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400 letters delivered to Shell Belmullet offices

Western People

More than 400 letters outlinging the grievances of the Kilcommon community over the Corrib project were delivered to Shell's offices in Belmullet yesterday (Monday).  \

The community say they refuse to meet with Shell while what "effectively amounts to ongoing and escalating physical and psychological harassment" continues in the area.

The letters dismiss as hollow Shell's proposed consultation exercise.

Community spokesperson Éamonn Ó Murchú said that the people of Kilcommon have no trust in Shell because of their treatment of hte community when trying to "push through its plans to construct an experimental raw gas pipeline and inland refinery in Erris."

Mr Ó Murchú said: "Pat O'Donnell is currently incarcerated in Castlerea prison, serving a seven month sentence.  We are deeply angered and upset by his jailing, and this supposed 'consultation' is cold comfort to his family and friends at this time".

The spokesperson said the community would not be meeting Shell or RPS staff while Mr O'Donnell is in prison or while the harassment of the community continues.