Saturday, March 12 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Shell’s pipeline – the final leg, the final conflict
A decade after the process was begun to impose an experimental raw gas pipeline and refinery on the people of Erris we are entering into the final stage of the battle opposing its construction. Shell are about to attempt to lay the onshore pipe. Shell always expected this to be the most difficult part of the struggle which is why they left the attempt to build this section of… pipeline till last.
Dublin Shell to Sea are asking you to come to a meeting to plan how we can resist this final stage.
We believe this plan can be disrupted and halted in its opening
Over that decades thousands of us have stood in solidarity with local resistance to this project and hundreds have spent days, weeks and months in the area. Despite the deployment of hundreds of Gardaí and the Navy to aid Shell, one of the largest companies in the world, it has seen its plans delayed and defeated time and again, forcing repeated returns to the drawing board and huge delays in the project.
Concessions have been won that have cost the corporation tens if not hundreds of millions but which fail to address either the fundamental dangers of accident and pollution inherent in the project design or the fact that Shell and other corporations are being given vast quantities of Oil & Gas for next to no benefit for the people in Ireland.
Shell’s plan for the final stage of the project which will involve
We are therefore making this appeal to you to come along to a meeting to hear the details of Shell’s plan and to together discuss how we can defeat it.
Meeting 2pm Wynn’s Hotel, 12 March
Opening speakers to bring everyone up to speed
– Shells plans & where we are at now: Paul from Rossport Solidarity Camp
We will then move on to a group discussion of the practicalities of what we in Dublin can do to show solidarity with the struggle both here and by traveling to Erris. The point of this meeting is not for Dublin Shell to Sea to tell people what our plans are to oppose the final stage of the inland gas refinery in Mayo. It is for people who are committed to being involved in the final stage of this struggle to let us know what they can do and for us to plan together accordingly on that basis.
Shell has a History around the world and they are creating a history here in Ireland
After making a few last minute changes I managed to show up at Wynn’s Hotel this meeting to show support for these brave patriots who are trying to secure for the Irish people our natural resources. In a time where there are vulchers lurking in the wings, proposing the selloff of our countries family silver. We do need to support all of our communities in maintaining our countries resources and supporting this group is a very good start.
In the coming weeks we in Wicklow will be proposing to launch a one day boycott of all local shell petrol service stations and their associates stations to highlight Shells heavy handed operations in Africa and in Mayo we hope we can count on you help when the time comes!