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October 2010

Priest and parents concerned about Shell school sponsorship

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

A PARISH Priest in north-west Mayo has raised concerns about Shell’s funding of national school activities, in light of the division the project has caused in the local community.
Father Michael Nallen, who is PP in Kilcommon, told The Mayo News yesterday that he had not been aware that Shell E&P Ireland was involved in the sponsorship of Mayo County Council’s Water Safety Programme for schools until parents raised the issue with him during the last week, after pictures and an article about the programme’s success appeared in local newspapers.

The real villain in Corrib gas controversy

John Donovan - Royal Dutch Shell plc

Shell and their partners will prevail in their endeavors so long as they have the elected authorities in Ireland, along with local law enforcement, in their ‘hip pocket’.

Shell rejects talks invite from rights organisation

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

SHELL EP Ireland and its security contractors for the Corrib gas project have confirmed that they declined an invitation to meet an Amnesty International/Front Line human rights delegation in north Mayo last week.

However, the Garda agreed to meet the delegation to discuss possible monitoring of future Corrib gas protests. Chief Supt Tom Curley, head of the Mayo Garda division, confirmed that the two organisations had been in contact.

Walking around and near the problems

Joanne Laurier - World Socialist Website

Toronto International Film Festival 2010—Part 6

Secret papers 'show how Shell targeted Nigeria oil protests'

[Sunday, 14 June 2009]

Serious questions over Shell Oil's alleged involvement in human rights abuses in Nigeria emerged last night after confidential internal documents and court statements revealed how the energy giant enlisted the help of the country's brutal former military government to deal with protesters.

To Shell or to Connacht

Lelia Doolan - Irish Times

ENVIRONMENT: LELIA DOOLAN reviews Once Upon a Time in the West: The Corrib Gas Controversy By Lorna Siggins Transworld Ireland, 418pp. £14.99

Shell Executives Accuse Oil-Covered Otter Of Playing It Up

The Onion

              The otter, milking it for every last ounce of sympathy.

Shell to Sea addresses One Percent Network Walk Tour

Caoimhe Kerins, Dublin Shell to Sea Spokesperson addressing One Percent Network Walk Tour

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Mayo parish priest critical of media and politicians over Corrib project

Sean Ryan - CINews

A Mayo parish priest has launched a strong attack on politicians claiming that his rural parish has been, “a victim of tarnished and untrusted holders of political office.” 

‘The Pipe’ reviewed by Screen Daily

Mark Adams - Screen Daily

An oil company vs ordinary people…the tag line for Risteard O Domhnaill’s engrossing and provocative documentary couldn’t be more pertinent – except that this time the oil company is Shell, and the people are represented by the good folk of Rossport in Ireland.