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Thread: Breakdown of Trust: Report on the Corrib Gas Dispute

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    Default Call for new inquiry into assault on Rossport protester

    The Title of this thread has been changed. It is not my title, and in my opinion is much less clear than the original.

    An report by barrister Brian Barrington into the handling of protests against the Corrib pipeline has called for a new inquiry.

    The independent analysis was carried out for the Frontline human rights organisation, and proposes that gardaí from outside the area carry out an investigation into the assault on Rossport farmer Willie Corduff.

    Corduff, who was jailed along with four others in 2005 for his opposition to the project, was hospitalised after protesting at a Shell site last year.

    New inquiry into alleged assault urged - The Irish Times - Tue, Apr 27, 2010

    The report, to be released today, publishes medical records and an independent medical assessment that dispute claims by Shell’s security contractor that “not a finger” was laid on Mr Corduff on April 23rd, 2009.

    It finds that residents protesting peacefully on health and safety grounds about the gas project have the right to be described as “human rights defenders” under United Nations guidelines.
    Does anyone believe that a proper investigation will ever actually take place?
    Last edited by stripey cat; 27th April 2010 at 02:35 PM. Reason: [B][U]The Title of this thread has been changed. It is not my title, and in my opinion is much less clear than the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stripey cat View Post
    Does anyone believe that a proper investigation will ever actually take place?
    no.

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    The sooner they build this pipeline the better. If the Guards have to baton crusties, hippies and dissident provos off the roads so be it.

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    Does anyone believe that a proper investigation will ever actually take place?
    No
    "Authority that cannot be questioned is tyranny and I will not accept tyranny, any tyranny, even that of heaven."
    - Terry Pratchett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    The sooner they build this pipeline the better. If the Guards have to baton crusties, hippies and dissident provos off the roads so be it.
    Local residents, concerned citizens, tax payers...
    "Authority that cannot be questioned is tyranny and I will not accept tyranny, any tyranny, even that of heaven."
    - Terry Pratchett

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    Apart from his other injuries the alleged events surrounding Corduff's ankle injury are very worrying. If true, sackings and prosecution are in order.

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    Default Breakdown of Trust: Report on the Corrib Gas Dispute

    Call for rights observer if onshore Shell gas line upheld - The Irish Times - Tue, Apr 27, 2010

    Frontline report: Main points

    Gardaí from outside Mayo should investigate the alleged assault on Rossport farmer Willie Corduff.

    Gardaí should employ a trained lawyer as human rights observer.

    The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission should again seek permission to conduct a policies and practices investigation into policing of the Corrib gas dispute.

    Shell should intensify its existing efforts to comply with regulations and review its networking arrangements.

    Peaceful Corrib gas protesters can be classified as human rights defenders under UN guidelines, but violent protesters can not.

    Barrister states Gardaí should re-investigate Corduff assault: http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?opt...news&Itemid=46

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Caped Cod View Post
    Local residents, concerned citizens, tax payers...
    This discussion has been done to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Caped Cod View Post
    Local residents, concerned citizens, tax payers...
    Other local residents, concerned citizens and taxpayers want it to go ahead.

    How many anti-Shell candidates were elected in the local elections? How many votes did they even get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermanpolitician View Post
    Other local residents, concerned citizens and taxpayers want it to go ahead.

    How many anti-Shell candidates were elected in the local elections? How many votes did they even get?
    But had it not been for the "capitalist" "imperialist" system we have .......you know the rest.

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