Between March 30, 1883 and May 30, 1884, a Quaker named James Hack Tuke organised 11 ships to go on 15 sailings: nine to Boston and six to Québec, to transport 3,300 men, women and children from dirt-poor — (literally) — families from Elly Bay, a small inlet of Blacksod Bay in north-west Mayo, to make a better life for themselves in the ‘New World’.
IF the Green agenda is really going to mean anything at all in terms of communities, habitats, resources and the environment, I suggest Environment Minister John Gormley and his colleagues consider kissing Fianna Fáil and the PD coalition goodbye in defence of all who stand to lose so much in Glenad, Rossport and Erris.
AN unprecedented meeting will take place today between objectors to the Corrib gas project and Energy Minister Eamon Ryan where they will outline their concerns over the Shell-led project. The talks will centre on objections to the gas project’s refinery, planned for Bellinaboy, in north Mayo.
WHAT the media appears to have overlooked in its reporting of last Friday’s events in Bellanaboy, Co Mayo, is the fact that a garda superintendent, apparently with the approval of the justice minister, arbitrarily decided to ban a legitimate protest march organised by the Shell to Sea campaign.
The Shell to Sea protest is not going to go away. Neither is political corruption in this State. The problem with corruption is that it is going on for so long now that one of the excuses its apologists makes is the timespan.