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New plan sought for Corrib gas line


Another phase of the Corrib gas pipeline controversy in Co Mayo will be played out today when a new plan will be unveiled to bring the fuel ashore.

Shell Ireland is seeking planning permission to build an underwater tunnel for a 4.9 kilometre section of the pipeline, moving it further away from homes in the area, something that has been the subject of a long-running campaign by a group of local residents. 

Opponents of the project say this latest proposal, due to be outlined today at a hearing of An Bord Pleanála in Co Mayo is still unsafe and they will continue to oppose the plan.