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April 2011

SF seeks new exploration terms

By: 
Steven Carroll - Irish Times

Sinn Féin is to table a motion in the Dáil next week calling for radical changes to oil and gas exploration in the State.

Posted Date: 
18 April 2011

John Monaghan invites Mary Robinson to Erris

By: 
changingireland - YouTube

Posted Date: 
18 April 2011

Dalai Lama and John Monaghan Attend ‘POSSIBILITIES Civic Summit’

By: 
AFRI

On Wednesday, April 13th, two thousand people gathered in Dublin’s Citywest Hotel for the sold-out POSSIBILITIES 2011 civic summit. POSSIBILITIES was organised by three Irish non-profit organisations: Afri, Children in Crossfire and SpunOut.ie and aims to inspire people, young and old, to become vocal and active in transforming our country and our planet for the better.

Posted Date: 
18 April 2011

Sinn Féin to table oil and gas licences motion

By: 
RTE

 

Sinn Féin is calling for changes to the revenue and licensing terms governing oil and gas exploration.

Posted Date: 
16 April 2011

Norwegian Newspaper: Statoil in a brutal conflict in Ireland

By: 
Klassekampen

Front Page: Statoil in a brutal conflict in Ireland

[This is a rough translation only]

Foreign investment: In a revealing recording Irish policemen joke about raping environmental activists. This has further polarised the conflict about bringing gas from the Corrib field onshore. Opponents have made 111 complaints about police brutality. Statoil owns about a third of the field, where Shell is the operator. Pages 28 and 29.

Posted Date: 
16 April 2011

Review of 'The Pipe' documentary at Cúirt

By: 
Mairead Ni Chaoimh

Just back from watching ‘The Pipe’ at the Town Hall Theatre. It was one of the documentaries screened as part of Galway’s Cúirt Festival.
It’s the story of how a tiny community in Rossport, Co Mayo responded to the laying of a gas pipeline by Shell in the area.
The strength of the film is the fact that director Risteard Ó’Domhnaill had unlimited and intimate access to the main players of the campaign and the community in general.

Posted Date: 
16 April 2011

Shatter's remarks about Garda rape comments 'beggar belief'

News Release - Issued by Dublin Shell to Sea
Thursday, April 14th, 2011

SHATTER’S REMARKS ON GARDA RAPE COMMENTS ‘BEGGAR BELIEF’

-- Minister’s attitude underlines need for independent international inquiry --

Shell to Sea has rejected accusations made Justice Minister Alan Shatter that campaigners had “exploited” the recent controversy over comments about rape made by Gardaí.

Shell to Sea denies ‘exploiting’ rape-tape controversy

By: 
Anton McNulty - Mayo News

SHELL to Sea activists have rejected accusations made by the Justice Minister Alan Shatter that campaigners had ‘exploited’ the controversial rape comments made by gardaí. The comments were caught on a tape inadvertently recorded in a garda jeep after two female Corrib gas protestors were arrested.

Posted Date: 
15 April 2011

The Norwegian oil experience: a toolbox for managing natural resources?

By: 
Laurence Cox - Irish Left Review

What can Ireland learn from Norway about how to deal with the energy multinationals and how to use natural resources for the good of all?

Norway is often seen as a model example of how to manage natural resources such as oil and gas for the benefit of the whole society rather than the profit of a few. From a relatively marginal European country, which only became independent in the early twentieth century, Norway has become a leading welfare state and one of the world's less unequal societies.

Posted Date: 
14 April 2011

Shatter says rape remarks 'exploited'

By: 
Tim O'Brien - Irish Times

CORRIB PROTEST: MINISTER FOR Justice Alan Shatter has criticised some Corrib protesters, claiming they “exploited” the recent controversy over comments by gardaí.

He also rejected calls for an international inquiry into the policing of the Corrib gas project.

The controversy was sparked by publication of transcripts of a tape in which gardaí were heard speaking about raping a female protester who had been arrested.

Posted Date: 
14 April 2011