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One of the women at centre of Garda rape comments to speak at press conference

Press Briefing - Issued by Dublin Shell to Sea -Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Campaigners to call for international inquiry into policing of Corrib protests

Press conference
Venue: Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin
Time: 11.30 a.m.
Date: Thursday, 7th April, 2011

Shell to Sea will hold a press conference at 11.30 a.m. on Thursday (7th April) to call for an independent international inquiry into policing of protests around the Corrib Gas project.

Gardaí in Corribgate scandal

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

Corrib Gardaí caught on  confiscated camcorder

Investigation under way after ‘rape’ comments found on protestor’s tape

GARDAÍ in north Mayo who joked among themselves about raping two women they had just arrested during a Corrib gas protest on Thursday last are today (Tuesday) the subject of a Garda Ombudsman Commission  complaint. A senior garda has also been appointed to investigate the matter.
The gardaí, one of whom was a sergeant, were en route to Belmullet Garda Station, while the two women whom they had arrested for public order offences were traveling in two other separate garda cars. The gardaí were not aware that a camcorder they had confiscated was still recording.
“Give me your name and address or I’ll rape you,” the sergeant said.
To much laughter another garda repeated: “Hold it there. Give me your name and address there… I’ll rape you.”
After more laughter, the sergeant repeated: “I’ll definitely rape you.”

Posted Date: 
6 April 2011

Prime Time: Garda behaviour under scrutiny after Corrib allegations


Last night Primetime reported on garda behaviour around Corrib protests. 

Posted Date: 
6 April 2011

‘Give me your name and address or I’ll rape you’: the reality of Corrib policing

Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

Prominent Gardaí accidentally record their own disturbing conversation

Gardaí in Co Mayo have been recorded talking about threatening to rape a woman in their custody. The Gardaí, including a Sergeant, have been prominent in policing protests against Shell’s inland gas refinery.

One of the two campaigners shortly before being arrested
One of the two campaigners shortly before being arrested

Below is an partial audio file and a full video file. 

Warning: These clips contain references to sexual violence which some people may find upsetting.

  • An edited Audio File is available here

audio 2 min 23 sec audio clip of segment in which Gardai discuss threatening to rape woman in their custody

  • A video of the entire recording on Vimeo, with explanatory text at the start and subtitles on some segments is available here:

Posted Date: 
5 April 2011

Corrib struggle is about what kind of Ireland we want

William Callaghan - Dublin Shell to Sea - Mayo Advertiser

There was something strangely apt about the way former Fianna Fail TD Pat Carey signed consents for the Corrib Gas pipeline on the day of the recent general election. It perfectly encapsulated the cronyist, cowardly, short-sighted and undemocratic manner in which this Frankenstein’s monster of a project was created and kept alive by a succession of Fianna Fail ministers.

Posted Date: 
30 March 2011
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