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Rabbitte 'clueless' about terms for oil and gas licensing

News Release - Issued by Dublin Shell to Sea - Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Corrib will be sold to Irish consumers at the international market rate

Pat Rabbitte has revealed a stunning lack of knowledge about Ireland’s oil and gas licensing terms. Speaking on Morning Ireland on Wednesday morning (June 1st), the new Minister for Energy and Natural Resources said the increased price of gas was an argument for proceeding with the Corrib gas project as soon as possible.

Musicians in show of solidarity with Rossport

Party Against The Pipe

Hundreds heading to Erris for festival to mark 10 years of struggle against Shell

Up to 80 musicians from around Ireland will perform at a one-off festival next to Shell’s inland refinery site in north Mayo this bank holiday weekend in a show of solidarity with the local community. The ‘Party Against The Pipe’ is a three-day festival of music, circus performance, art, children’s activities and free camping, celebrating a decade of local resistance to Shell.

Party Against The Pipe
4th-6th June 2011
Aughoose, Co Mayo

Posted Date: 
31 May 2011

‘Party Against The Pipe’ to celebrate Shell resistance

Keith Bourke - Western People

SCORES of musical acts and performers are heading to the shores of Broadhaven Bay in north Mayo this June Bank Holiday weekend for an extraordinary three-day festival.

The ‘Party Against The Pipe’ will feature an eclectic mix of music, circus performance, art, children’s activities and free camping, celebrating a decade of resistance to the Corrib gas project.

Posted Date: 
26 May 2011

There must be some way out of here: social movements and the crisis in Ireland

Laurence Cox of Interface Journal

Like its predecessor, 19th century robber-baron capitalism, disorganised capitalism knocks the stool out from under the formal representation of social movements in parliaments. Perhaps it would be better to state this in reverse: organised capitalism created the relatively brief conditions within which social movements (in particular the workers’ movement) could find a relatively stable presence within many western European party systems, but those conditions have been increasingly weakened in recent years, and the likelihood of movement parties emerging (as opposed to parties which originated in movements) is now much reduced. 

Posted Date: 
6 May 2011

Corrib protesters criticise 'aggressive' gardaí

Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times

CAMPAIGNERS OPPOSED to the Corrib gas pipeline in Mayo have claimed gardaí used unsafe methods to deal with a protester this week and that another protester was punched in the stomach at Belmullet Garda station.

Two residents say they witnessed what they describe as a “very dangerous” operation, where a female protester had her ankles bound together with cable and her hands handcuffed by gardaí on the roof of a tractor, before she was taken down from the vehicle.

Posted Date: 
5 May 2011
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