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North Mayo residents protest at road disruption by Corrib gas haulage

By: 
Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

NORTH MAYO residents have begun a series of protests to reclaim the road they say is being lost to the local community and overtaken by heavy traffic of working equipment and haulage associated with the Corrib gas project.


A garda holds local resident Gerry O'Malley while another garda records events as a convoy of lorries passes yesterday at Pollathomas, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The residents, who are not aligned to any formal protest grouping, say they feel “abandoned by the State and all its agencies”.

The residents of Pollathomas, Aughoose, Lenamore, Aughagower, Barnacuillew and Glengad live along the L1202 coast road, which runs parallel to the Sruwaddacon estuary in inner Broadhaven Bay. The L1202 is currently one of the main haulage routes for work on the onshore Corrib gas pipeline.

Posted Date: 
17 February 2012

Local Resident, Gerry Burke speaking on Midwest Radio

By: 
Midwest Radio

Listen to local resident Gerry Burke speaking on Midwest Radio about the occupation of the area by Shell and IRMS

Posted Date: 
15 February 2012

Community rip down Shell haulage signs

By: 
Rudiger - RSC

Yesterday up to 50 people walked from Aughoose Church to Shell's newly established compound in Glengad, removing Shell road haulage signs.

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Posted Date: 
13 February 2012

The Chief cries foul

By: 
Aine Ryan - Mayo News

[Shell to Sea]  Read a court report on the case here: Court Report On “rape-tape” Sergeant Being Awarded €33,0000

A CORRIB gas protestor who was recently the subject of successful defamation proceedings taken by a former Mayo garda, has appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court.
Fisherman, Pat O’Donnell, known locally as ‘The Chief’, claimed in proceedings before the High Court that Circuit Court Judge Margaret Heneghan ‘could be perceived to be biased’ in her ruling, because she attended a County Mayo secondary school for a time in the 1970s with the claimant, retired Sergeant James Gill.  Mr Gill policed the Corrib protests for a number of years and sat on the monitoring committee.

 

Posted Date: 
7 February 2012

Shell, IRMS & Gardaí move into Glengad

By: 
Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

Shell begins work on Landfall Valve Installation.

Yesterday morning residents of Aghoos, Pollathomas and Glengad were woken by a convoy of heavy vehicles heading in the direction of Glengad. One person drove down to Glengad to see what was happening. At about 7.20am he was stopped by a Garda in Glengad who said the road is blocked. When asked who was blocking the road the Garda said “the Shell boys are doing a bit of work”.

Gardaí and IRMS working hand in hand
Gardaí and IRMS working hand in hand

Posted Date: 
7 February 2012
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