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by Greg Manahan
Shell's attempt to sneak its tunneling plant to put its controversial high pressure pipe under Mayo soil was thwarted by locals who mobilised across north Mayo in a matter of hours. After many blocks set-up by local protestors the convoy was literally bogged down as the oversized trailer of on section of the plant could not fit around a corner. It remained bogged down for days raising questions about Shell's ability to safely conduct its operations in this sensitive but unforgiving environment.
Greg Manahan is Director and owner of I Direct Productions a television and live production company in Dublin, Ireland. He is also an outspoken advocate of human rights, particularly in the Middle East.