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Thousands march against Shell in Dublin
Saturday saw Irish anarchists joining thousands of other people to march through the streets of Dublin to demand the release of the Rossport 5 - locals jailed by Shell for opposing the construction of a gas pipeline.
This was the first Dublin march for the Rossport 5 although marchs are rallies have already taken place in Mayo. In Dublin the focus has been on blockading petrol stations - several stations were blockaded on Friday.
More on Shell and the Rossport 5
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Rural community in Ireland stop Shell drilling 19:31 Thu 12 Aug 0 comments
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Update on Shell campaign in Ireland and news of picket on Statoil Ushers Quay 21:21 Mon 08 Aug 0 comments
Over a dozen people picketed Statoil on Ushers Quay on Friday 5th August as part of the ongoing campaign of solidarity with the 5 men jailed for resisting a potentially dangerous gas pipeline being built near their houses. Significant victories have now been won in the campaign.
Succesful pickets in Dublin against Statoil in solidarity with Rossport 5 17:24 Sat 23 Jul 1 comments
On Friday WSM members in Dublin and Cork took part in blockades of Statoil garages and the Shell deport in solidarity with the Rossport 5 - jailed for opposing a dangerous gas pipeline. Here are reports from WSM members at the various garages.
Second successful blockade outside the Shell Oil Terminal in Cork 18:29 Wed 13 Jul 2 comments
A second successful blockade was held this morning outside the Shell Oil Terminal on Centre Park Rd. in Cork. The blockade was held in solidarity with the Rossport 5. About 20 people turned up at 7.30 am. This time Shell reacted aggressively, 'ordering' protestors away from their gates.
Shell Oil Depot Blockade In Cork in solidarity with Rossport 5 17:42 Wed 06 Jul 0 comments
Oil trucks were prevented from entering and leaving the Shell Central Oil Depot in Cork this morning in solidarity with the Rossport 5 blockade. [Where Shell have had five locals jailed for blocking the construction of a gas pipeline - ed]
Protest at Irish Consulate In Edinburgh in support of Rossport 5 20:07 Tue 05 Jul 0 comments
A solidarity action calling for the release of the Rossport Five [jailed at the behest of Shell for blockading the construction of a gas pipeline in the west of Ireland] took place today outside the Irish Consulate in Edinburgh. In an action planned from the Irish Barrio and spread through the spokes council system, a bus load of Dissent participants left the camp at 7.30am and picketed the consualte.
Protest camp against Shell pipeline in Ireland 18:16 Wed 08 Jun 0 comments
Last bank Holiday weekend dozens of activists headed to the western coast of Ireland to join local residents at a protest camp against a Shell gas pipeline being brought ashore there. Two WSM members report on the camp and the issue.
A World To Change In 2016 Jan 02 0 comments
We awake to news that more towns in Ireland are under water due to storm flooding. And that perhaps the sea ice at the north pole might melt due to temperatures rising above zero. The first story is given a lot more prominence in Irish media than the second but strangely at the same time another story is being celebrated. The start of yet more greenhouse gases being pumped out of their safe place far below the sea off the Irish shore to be processed and then released into the atmosphere via the Corrib refinery (The refinery was sold off by the Irish Government to the Shell company for a fraction of what it is worth).
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