Today, local Shell to Sea people from Kilcommon together with independent observer Fr. Michael Nallen, Parish Priest, travelled from north Mayo at the invitation of Éamon Ó Cuív to attend a Dáil Committee meeting on Natural Resources. Sr. Majella McCarron, Table Observer was also present.
The group was first told that the public gallery of the committee meeting room was full and they would be put into a separate room with a video link. They were then told that the Captain of the Guard, John O Flaherty had decided that they were a protest group and were not to be allowed inside the gates of the Dáil. Éamon Ó Cuív, who had been provided with a list of the names of local people and observers beforehand declared that he was “powerless” to do anything about the barring order.