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March 2011

Coalition plan falls short of pre-election promises

By: 
Paul Donnelly, John Hogan & Brendan O'Rourke - Irish Times

ANALYSIS: There was much on openness and fighting white-collar crime in the parties’ manifestos – but where are they in the programme for government, ask PAUL DONNELLY, JOHN HOGAN and BRENDAN O'ROURKE 

Posted Date: 
22 March 2011

Enticed by long-odds Fukushima gamble

By: 
Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times

Economic and scientific elites are prey to delusions that the unlikely will not happen. The rest of us pick up the pieces when it does, writtes FINTAN O'TOOLE 

THERE IS a reason why the ancient Greek tragedies from 2,500 years ago are performed so regularly now. Their basic story is that of hubris and nemesis, of what happens to a man who steps over the bounds of what is proper. The universe restores its balance by destroying him.

Posted Date: 
22 March 2011

Press Release: Opposition TDs to demand reversal of Corrib Gas pipeline consents

News Release - Issued by Dublin Shell to Sea

Up to 20 Opposition TDs to demand reversal of Corrib Gas pipeline consents

Up to 20 opposition TDs will attend a Dublin Shell to Sea photo-call and press conference at 12.30pm on Tuesday 22 March at the Kildare Street gates of Leinster House. 

The TDs will be supporting Shell to Sea’s call for the Fine Gael/Labour coalition government and new Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte to overturn the consents granted by former minister Pat Carey’s to Shell E&P Ireland on the day of the recent general election.

The consents relate to the onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline and were issued despite High Court proceedings being initiated by An Taisce and Erris residents against last January's An Bord Pleanála decision to grant permission for the onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline. 

Shell's Glengad site blockaded!

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Rossport Solidarity Camp

This morning, Shell workers were successfully prevented from carrying out survey work at the Glengad site.

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Posted Date: 
21 March 2011

Rossport Solidarity Camp is Up!

By: 
Rossport Solidarity Camp

Today 20 people helped set up the foundations of the 2011 Rossport Solidarity Camp in Aughoose

Our new camp
Our new camp

Posted Date: 
21 March 2011

Pat O Donnell & Risteard O Domhnaill speak on New York Radio

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WBAI Radio

Listen Pat O Donnell and Risteard O Domhnaill speak on WBAI, New York Radio on a St Patrick's Day special.  There's about a 30 minute interview with the two.

How is it that this isn't being discussed like this on Irish radio and instead is on New York radio?

You can listen to it here: http://archive.wbai.org/

Look for the St. Patricks Day Programme (Thursday March 17 1:00pm)  it starts 35 minutes  into this show.

 

Posted Date: 
20 March 2011

Free offshore ride for Tony O’Reilly highlights total inadequency of offshore licencing terms

By: 
Colm Rapple - Irish Mail on Sunday

Independent Newspapers’ boss Tony O’Reilly has secured himself a free ride in an exploration venture off the west coast which will personally net him a 7% stake in oil and gas finds that could be worth over €20 billion according to some analysts.

Could oil and gas be Ireland's big dig-out?

By: 
Ronan McGreevy - Irish times

Ireland’s oil and gas deposits could make us rich, but finding them is hard, extracting the stuff is tricky and as for making money . . . don’t hold your breath, writes RONAN McGREEVY 

FOUR YEARS AGO the Department of Natural Resources published Atlantic Ireland: An Exciting Petroleum Province , a report about the potential for fossil fuels in Ireland’s territorial waters.

Posted Date: 
19 March 2011

Opposition TDs to demand Corrib Gas Pipeline consents be reversed

Photo Call Notice - Issued by: Dublin Shell to Sea
Date: Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 - Time: 12.30pm

Venue: Gates of Leinster House, Kildare St, Dublin

OPPOSITION TDs TO DEMAND CORRIB GAS PIPELINE CONSENTS BE REVERSED

Up to 20 opposition TDs will take part in a Dublin Shell to Sea photo call next Tuesday at the
gates of Leinster House.

The TDs – from Sinn Féin, the United Left Alliance and Independent members of the

Work Weekend at Rossport Solidarity Camp

By: 
Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

Come and help build the new camp this weekend!

First Benders up!
First Benders up!

The Rossport Solidarity camp work weekend is the 19th and 20th March, thats THIS WEEKEND!

Posted Date: 
19 March 2011