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February 2011

Expert warns on risks of explosion

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times - 5th May 09

A FORMER Army bomb disposal officer has warned of “horrific” consequences for civilians in and around Rossport if an onshore gas pipeline serving the Corrib gas project should rupture and explode.

A hospital with a specialised burns unit and a fire station would have to be located in the area, due to the potential for fatalities and serious injury in a very isolated area, Comdt Patrick Boyle (ret) told the An Bord Pleanála hearing into the Corrib gas modified onshore pipeline yesterday.

Shell asked for named inspector not to hear appeal

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times - 10th Oct 08

SHELL EP Ireland has confirmed that it asked An Bord Pleanála not to assign one of its inspectors to an appeal relating to the Corrib gas refinery.

The appeal, which is currently before the planning board, refers to permission recently granted by Mayo County Council for amendments to the refinery under construction.

Providence Resources in talks with Shell over future production from Celtic Sea

Jamie Ashcroft - ProActive Investors

Providence Resources (LON:PVR) told investors that it has signed a preliminary agreement with Shell (LON:RDSB) regarding the Barryroe and Hook Head oil discoveries offshore Ireland.

It is now negotiating the terms of an off-take deal to sell the future production to the major international oil company.

Risteard Ó Dohmnaill on The Daily Show


You can see Risteard Ó Dohmnaill on The Daily Show on RTE.

The interview starts about 2 minutes into the show.

Naomi Klein's TED Talk - We've "Entered the Era of Extreme Energy"

Jimmy Mengel

"How else to describe this, but as a form of mass insanity. Just when we know we need to be learning to live on the surface of our planet, off the power of sun, wind and waves; We are frantically digging to get at the dirtiest, highest emitting stuff imaginable..."

-Naomi Klein

TG4 to show An Píopa (The Pipe)

The Connaught Telegraph

TG4 is to show the award-wining documentary The Pipe (directed by Risteard Ó Domhnaill) tonight (Wednesday) evening at 9.30 p.m. In a remote corner of the west of Ireland sits Broadhaven Bay. It is the perfect picture postcard, where the high cliffs of Erris Head and the Stags of Broadhaven stand sentry at the

Party policies akin to ‘economic treachery’ - Daly

Michael Commins - Mayo News

INDEPENDENT candidate Martin Daly launched his campaign in Hotel Ballina on Thursday night. A member of the teaching staff at St Nathy’s College in Ballaghaderreen, the economics graduate, who has been endorsed by New Vision, The Mayo Reform movement and reputable economists, said he firmly believed the policies by the main political parties amount to ‘economic treachery’.

WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices

John Vidal - The Guardian

US diplomat convinced by Saudi expert that reserves of world's biggest oil exporter have been overstated by nearly 40%

TG4 screens The Pipe this Wednesday at 9.30pm

Mayo News

Award-Winning documentary, The Pipe, which chronicles the personal and community strife caused by the controversial Corrib gas project, will be shown on TG4 at 9.30pm tomorrow night, Wednesday, February 9. 

Sligo woman arrested after blocking EirGrid pylon crew

Marese McDonagh - Irish Times

A CO Sligo mother arrested after a confrontation with workers on a pylon project said yesterday she would go to jail rather than allow the pylons to be built on her land.

Gardaí were called to the scene for the second consecutive day after Sharon Mullen told the EirGrid workers she did not want them on the farm she and her husband Pat own in the Keash area.