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February 2012

Shell, IRMS & Gardaí move into Glengad

By: 
Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

Shell begins work on Landfall Valve Installation.

Yesterday morning residents of Aghoos, Pollathomas and Glengad were woken by a convoy of heavy vehicles heading in the direction of Glengad. One person drove down to Glengad to see what was happening. At about 7.20am he was stopped by a Garda in Glengad who said the road is blocked. When asked who was blocking the road the Garda said “the Shell boys are doing a bit of work”.

Gardaí and IRMS working hand in hand
Gardaí and IRMS working hand in hand

Posted Date: 
7 February 2012

Frontline on RTE1 discusses Natural Resources, Corrib & Fracking

By: 
RTE

Pat Kenny chairs a debate on the future of Ireland's oil and gas supply including a discussion on the introduction of hydraulic fracking.

 

You can view the program here: http://www.rte.ie/news/av/2012/0206/thefrontline.html#

Posted Date: 
7 February 2012

Shell's tunnelling compound shut down for the day

By: 
Shelver - Rossport Solidarity Camp - Indymedia

Occupy camps travel to Mayo in Solidarity

Last weekend some members of the Irish Occupy camps came to stay at the Rossport Solidarity Camp. There was good numbers already on the camp for winter and so along with our fellow city based campers we numbered 25 – 30. We decided to try shut down Shell’s Aghoos tunnelling compound for the morning.

Posted Date: 
7 February 2012

Learning from the Ogoni

By: 
Ralf Sotscheck, taz.die tageszeitung

The Refinery is built but the pipeline is  still missing. How an irish village defies the workings of Shell and their  own government.

By Ralf Sotschek from Rossport

“We’ve never been in conflict with the police”, says Willie Corduff and shakes his head determinedly.

“And when we needed them, they let us down.  Now we also have to fight the state and the judiciary.”

Posted Date: 
4 February 2012

News release: Shell announces 54% increase in profits to €21.8 billion

News release -Issued by Shell to Sea - Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

-- Company enjoyed €12.7 million tax credit in Ireland in 2011--

Shell today announced profits of €21.8 billion for 2011, which represents a 54% increase on the €14.1 billion they made in 2010. Despite the global slowdown, increased oil prices are given as the reason for Shell's increased profits.[1] 

Victoria Film Festival: The Pipe

By: 
Ryan Flaherty - Victoria News

(Ireland, 2010, 83 min.) The small Irish village of Rossport is an idyllic coastal community home to farmers and fishermen alike. To the eyes of executives at Shell Oil, it's also the ideal spot for the undersea Corrib Gas Pipeline to come ashore. That decision sets off a years-long struggle between locals and the industrial titan, a story which is unflinchingly told in this documentary.

Posted Date: 
2 February 2012