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April 2011

INTERVIEW: Energy campaigner Padhraig Campbell

By: 
Áine Ryan, The Mayo News

OVER THREE decades ago he worked on offshore oil rigs. Not in the Atlantic but off Scotland in the North Sea. Since then Swinford native, Padhraig Campbell has been a passionate campaigner for the development and exploitation of our west coast’s rich reserves of oil and gas and for a better deal for Irish citizens.
Campbell, who spent his childhood holidays overlooking the vast ocean at Erris, has also been a strong critic of repeated government’s failure to even recognise this great natural resource, which could –  if managed properly – net our cash-strapped exchequer with billions of euro.

Posted Date: 
26 April 2011

Letter in the Connaught Telegraph

By: 
Mary Feeney

Women still live in the dark ages

tuesday, 26 April 2011 13:09

Sir,

I wish to express my outrage at the political parties in Leinster House, especially the women who by their silence have shown us they are willing to live and work in a male dominated society as long as it pays them well for betraying their sisters.

Posted Date: 
26 April 2011

May Day! May Day! Rossport Solidarity Camp Summer Gathering Sat 30 April - Mon 2nd May

By: 
Rossport Solidarity Camp

Come up to the Rossport Solidarity Camp Summer Gathering for the May Bank Holiday weekend to see for yourself what's at stake and learn more about the campaign. 

The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland.

 

Posted Date: 
25 April 2011

'Rape tape' garda still to be formally interviewed

By: 
By Edel Kennedy, The Irish independent

Monday April 25 2011

ONE of five gardai at the centre of the 'rape tape' controversy has yet to be interviewed over jokes made about raping two women.

The investigation centred on five gardai, but it has been "discontinued" into two of the officers after it was found they had no case to answer.

Posted Date: 
25 April 2011

Shell invests extra €60m to complete Corrib gas project

By: 
GORDON DEEGAN, The Irish Times

SHELL IRELAND has received a further cash injection of €60 million from its parent company to complete the Corrib gas project.

This brings to €190 million what Shell E&P Ireland Ltd has received in additional cash in recent months as it prepares to complete the final phase of the project that includes the construction of a 5km subterranean tunnel to bring gas ashore from the Corrib Gas field.

Documents recently filed with the Companies Office show the fresh cash injection has brought Shell Ireland’s share capital to €614 million.

Posted Date: 
25 April 2011

Report from the annual Good Friday walk

The annual Good Friday walk went ahead yesterday despite the heavy rain. About 83 people walked the length of Shell's 9km proposed raw gas pipeline. The walk is a symbolic act to push Shell out of this beautiful area.

 

Posted Date: 
24 April 2011

Hunt for $1 trillion worth of Irish oil to begin

By: 
Dan Buckley - Irish Examiner

THE largest concerted oil and gas drilling campaign ever carried out off the coast of Ireland will begin this summer in search of reserves which a government study has suggested could be worth as much as $1 trillion at current prices.

Posted Date: 
23 April 2011

Campaigners want better deal on resources

By: 
Eoin Ó Leidhin - Letter to Irish Examiner

MICHAEL O’CONNELL’S labelling of Corrib protesters as villains who are hurting economic progress, defies any logical analysis of the facts.

While Corrib protesters campaign on the health, safety and environmental impacts of the Corrib project, they also campaign on seeking a better deal from any exploitation of the country’s oil and gas resources.

Posted Date: 
23 April 2011

Corrib protesters right

By: 
Martin Kelly - Letter to Irish Examiner

IN his letter concerning the Corrib Gas protesters Michael O’Connell (April 19) fails to realise that the current fiscal terms provide for a 25% fuel tax rate, with zero royalties and zero state ownership.

In international terms this tax rate is extremely low and will in any event be written off against all development costs for the oil companies, extending back 25 years.

Posted Date: 
23 April 2011

If we don’t look for oil we won’t find it

By: 
Editorial - Irish Examiner

NONE of us need to be told that we must consider anything that might allow us regain the kind of independence solvent countries enjoy so the report that great swathes of off-shore Ireland have not been as thoroughly assessed for oil or gas as they might be could be an occasion for some optimism.

Posted Date: 
23 April 2011