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September 2010

Protesters Halt Shell drilling in Conservation Area for Second Time This Week

Press release: Issued by Rossport Solidarity Camp

Wednesday, 22nd September 2010

 

Protesters Halt Shell drilling in Conservation Area for Second Time This Week

Corrib hearing extended as An Taisce calls for adjournment

By: 
Áine Ryan - Mayo News

AN Taisce has called on An Bord Pleanála to adjourn the ongoing hearing into the controversial Corrib gas project, in Belmullet, to facilitate legal requirements under EU legislation.

In an 80-page submission on behalf of the national trust, Ms Attracta Uí Bhroin said on Friday last either the hearing must be adjourned or new information by Shell must be disallowed. 
Citing the particular pertinence of ‘the very technical nature of the new borehole log information, presented by the applicant after the hearing reconvened’, she noted that observers did not have time to properly assess this, as was their legal right. She referred to requirements under Directive 85/337/EEC. 

Shell's investigation resumes as protest ends

By: 
Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

SHELL EP Ireland has resumed investigative work on the proposed new Corrib pipeline route in north Mayo, following suspension of activity when two Shell to Sea campaigners boarded one of the drilling rigs.

The two campaigners from the Rossport Solidarity Camp secured themselves with a hammock under the drilling rig for 12 hours on Monday from shortly after 7am until 7pm. They were wearing dry suits and had food, and left voluntarily when work was due to finish on the drilling rigs under the licensing terms.

Work suspended as protesters tie themselves to Shell rig

By: 
Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

SHELL EP Ireland was forced to suspend investigative work on the proposed new Corrib pipeline route in north Mayo yesterday when two Shell to Sea campaigners boarded one of the drilling rigs.

The two protesters secured themselves with a hammock under the drilling rig, and were still suspended from the structure yesterday evening.


Corrib subsea tunnel would be longest in Europe

By: 
Áine Ryan - Mayo News

AS cinema audiences attending the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend were treated to five showings of The Pipe, a documentary by Risteard O Domhnaill, about the controversial Corrib gas project, the latest oral hearing rumbled on in Belmullet. And while much of last week’s submissions and questioning were about technical matters, the dramatic differences between the applicant, Shell, and objectors remain patently clear.

 

Two Campaigners Currently Occupying Shell Drill Rig in Srwaddacon Bay

Press release: Issued by Rossport Solidarity Camp - Monday, 20th September 2010


Just before 7am this morning, nine Shell to Sea campaigners swam out to one of Shell's drilling platforms in the Srwaddacon Bay Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Two people climbed up one of the drills and have occupied it since.

What John Gormley has done to Sruwaddacon Bay!!

By: 
Dave Donnellan - Vimeo

Here's a video entitled "The Chase" done by Dave Donnellan

The Chase from Dave Donnellan on Vimeo.

Corrib gas pipeline - On-line poll result

By: 
JM - Indymedia

Majority rejects pipeline project

The Mayo-based Connaught Telegraph weekly newspaper ran an on-line poll this week on the Corrib gas pipeline project, with unsurprising results.

Poll graphic
Poll graphic

Filming community conflict: Windfall and The Pipe at TIFF

By: 
Patricia Aufderheide - Center for Social Media

At the Toronto International Film Festival, along with big-name documentary directors were two remarkable projects by first-time directors. They exemplified how to reveal community controversy from inside, with integrity.

Adjourn Corrib gas hearing, An Taisce says

By: 
Áine Ryan - Irish Times

AN TAISCE has called on An Bord Pleanála to adjourn the ongoing hearing into the controversial Corrib gas project in Belmullet, Co Mayo.

In an 80-page submission on behalf of the national trust, Attracta Ui Bhroin said yesterday either the hearing must be adjourned or new information by Shell must be disallowed.