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August 2006

No-one is fooled by Shell’s bluster

Wednesday, July 27, 2005
By: James Laffey, Editorial - The Western People

I don’t know what it was about 1996 but the gods certainly weren’t looking favourably on Mayo. Not only did we lose an All-Ireland football final but 1996 was also the year in which a little-known exploration company called Enterprise Energy Ireland announced it had discovered gas off the coast of Mayo. And thus began the fiasco that is the Corrib Gas project.