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The Shell battle: Stick this in your pipe

The Independent

Shell's plan to create a major gas pipeline through the Irish countryside has seen local protesters up in arms – and some of them under arrest. Phil Boucher meets the maker of a new film that charts their battle

We raise our children to understand the difference between right and wrong. Yet it is in adulthood that the principle is most sternly tested.

Just what do you do when you believe that the forces of law and order are intimidating and arresting peaceful protesters in front of your eyes? And how do you reconcile your faith in the media, government and judiciary if you think they are blackening the name of a protest group, even though it's members are doing nothing more sinister that trying to prevent a major gas pipeline from being constructed on five areas of EU-protected countryside?

Posted Date: 
14 June 2011

Shell's battle for the heart of Ireland

Ed Vulliamy - The Observer

For generations, the people of Erris have been farming and fishing along the remote coast of County Mayo. When gas was discovered offshore, Shell pounced. But it hadn't bargained for the unyielding resistance of the community

Corrib Gas Project

Posted Date: 
29 May 2011

Party against the Pipe Festival - June Bank Holiday 4-6th

Come join us for the June Bank Holiday weekend & celebrate over a decade of resistance to Shell’s Corrib gas project…it’s going to be a great family friendly party!

Posted Date: 
8 May 2011

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
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