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Update on opposition to Shell Corrib Gas Project in Ireland

Rossport Solidarity Camp Update – 14th March 09

This is a brief update on the recent jailing of Maura Harrington, the attack on Niall Harnett and other recent legal updates.

Summary of the Update Below

Maura Harrington has been jailed for 28 days (now in her 4th day).  Please send her a postcard.
Shell Work in Glengad still hasn’t begun, but is expected to in the near future.  Off-shore pipe laying expected to begin in May.
Gardaí have begun to hand out summonses to local Shell to Sea people in advance of the Shell work beginning

Maura Harrington Jailed for 28 Days

On 11 March 2009, Maura Harrington was sentenced to 28 days in prison in relation to an assault at Pollathomais Pier on the 11th June 2007.  On that occasion, Gardaí and Shell used a digger to force their way onto private property against the wishes of the landowner in order to facilitate the construction of a portacabin.
Here’s a YouTube clip of the Pier incident: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP7iBPIBkZc
Or to read an indy report on it see: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/82983 read more

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Shell workers face pay freeze, layoffs, job cuts and bonus suspension?

By John Donovan

The article in Dutch printed below is from a Shell magazine – Shell World NL of 03.2009 – delivered last week to Shell employees and retirees in the Netherlands. It announces that some staff will not receive a yearly increase in salary – the general salary round is being frozen for some Shell employees because of the deep economic downturn. 

I understand this means there is a possibility that similar people working in the same room will get a different pay increase. If correct, then there is concern the pain will not be evenly spread.  read more

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Shell Centre No 5 in Daily Express “Dirty Dozen” list of most energy-inefficient locations in London

The sovereign’s official London residence topped a list of the environmentally-damaging buildings on the day Prince Charles arrived in Brazil to urge the world to do more to combat global warming.

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