"That was the first time Ireland tested out the state – corporate nexus. What they were doing was very simple. They were sorting out their template here in Rossport. The line is: 'go in hard',"
SHELL TO SEA PRESS RELEASE 21/04/07 - Goldman Environmental Prize The news of the upcoming award of the Goldman Environmental Prize to Rossport Five member Willie Corduff is a cause for great celebration, not only in County Mayo but on the whole island of Ireland. Everyone involved in the Shell To Sea campaign can now feel part of something important on the international stage, and we extend our heartiest congratulations to Willie and his family.Willie's stance, along with that of Brid McGarry, the Rossport Five as a whole and Shell To Sea groups worldwide has once again been vindicated, proving that local communities can have an impact no matter how large the obstacle appears to be.The Prize will be one of six awards bestowed this year, covering all the Earth's continents and Island nations, and this will be the first time in the Goldman's eighteen-year history that Ireland has been so honoured. Shell To Sea would also like to congratulate all the other recipients from Iceland, Canada, Zambia, Mongolia and Peru, and wish them continued success in their ongoing endeavours.ENDFor comment or verification call John Monaghan on +353 86 3123439