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August 2012

“Those crusty Irish bastards really got us by the balls now!” admits Shell CEO

By: 
Colm Williamson - Waterford Whispers News

SHELL CEO Peter Voser admitted today that the shell-to-sea protesters have really got the multinational oil and gas company by the balls after a truck carrying drilling equipment for the Corrib project got stuck on a road yesterday.

Posted Date: 
3 August 2012

Heavy vehicles deployed to shift lorry

By: 
Áine Ryan - Irish Times

More than 100 gardaí escorted a convoy of heavy vehicles to the isolated Glenamoy crossroads in north Mayo at about 4.30am this morning in a bid to free Shell’s giant tunnel boring machine.

A spokesman for Rossport Solidarity Camp said the gardaí implemented checkpoints from about 10km away at Bangor Erris.

Posted Date: 
3 August 2012

Shell apologises for excessive noise levels during onshore pipeline works

By: 
Mayo Advertiser

Noise limits set down in the planning conditions of the Corrib offshore pipline project were exceeded, according to a statement issued by Shell E&P.

The breach of conditions occurred between May 30 and June 9 during the dewatering of the offshore pipline.

According to the company these are the first noise limit violations experienced on the pipeline project, which has been under construction for more than one year.

Posted Date: 
3 August 2012

Day Three in the TBM House

By: 
resting camper - Indymedia

Day three and things are still looking bad for Shell. Protesters and the Irish bog have the upper hand, with Shell receiving flack and Gardai humbled as crane sent packing.

Posted Date: 
3 August 2012

That's a big truck causing hassle in Mayo

By: 
Mark O'Toole - Joe.ie

Shell are being accused of causing more hassle in Mayo as a 160 tonne truck causes traffic mayhem in the West.

Posted Date: 
3 August 2012

'Rossport five' farmer arrested at crossroads

By: 
Áine Ryan - Irish Times

ROSSPORT FARMER Willie Corduff was arrested yesterday afternoon at the scene of the jack-knifed Shell lorry at an isolated crossroads in north Co Mayo.

Mr Corduff is one of five men who were jailed for 94 days in 2005 in relation to their opposition to Shell’s construction of a pipeline and terminal in the area.

The lorry, which is carrying a section of the giant tunnel-boring machine, named Fionnuala after one of the Children of Lir, has been stuck at the Glenamoy crossroads since early Monday morning.

Posted Date: 
2 August 2012

Councillor appalled over Shell truck blockage at Glenamoy

By: 
The Editor - Mayo Today
The health and safety of a whole community was put at risk by the blocking of the junction of the L1203 and R312 roads at Glenamoy Crossroads by a Shell Convoy, according to local Sinn Féin councillor, Rose Conway-Walsh.  Efforts are continuing to move the jack-knifed 160-ton truck carrying machinery for the Shell Ireland for tunnelling work near Rossport.
Posted Date: 
2 August 2012

Rossport farmer arrested at jack-knifed lorry

By: 
Áine Ryan The Mayo News - Wednesday, 01 August 2012 14:43


ROSSPORT farmer, Willie Corduff (pictured), was arrested this afternoon (Wednesday) at the scene of the jack-knifed Shell lorry at an isolated crossroads in north Mayo.
Mr Corduff is one of five men jailed for 94 days in 2005 for their opposition to the Corrib project.

Posted Date: 
2 August 2012