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Richie O' Donnell - SeabedIRL

Posted Date: 
20 January 2014

Summary of Belmullet December Court including the visit of Shell Santa

Court Reporter - Indymedia

Recently appointed Judge Faughnan presided over this month's district court session at Belmullet. Two Shell to Sea related cases were finalised resulting in one campaigner avoiding conviction by receiving the benefit of the probation act and another - local Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway - being convicted and fined E200.
When the Belmullet District court session opened on Wednesday morning there were seven campaigners due to appear in court on charges arising from the ongoing imposition of, and protest against, the Shell Corrib gas project in North West Mayo.
Shell Santa also made an appearance at court bearing gifts of alcohol but the Gardaí didn't seem too happy for him to visit them in such a public setting. 


Posted Date: 
17 December 2013

Press Release: Shell to Sea attend "Justice 4 All" protest in Limerick

News release - Issued by Shell to Sea - Monday 16th December 2013

A group from Shell to Sea - Erris travelled to Limerick on Friday 13th December to attend a Justice 4 All protest outside Henry Street police station.  This was a follow-on from the recent Peoples' Forum - "Who Polices the Police?", which was addressed among others by Mick Wallace TD and Clare Daly TD [1].

John Wilson, one of the two garda whistleblowers, who raised the penalty points scandal addressed the protest and castigated both the Commissioner Martin Callinan and Minister for Justice Alan Shatter saying that the force, as found by the Smithwick tribunal, still places loyalty above honesty [2].

Broadcaster wins unfair dismissal claim

Edwin McGreal - Mayo News

[Shell to Sea] To read about some of the background to this story see: Radio reporter claims he lost his job over coverage of Corrib Gas controversy

Well-known broadcaster Liamy MacNally has won a case for unfair dismissal against his former employers Mid West Radio.
The decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal was released in writing on Friday and both parties received notice of it yesterday (Monday).
In the determination by the three member tribunal, chaired by Ann Marie Courell, they state they do not accept that Mr MacNally was targeted ‘on account of any controversies that may have arisen from the carrying out of his journalistic duties’.

Posted Date: 
12 December 2013

Shatter rejects claims over Garda accountability

Marie O'Halloran - Irish Times

Wallace accuses Minister of being ‘weak bordering on cowardly’

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has rejected claims by Independent TD Mick Wallace that he has been “weak and bordering on cowardly” in holding gardaí to account in their policies and procedures.

Mr Shatter insisted he expected “members of An Garda Síochána to behave appropriately and to do their duty without fear or favour”.

He said: “Where there are issues that need to be dealt with they will be addressed, but unlike the deputy, I do not labour under the illusion that the gardaí as a group do no public good.”

Mr Shatter said gardaí as a group were under continuous attack in the Dáil, with no recognition given for the important work they did in combating subversion, dealing with criminal gangs, providing community protection and engaging in crime investigation.

The sharp exchanges developed during justice question time in the Dáil when Mr Wallace raised the general practices, policies and procedures of the Garda in relation to Corrib gas.

Posted Date: 
11 December 2013
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