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November 2010

Giving our resources to Norway

Fintan O'Toole - Irish Times

The Irish Times - Tuesday, August 30, 2005

One of the myths propagated by left-wing agitators is that the development of the Corrib gas field off the Mayo coast will not benefit the ordinary citizen. This is wildly inaccurate, argues Fintan O'Toole. 

The truth is that huge profit from the exploitation of this Irish natural resource will flow into the exchequer.

Walking all over our rights

The Irish Times - Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Few notions generate as much hypocrisy and cant as that of private property. And seldom has the double standard that surrounds it been clearer than in the last week.

Gas explosion fears raised at hearing

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times - 6th June 2009

SHELL EP Ireland consultants have conceded that safe shelter in the event of a rupture and explosion has not yet been identified for residents living close to the proposed Corrib gas onshore pipeline.

The consultants also told the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing in north Mayo yesterday that houses within 230 metres of the pipeline could “burn spontaneously” from heat radiation if gas in the pipe was at full pressure.

Gas valued at €420 billion off the west coast of Ireland, while Fianna Fáil speeds us towards the IMF

Conor McCabe - Dublin Opinion

Just a quick post to highlight the Shell to Sea factsheet, that there is €420 billion worth of natural gas of the coast of Ireland - all of which has been given for free to Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, Exxon Mobil.



The Pipe (a David and Goliath documentary)

James Lynch - My Modern Met

Here in Ireland there has been a huge furore over the past 4+ years about the building of a gas pipeline from the Corrib Gasfield off the west coast of Co. Mayo to nine miles inland. The local people have been divided by the prospect of this pipeline. The Shell Oil company (who have a less than stellar record internationally) are behind the pipeline.