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March 2011

ESB CEO Padraig McManus on Ireland buying back Corrib Gas

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RTE

Retiring ESB's Chief Executive, Padraig McManus spoke on Today with Pat Kenny this morning.  Here is the exchange on Corrib made 54:40 into the show.

Posted Date: 
24 March 2011

22 TDs gather at gates of Dail to demand reversal of Corrib pipeline consents

By: 
WH - Indymedia

Twenty-two TDs gathered at the gates of Leinster House in a sunny Dublin today to back Dublin Shell to Sea’s call for the new Government to overturn the consents granted by former minister Pat Carey to Shell E&P Ireland on the day of the recent general election.

Posted Date: 
23 March 2011

Shells Work Stopped for 4 hours

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Rossport Solidarity camp - Indymedia

This morning 5 members of the Rossport solidarity camp blockaded Shell Oil from accessing thier proposed compound in Glengad Co.Mayo

Posted Date: 
23 March 2011

The Pipe - Movie Review of The Pipe - 2010

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Jennifer Merin - About.com

An Irish Community Stands Up To Shell

Posted Date: 
23 March 2011

TDs unite outside Dáil to back Shell to Sea campaign

By: 
BreakingNews.ie

Twenty-two TDs gathered at the gates of Leinster House in Dublin today to call on the Government to overturn consents granted by former Minister Pat Carey to Shell E&P Ireland on the day of the recent General Election.


Photo: William Hederman

Speaking at the press conference, Dublin Shell to Sea spokesperson Caoimhe Kerins criticised Mr Carey’s decision, saying: “These consents were issued in a highly dubious manner on the day of the recent general Election.

Posted Date: 
22 March 2011

22 TDs gather at gates of Dail to demand reversal of Corrib Gas Pipeline Consents

News Release - Issued by Dublin Shell to Sea
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

22 TDs GATHER AT GATES OF DAIL TO DEMAND REVERSAL OF CORRIB GAS PIPELINE CONSENTS

Ferris calls for radical changes to oil and gas terms

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Sinn Féin

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on natural resources Martin Ferris TD, has called on the Government to reverse Pat Carey’s election day approval for the Corrib gas pipeline and to introduce changes to the licensing and revenue terms governing oil and gas exploration. The Kerry North/Limerick West TD was speaking at a Shell to Sea event outside Leinster House this afternoon which was attended by TDs from Sinn Féin, the United Left Alliance and several independents.

Deputy Ferris said:

Posted Date: 
22 March 2011

The sleepy Irish village that challenged Shell over controversial pipeline

By: 
Mark Jansen - The Ecologist

A ten-year campaign opposing a Shell gas pipeline in a remote cornor of Ireland is documented in a major new film - The Pipe - and has become a focal point for a community's right to oppose corporations and central government

One of the last acts of the outgoing Fianna Fail government in Ireland last month was to approve a planning application by oil and gas giant Shell to build an onshore pipeline in a remote and beautiful corner of western Ireland - the parish of Kilcommon Erris in County Mayo.

Posted Date: 
22 March 2011

Up to 20 TDs calling for reversal of Corrib consents

By: 
Irish Examiner

Up to 20 TDs, along with Dublin Shell to Sea are today calling on the new Government to reverse consents granted to Shell for the onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline.

The consents were issued despite High Court proceedings initiated by An Taisce and Erris residents against last January's An Bord Pleanála decision to grant permission.

They were controversially granted on the day of the General Election by former Minister Pat Carey.

Posted Date: 
22 March 2011