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February 2012

Shell begins final phase of Corrib project

By: 
RTE News

Shell to Sea has questioned claims that over 1,400 jobs will be sustained during the final stages of the Corrib gas project in Co Mayo.

The partnership behind the Corrib Gas project is to invest another €800m to bring it to completion between now and late 2014.

Shell E&P Ireland claims the investment will create 700 direct jobs and 750 indirect jobs in that period. It also said when complete the project could supply up to 60% of Ireland's gas needs at times of peak production.

Posted Date: 
13 February 2012

Residents Reclaim L1202

Press statement re. L1202 (coast road from Leenamore to Barnatra) in Erris

Posted Date: 
13 February 2012

Jail!

By: 
Niall Harnett - (in a personal capacity.)

An insight into prison life in Ireland, namely Castlerea Prison, Co Roscommon.

“Your letters have sparked riots in the maximum security wing of my heart” - Sideshow Bob, the Simpsons!

Posted Date: 
10 February 2012

Over €14.5m spent in policing protests against Corrib gas pipeline

By: 
Hugh O'Connell - TheJournal.ie

THE GARDAÍ HAVE spent over €14.5 million on the policing operation at the controversial Shell refinery project in Mayo over the last five years, it has emerged.

The figures do not include the basic salaries for Gardaí on duty at the protest site in north Mayo which means the actual cost of policing the protests is higher.

Campaigners from the Shell to Sea organisation have been protesting against the construction of the Corrib gas pipeline for the past seven years.

Posted Date: 
10 February 2012

Shell Corrib Gas project controversies continue

By: 
John Donovan - RoyalDutchShellPLC.com

James Gill is the Garda Sergeant who allegedly made a bizarre threat relating to a Shell Corrib protestor: “Give me your name and address or I’ll rape you.”

 

 

 

The Irish Times -- Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Posted Date: 
10 February 2012

Garda bill for Shell site protests hits €14m

By: 
STEVEN CARROLL and GORDON DEEGAN

THE GARDA has incurred more than €14.5 million in additional costs such as overtime and subsistence payments in policing the Shell oil refinery site at Bellanaboy, Co Mayo, since 2006.

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said the figure did not include the basic salaries paid to gardaí who had policed the site but that, while “deeply regrettable”, the extra spend on policing was “absolutely necessary”.

Posted Date: 
10 February 2012

Shell to Sea refutes Shatter's Garda overtime comments

By: 
Shelltosea

Minister blasts 'protest tourists' as Shell Corrib protests cost €14.5m

By: 
Denis McEvoy

Justice Minister Alan Shatter has thrown a wobbly about the 'protest tourists' who have cost the State over €14.5 million in the last six years at the Corrib gas pipeline protests alone.

The massive bill for policing the protests, which began in 2006, are only for extra costs and do not even include the basic salaries of gardaí.

Posted Date: 
9 February 2012

Protester to appeal defamation ruling

By: 
Áine Ryan - Irish Times

A CORRIB gas protester who was recently successfully pursued for defamation by a retired garda has appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court.

Fisherman Pat O’Donnell, known locally as The Chief, claims Circuit Court Judge Margaret Heneghan “could be perceived to be biased” in her ruling, because she attended a Co Mayo secondary school for a time in the 1970s with retired Garda sergeant James Gill.

Mr Gill policed the Corrib protests for a number of years and sat on its monitoring committee.

Posted Date: 
8 February 2012

The Chief cries foul

By: 
Aine Ryan - Mayo News

[Shell to Sea]  Read a court report on the case here: Court Report On “rape-tape” Sergeant Being Awarded €33,0000

A CORRIB gas protestor who was recently the subject of successful defamation proceedings taken by a former Mayo garda, has appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court.
Fisherman, Pat O’Donnell, known locally as ‘The Chief’, claimed in proceedings before the High Court that Circuit Court Judge Margaret Heneghan ‘could be perceived to be biased’ in her ruling, because she attended a County Mayo secondary school for a time in the 1970s with the claimant, retired Sergeant James Gill.  Mr Gill policed the Corrib protests for a number of years and sat on the monitoring committee.

 

Posted Date: 
7 February 2012