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October 2009

Draft Submission for Foreshore Licence


Here's a draft submission regarding the Foreshore Licence that Shell are seeking.
The deadline for submission is this Sunday (18th Oct). Submissions can be emailed to


FAO: Coastal Zone Management Division - Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

I request that you reject the application made by SEPIL seeking a Foreshore Licence for the Corrib Gas Pipeline.

Work Stopped at Shell's Illegal Construction Site

Jen Debender - RSC - Indymedia

When asked about the legality of Shell's construction works, a garda replied 'Irrelevant'

This morning the 14 October, a local resident blocked the entrance gate to a Shell construction site for which there is no planning permission, refusing to move until some proof that Shell's actions are legal were provided.

Shell Begins Onshore Pipeline Works Without Planning Permission

Shelver - Indymedia

Shell have begun work on the route of the onshore Corrib gas pipeline, without waiting for the verdict of the oral hearing into the application, which is due later this month.


Shell move into Aughoose

Shell may enter land after ban lifted


AN ORDER prohibiting Shell from entering commonage land at Rossport in north Mayo for site works has been lifted.

Shell had been found to be in contempt of the November 2007 court order in September but its application to vacate the order before Judge Mary Devins at Belmullet District Court yesterday was successful.

Shell: Murder and cover-up on the high seas

Alfred and John Donovan -

SHELL, DE HALVE WAARHEID EN DE DOOFPOT…. Shell, half the truth and the cover-up….

This is an updated version of an article first published on 23 May 2009
By Alfred and John Donovan

In 1974 it was reported that a Shell employee, Leo Rapmund (36), a crewmember on the Shell tanker, ‘Capulonix’, had gone missing, presumed lost overboard.

Corrib security staff unhappy with reduced wages

Anton McNulty - Mayo News

Corrib security staff unhappy with reduced wages

Corrib complaints about documentary rejected by commission

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

Corrib complaints about documentary rejected by commission

Explorer is building an empire and the prospects look promising

Pat Boyle - Irish Independent

Brian O'Cathain jokingly likens the new empire he is building at Petroceltic to that of ancient Rome. It may not be quite there yet, but he seems pretty emphatic that it will not include Ireland.

Shell 'unhappy' with contempt ruling

ÁINE RYAN - Irish Times

A DISTRICT Court judge who recently ruled that Shell EP Ireland was in contempt of court was told yesterday the company was “very unhappy” with her judgment and wished it to be clarified by the High Court.

On September 4th last, Judge Mary Devins found Shell in contempt of a District Court order, issued in November 2007, prohibiting the company from carrying out exploratory works on the Rossport commonage in north Mayo. Sentencing, subject to conditions, was adjourned until yesterday’s sitting of Westport District Court.