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February 2011

Shell profits soar to £11.5bn

Irish Independent

Royal Dutch Shell outshone its troubled rival BP today as it revealed a near-doubling in annual profits to $18.6bn (€13.5bn).

Higher oil prices and a boost to production levels meant the Anglo-Dutch firm increased earnings in the final three months of the year by almost 400pc to $5.7bn (€4.1bn)

Questions to ask your local politicians about Corrib and giveaway of our oil & gas

In 2006, the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) estimated that the amount of gas and oil off Ireland’s west coast, is a potential 10 BBOE (billion barrels of oil equivalent). Based on the average price of a barrel of oil for 2010 of $80, this works out at $800 billion, or €600 billion.

  • Do you believe that the Irish people should benefit from any exploitation of the estimated €600 billion of oil & gas off the west coast of Ireland? 


Corrib like Anglo Irish Bank – Pobal Chill Chomáin

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

JUST like Anglo-Irish Bank, the Corrib project has proven to be ‘too big’ to take-on by the government. That’s the view of north Mayo community group, An Pobal Chill Chomáin, who welcomed last week’s move by An Taisce (The National Trust) to seek a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s recent ruling, which granted permission for the last section of the Corrib pipeline to run through a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). 

New Song: Overruled - Corrib Corruption/Limited personality


Overruled..Tuam band highlighting the theft of Irish Resources due to corrupt politicians and heavy lobbying by multi nationals and vested interests!

An Illustration of the work Shell has done in 10 years

Watch the Primetime linked below from the 5th of July 2001 which asks "who really benefits from Ireland's offshore exploration industry"

It illustrates the work that Shell and other oil companies have done in the last 10 years to change political and media views in relation to the giveaway.

Teacher opposed to Corrib gas pipeline may leave area

The Irish Times

The daughter of one of the Rossport Five opposed to the Corrib gas pipeline in north Mayo has said she, her family and other families may now leave the area. This, said Bríd Ní Sheighin, was due to An Bord Pleanála’s recent approval of the last pipeline section.

Ms Ní Sheighin, who is a teacher and mother of two small children, is married to John Monaghan, blacksmith, artist and spokesman for community group Pobal Chill Chomáin which appealed against the pipeline route.

We need to reclaim our energy resources and return power to citizens before we turn on each other

Tom Ryan - Letter to The Examiner

IOUs (promissory notes) are being drawn on the Irish taxpayer on a weekly basis from the Irish Central Bank to release cash for shoring up private banks due to deposits being withdrawn.

Shell Ad - Meet our people


Surely this constitutes false-advertising!!