed the protest and castigated both the Commissioner Martin Callinan and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter saying that the force, as found by the Smithwick tribunal, still places loyalty above honesty [2].

Broadcaster wins unfair dismissal claim

Edwin McGreal - Mayo News

[Shell to Sea] To read about some of the background to this story see: Radio reporter claims he lost his job over coverage of Corrib Gas controversy

Well-known broadcaster Liamy MacNally has won a case for unfair dismissal against his former employers Mid West Radio.
The decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal was released in writing on Friday and both parties received notice of it yesterday (Monday).
In the determination by the three member tribunal, chaired by Ann Marie Courell, they state they do not accept that Mr MacNally was targeted ‘on account of any controversies that may have arisen from the carrying out of his journalistic duties’.

Posted Date: 
12 December 2013

Shatter rejects claims over Garda accountability

Marie O'Halloran - Irish Times

Wallace accuses Minister of being ‘weak bordering on cowardly’

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has rejected claims by Independent TD Mick Wallace that he has been “weak and bordering on cowardly” in holding gardaí to account in their policies and procedures.

Mr Shatter insisted he expected “members of An Garda Síochána to behave appropriately and to do their duty without fear or favour”.

He said: “Where there are issues that need to be dealt with they will be addressed, but unlike the deputy, I do not labour under the illusion that the gardaí as a group do no public good.”

Mr Shatter said gardaí as a group were under continuous attack in the Dáil, with no recognition given for the important work they did in combating subversion, dealing with criminal gangs, providing community protection and engaging in crime investigation.

The sharp exchanges developed during justice question time in the Dáil when Mr Wallace raised the general practices, policies and procedures of the Garda in relation to Corrib gas.

Posted Date: 
11 December 2013

Peoples' Forum 2013

Who polices the Police?

Come to the people's forum at Inver Community Center on Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am.


Each people's forum addresses an issue raised by the ongoing imposition of the Shell Corrib gas project on residents in North Mayo.

The guest speakers on the issue of policing are:
Clare Daly TD
Mick Wallace TD
Hillary D'Arcy PhD candidate NUIM

23 November 2013 - 10:30am

Show of Solidarity from Ireland with the Arctic 30

Shelver - RSC

Detention of Greenpeace Crew Stark Reminder of Shell/State Partnership in Broadhaven Bay

About 25 people gathered today outside the Shell refinery construction site at Ballinaboy, Co Mayo, in a show of solidarity with 30 environmental activists who are currently imprisoned in Russia. The gathering was part of a global day of action to free the "Arctic 30" as they have become known worldwide since they were captured nearly two months ago while protesting against Gazprom and Shell moving an oil rig into the Arctic.

Free the Arctic 30!
Free the Arctic 30!

Posted Date: 
16 November 2013
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