Ireland’s Battle Against Wind Farm Rollout Escalates: Vestas Workers Receive Death Threats

Easter Rising 1916 Irish Soldiers

On the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Uprising – its causes and consequences – soon became the hot topic in Ireland: for the Irish, deliberating and celebrating its underdog status (whether at arms, through its history, or trade) is almost a National pastime.

Underdogs or not, let there be no doubt about it: the Irish know how to fight.  And their fighting spirit is no more evident when the threat faced is one to Irish homes and hearts.

True it is that hard-working, decent, rural people throughout the world are fighting back – to obtain sensible energy policies that support growth, development and vibrant, prosperous rural communities – against an industry with all the natural respect for property rights of Genghis Khan; and the moral fibre of Judas Iscariot.

Outfits like struggling Danish turbine maker, Vestas have ridden roughshod over communities across the globe.  While Vestas might be able to bully and placate Danes on their home turf (thanks to the institutional corruption it conjured up for its own mercenary benefit), the Irish are a different mark.  From the tactics employed, it’s clear that the Irish play for keeps.

A while back we covered the story of how a group of (probably) IRA Volunteers put the frighteners on a wind farm developer in Ulster, whose workers quickly responded to the message and fled: Irish Gunmen Raise Arms & Kill Off Threatened Ulster Wind Farm

While that event might have been seen as an aberration, it seems that Irish ‘Volunteers’ have no intention of bowing down to an industry as selfish and vindictive as any distant or internal political tyrant. In that vein, the stakes in terms of freedom from oppression, and autonomy of action, are not so different from what went before during the Irish ‘Troubles’.

With just as much fury and passion, the boys from Fermanagh have delivered a stern message to Vestas & Co: leave or be prepared for a bullet.

Denmark raises issue of death threats at ex-Quinn windfarm
The Independent
Gavin McLoughlin
27 March 2016

The Danish Ambassador to Ireland is set to meet Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald following the receipt of death threats against workers in Vestas, a Danish company operating a windfarm formerly owned by the Quinn Group.

The meeting between Carsten Sondergaard, the Danish Ambassador, Vestas and the Department of Justice officials is scheduled for Thursday.

Ms Fitzgerald, who is expected to attend the crisis meeting, had already sought a report on the matter, which has seen workers receive three bullets and a threatening letter, warning them to stay away from the Slieve Rushen windfarm.

Vestas told the Sunday Independent that the purpose of the meeting was to raise concerns and discuss possible solutions.

Representatives of Mantlin, which owns the windfarm and whose parent company is European investment firm Platina Partners, will also attend.

Mantlin has said it is very concerned about the message the incidents have been sending out about investment in Co Fermanagh.

Senior executives at Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH), the company that bought the old Quinn packaging and building businesses, have also faced threats.

QIH has said the incidents will not “distract us from our drive to ensure that the company continues the strong growth which we have demonstrated”.

Sean Quinn Snr, who formerly led the Quinn Group, and who was appointed as a consultant to QIH in late 2014, has repeatedly spoken out against acts of intimidation in the region.
The Independent

When your entire business ‘model’ is to treat rural people with haughty disdain and merciless contempt, being presented with an ultimatum of the kind delivered in Fermanagh should come as no surprise.


Time for Vestas & Co to ‘Act on those Facts’ …

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We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.


  1. Jackie Rovensky says:

    People pushed to the extreme can and in some cases with take extreme measures.
    While not advocating physical personal harm to anyone, these massive industrial obscenities have to be stopped.
    Further proposals have to be intended for areas where they can do no harm to humans or the environment, but only if they can also shown to be financially productively and environmentally positive.
    The proposals themselves have to be investigated by independent qualified assessors – people who are capable and willing to do the job properly and not just ascent to the wishes of the industry or any Governments ideological demands.
    The need to fight to save our health and environment is strong and we have right on our side – even Governments tell us we have to do what ever we can to save the environment – so lets keep showing them we are doing as we have been asked to do, its now up to them to back up their words with actions and prevent this vandalism at its spreading roots.

  2. Curt Widlund Sweden says:

    Effects of infrasound on people : The Sonic Weapon of Vladimir Gavreau
    Read more at:
    Der unhörbare Lärm von Windkraftanlagen
    The Misuse of Infrasound: Industry, military, and now the cops
    What if there was a weapon whose effects you couldn’t see or hear, but could kill you from a distance of hundreds of metres?
    Fergus Day assesses the disturbing potential of infrasound.
    Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt Bayerisches Landesamt für
    Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit UmweltWissen – Klima und Energie

    Click to access uw_117_windkraftanlagen_infraschall_gesundheit.pdf

    Mind Control und psychophysische Waffen: Folter in Deutschland!
    Nicht-tödliche Waffen? – Ein Interview mit einem kritischen Experten
    A Short History of Sound Weapons Pt2: Infrasound January 14, 2008

    Sonic weapon images
    Vindkraft infraljud images
    Neue Waffe: Infraschall?
    Organ music ‘instils religious feelings’
    Front Public Health. 2015; 3: 31.

  3. Every wind “farm” that the wind power industry spears into the countryside or the sea is a cash register for the wind power industry. It is a cynical thing to drive the whales onto the beach and slaughter them in the name of saving the environment. It makes me sick at heart. It infuriates me to watch innocent families driven away from their homes by noises that can’t even be heard, infrasound, that the monstrous machines produce. For each wind turbine that they keep running, the owners can run to the bank and trade CARBON CREDITS, the new phony money that we all have to pay for. I say, “Up the rebels! Stop the NEW MONEY LAUNDERERS!”

  4. Love the poem! Did you write it Anyoldiron? Can I share it?


    Imposing in there hundreds,
    Such an army on display,
    Those alien grey metal monsters
    I saw while on my way.
    Aliens on our shores have landed,
    So tall, backs straight and true,
    At night they watch through flashing eyes
    Of red, at me and you.

    Some have scaled the mountains,
    Others near schools and homes,
    Of one thing I am certain,
    Those aliens have no souls.
    No “whispering” from their ranks at all,
    An unearthly sound they make,
    It envelops each and everyone,
    No more can humans take.

    Three giant arms revolving,
    Enveloping all around,
    They’re here to ‘save the planet’,
    The biggest “con” I have found.
    Such hideous tall grey monsters,
    Invade green and pleasant lands,
    To stay for generations,
    Unless the people make a stand.

    These aliens feed on power and wind,
    Without either, they will die,
    They’re NOT environmental friendly,
    They’re for profit, (at a cost), that’s WHY.

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