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July 2013

Further Discussion on RoyalDutchShellPLC Blog

By: 
Neil Rooney & George Hamilton - RoyalDutchShellPLC.com
  1. Neil Rooney
    on Jul 18th, 2013 at 12:43
Posted Date: 
18 July 2013

Shoreside ‘sinkholes’ could pose a danger to walkers, campaigners warn

By: 
Daragh Brophy - TheJournal.ie

It’s claimed the depressions – some said to be up to 8ft deep – are being caused by the construction of the Corrib gas pipeline.

LOCALS AND CAMPAIGNERS from the ‘Shell to Sea’ group have placed a series of large signs along the shore at a Co. Mayo estuary to warn of the danger posed by ‘sinkholes’.

Posted Date: 
16 July 2013

Discussion on RoyalDutchShellPLC

By: 
George Hamilton - RoyalDutchShellPLC.com Blog
  1. George Hamilton
    on Jul 15th, 2013 at 07:50

    Half an hour ago at the Corrib site I asked a Shell person about the hunger striker ,yes we know about it we have a sweepstake on how many days nice people

Posted Date: 
16 July 2013

Residents install warning signs along Corrib tunnel route

By: 
Áine Ryan - Mayo News

CONCERNS about sinkholes along the tunnelling route for the last section of the Corrib gas pipeline at Sruwaddacon Estuary have led residents to instal warning signs. They say they were forced to erect the signs, which state ‘Danger Sinkholes: Keep Back’, because neither Mayo County Council nor the Department of Energy and Natural Resources had taken action.
The residents claim the sinkholes began to appear on May 20 and can be up to eight-foot in depth.

Posted Date: 
16 July 2013

News Release: Residents raise sinkhole warning signs over Shell tunnel

News release - Issued by Shell to Sea - Monday 15th July 2013

RESIDENTS RAISE SINKHOLE WARNING SIGNS OVER SHELL TUNNEL
-- Local community forced to act after State agencies ignore danger --

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Yesterday (14th July), local residents and supporters raised signs on Sruwaddacon estuary, warning of the sinkholes that continue to appear over Shell's tunnel. Residents first noticed the sinkholes beginning to appear in the special area of conservation on the 20th May and numerous sinkholes have appeared along the tunnel route since then.

The warning signs which read "Danger Sinkholes: Keep Back" were erected in order to warn users of the estuary of presence of the sinkhole, which have been up to 8 foot deep. Residents were forced to put up the warning signs after both Mayo County Council and the Department of Energy & Natural Resources, despite being contacted, have failed to take any action.

Shell Accused of Corrupting Irish Police Force

By: 
Rasher Ó Reilly

OSSL claim that their company was a supplier to Shell in respect of the Corrib Gas Project. They allege that acting on Shell's instructions, OSSL has distributed bribes on Shell's behalf to parties connected with the project, including the Irish police force (the Garda) who have been the subject of serious accusations of wrong doing by environmental activists protesting against the project. The main accusation being that the Garda has acted as an offshoot of Shell security.

For more info please visit: http://royaldutchshellplc.com/2013/03/28/shell-accused-of-corrupting-irish-police-force/

Posted Date: 
10 July 2013

Letters - ‘Conned’ – A German view of Ireland

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Letters to the Irish Times

Sir, – I refer to the article by Christian Zaschke, first published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung and reprinted in The Irish Times (Weekend Review, July 6th). As far as the section on oil and gas is concerned, it would be tedious to dissect the article line by line. Just two points, then.

Posted Date: 
10 July 2013

What's happening in Shell's Tunnel?

By: 
ErrisCamera - YouTube

[Shell to Sea]  Sruwaddacon Estuary is supposed to be a special area of conservation, yet Shell's damage and pollution is allowed to continue on unchecked.  Terence Conway reported that the area that he stated on the video was 15 metres diameter on the 6th July was 25 metres by the 7th July.

Strange depressions and bubbling puddles appear in Sruwaddacon tidal estuary, where Shell are tunnelling. It seems that air or gas is emerging from sand above the place where the boring machine is at work, indicating that water may be leaking in to the tunnel...

Posted Date: 
7 July 2013

‘Conned’: a German view of Ireland

By: 
Christian Zaschke - Irish Times

Last week, the German newspaper ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ published an article about the ‘conning’ of Ireland – over several decades – by its political masters. We talk to the writer, reprint the article and add some footnotes of our own

Original introduction: Chancellor Merkel has “contempt” for Ireland’s bankers. But they are just one part of an elite that exploits the island shamelessly

Posted Date: 
6 July 2013

Reports of sinkholes on strand above Corrib gas pipe tunnel investigated

By: 
Lorna Siggins, The Irish Times

The Department of Energy has confirmed that it has been investigating reports of “sinkholes” or “depressions” on a north Mayo tidal estuary where the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline is being laid.

The Department of Energy has confirmed that it has been investigating reports of “sinkholes” or “depressions” on a north Mayo tidal estuary where the final section of the Corrib gas pipeline is being laid. Shell E&P Ireland says it has informed “relevant authorities” of the occurrences during tunnel boring machine maintenance, which it says pose “no risk to public safety”. The company says they are “not sinkholes” but are “shallow temporary depressions of approximately one to two feet in depth”. However, residents living along the pipeline tunnel route through Sruwaddacon estuary – a special area of conservation (SAC) – say that some of the holes are up to three metres deep and three metres wide.

Posted Date: 
6 July 2013