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November 2013

Broadcaster says Corrib gas coverage cost him his job

By: 
Edwin McGreal - Mayo News

Well-known broadcaster Liamy MacNally is claiming he was made redundant from Mid West Radio (MWR) because management at the station took issue with his reportage of the Corrib gas project controversy.
Mr MacNally took a case for unfair dismissal against MWR, trading as County Mayo Radio Ltd. The Employment Appeals Tribunal was part heard in March, when Managing Director Paul Claffey and Enda Carberry from Mid West Radio gave evidence. On Friday morning last Mr MacNally took the stand.

Posted Date: 
12 November 2013

Radio reporter claims he lost his job over coverage of Corrib Gas controversy

By: 
Edwin McGreal - Irish Times

[Shell to Sea] For further information on the way media reporting on Corrib has been manipulated read "Why journalists are afraid of covering the Corrib Gas project" by William Hederman

Liamy MacAnally was senior reporter at Midwest Radio for more than 10 years

A reporter has claimed he was made redundant from a radio station because the station’s management took issue with his coverage of the Corrib gas controversy in north Mayo.

Liamy MacNally has taken a case for unfair dismissal against Midwest Radio, trading as County Mayo Radio Limited.

Posted Date: 
9 November 2013

From a Prison Cell to a State Luncheon

By: 
James Laffey - The Western People

It's a long way from a cell in Castlerea Prison to an audience with the Garda Commissioner in the opulent surrounds of Farmleigh House in Dublin's Phoenix Park. But if there's any man who could achieve that turnaround in a few short years its the inimitable firsherman from North Mayo Pat “The Chief” O'Donnell.


2013: Pat & Martin O'Donnell pictured with the Garda Commissioner Martin Callanan after receiving an award for bravery.
2007: Martin & Pat O'Donnell after getting beaten by Shell bribed Gardai, for trying to protect their area and community.

Three years ago, O'Donnell became an anti-establishment hero after the acclaimed television documentary The Pipe was broadcast across the globe. The documentary charted O'Donnell's tireless and colourful opposition to the Corrib Gas pipeline, highlighting a 'David versus Goliath' battle as the chain-smoking fisherman doggedly refused to bow to the combined might of State and corporate interests.

Posted Date: 
6 November 2013

Desmond Kane visits London

By: 
John Donovan - RoyalDutchShellPLC.com

Desmond Kane of OSSL is still pursuing his campaign for Shell to cough up full payment for a van load of free booze delivered as festive gifts (bribes) to Garda officers in Ireland policing protests against the troubled Corrib Gas Project. 

Posted Date: 
6 November 2013

Work restarts on Corrib Gas tunnel in Erris - Work was suspended following fatal accident

By: 
The Connaught Telegraph

AFTER a break of almost two months, work finally restarted yesterday (Monday) on a €68 million tunnel to bring natural gas inland to the Corrib Gas refinery at Bellanaboy in north Mayo.

The giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) ‘Fionnuala’ had been idle since September 8 when a German worker,Lars Wagner (26), a mechanical fitter, was killed after one of the machine’s compressed air pipes came loose.

All operations had been suspended on the 4.9-kilometre long tunnel as rigorous safety checks were carried out.

Posted Date: 
6 November 2013

Expert hired by department lacked training to access tunnel before Corrib death

By: 
Michelle Hennessy - TheJournal.ie

Minister Pat Rabbitte said the representative did not require access to the tunnel to complete the task he was sent to do, which was not health and safety related.

A CONSULTANT EXPERT for the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources did not have sufficient training at the time of a site assessment at the Corrib gas pipeline to view a tunnel in which a worker died just weeks later, it has emerged.

Posted Date: 
3 November 2013

Corrib protestor and five gardaí among recipients of State bravery awards

By: 
Lorna Siggins - Irish Times


Martin & Pat O'Donnell who received bravery awards with cuts and bruises after being beaten up by Gardaí while protesting against Shell.

Five gardaí, two students, a Scout leader and a fisherman who was jailed over a Corrib gas protest are among the recipients of State bravery awards due to be presented today.

Posted Date: 
1 November 2013