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March 2011

Final consents signed off on Corrib gas project

By: 
Toni Bourke - Mayo Advertiser

Shell to Sea has criticised a decision by Minister for Energy Pat Carey to sign consents for the last section of the Corrib gas pipeline on the day of the General Election. Permission has been granted for the construction of a gas pipeline from the Corrib gas field subsea facilities to the Corrib gas terminal at Bellanaboy and for an approval of an addendum to the Plan of Development for the Corrib gas field development.

FF election reject says Corrib saga was ‘proudest moment’

By: 
Deborah Naylor - Western People

THE former Minister for the Marine Frank Fahey, who was one of the high profile Fianna Fáil casualties in Election 2011, has described the Corrib gas project as “one of his proudest political moments”.

Carey defends signing pipe consents

By: 
Lorna Siggins & Marie O'Halloran - Irish Times

CORRIB GAS: MINISTER FOR Energy Pat Carey has staunchly defended his decision to sign, on the day of the general election, key consents for the last section of the Corrib gas pipeline.

He said the decision was part of an eight-month process and taken after very comprehensive assessment and legal advice, including from the Attorney General.

Shell to Sea slams Corrib sign off as "last act of a corrupt and desperate regime".

Shell to sea has criticised a decision by former Minister for Energy Pat Carey to sign key consents for the last section of Corrib gas pipeline on the day of the general election.

Shell to Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington stated: "By signing off on these latest consents for Shell, Pat Carey has facilitated the €580 billion giveaway of Irish natural resources at a time of national impoverishment due to the actions and negligence of the outgoing government."

Corrib Gas Line Approved In Dáil's Last Gasp

By: 
Build.ie

A highly controversial document of consent has been signed on the last day of the term in office of the last Minister for Energy.

The now former Minister Pat Carey, who lost his seat in Friday's General Election announced on Monday that he was granting permission to an application received 10 months earlier from Shell E&P Ireland Limited (SEPIL), acting on behalf of their Corrib Gas Partners.

Criticism as Carey signs off on Corrib pipeline

By: 
Deaglán de Bréadún & Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times - Tuesday, March 1, 2011

THERE HAS been widespread criticism of a decision by Minister for Energy Pat Carey to sign key consents for the last section of Corrib gas pipeline on the day of the general election.

The Department of Energy has said the consent to construct the pipeline and approval of the project’s amended plan of development was issued as a matter of course after An Bord Pleanála approved the new pipeline route in January.

Shell to Sea encourages people to enter Statoil competition

By: 
AC - Shell to Sea - Indymedia

Tell Statoil what you think of the Corrib Gas Project - in public

Norwegian energy giant Statoil, with New Scientist Magazine, has launched a competition to ‘win a trip to the high Arctic and the deep sea’. Specifically, the lucky winner will have the opportunity to fly to the 472-metre-high Troll gas platform in the North Sea.