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September 2010

Shell Takeover of Ireland ‘Complete’


“The Shell takeover of Ireland is now complete.” This was the message from Shell to Sea campaigners, including a number of éirígí activists, who raised a Shell flag at the Twenty-Six County Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government in Dublin on Sunday [August 29].

Canadians find common cause with Rossport

'The Pipe' The Film

September 1, 2010 – Dublin/Los Angeles—An Irish documentary film, in competition at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival, has a surprising life-imitating-art-imitating-life quality to it in the wake of the Canadian oil sands pipeline spill in Michigan, late July 2010.

Shell criticised over gifts to schools

Áine Ryan - Irish Times

A RETIRED Department of Education psychologist has criticised Shell’s public relations strategy of targeting schools with Corrib Natural Gas “baubles and trinkets”.

He also claimed the company “was manipulating the community in a shameless way in order to achieve their own ends”.

Shell ‘take-over’ is now complete

Marian Harrison - Western People

AS THE oral hearing into Shell’s proposed onshore pipeline tunnel enters its second week, objectors to the project raised a flag at the Customs House in Dublin in an re-enactment of an iconic World War II photograph.

Shell to Sea supporters raised the Shell flag at the Department of Environment offices in a re-creation of the raising of the US flag at the Pacific Island of Two Jima.

Parish priest heckled over support for Shell

Áine Ryan - Irish Times

THE CONTROVERSIAL Corrib gas project is arguably the most forensically examined project in the 88-year history of the State, a northwest Mayo parish priest said in support of the project yesterday.

Fr Kevin Hegarty of Kilmore-Erris was the first of two parish priests to address the An Bord Pleanála hearing, in Belmullet, Co Mayo, into Shell’s revised application.

An Bord Pleanala Decision on Shell Corrib Gas Project

John Donovan - Royal Dutch Shell plc

Comment by member of Celtic Tiger 5 – a dissident group of Shell employees working within the Corrib Gas Project in Ireland.

An Bord Pleanala (ABP) on June 1st 2006 ruled that three work activities in connection with the Corrib Gas onshore pipeline were not considered as exempted development and therefore required planning permission.