Skip to main content

Press Release: No state regulation for Shell once again

[Shell to Sea]  RTE are continuing their policy of silencing local people's voice and instead have Minister Michael Ring speaking about peoples safety concerns.  It is a way too late for him to be acting concerned about safety as he abandoned the people of Kilcommon in our campaign on the safety of the project that was forced on the community by a corrupt state. In 2005 when the Rossport 5 were in jail Michael Ring stated at a rally in Castlebar that if necessary he would go to jail to stop this project. Obviously the big boys and girls in Fine Gael had a word in his ear because he went silent from that day on.

News Release - Issued by Shell to Sea - Sept 22nd, 2017 - For immediate release

--   Shell's  incompetence puts lives in danger all over Mayo and Galway. --

Following Shell's latest fiasco of putting odourless gas into the Irish gas network, Shell to Sea has again highlighted the lack of regulation and monitoring of Shell in relation to the Corrib Gas project.  [1,2]


Picture of Bellanaboy flaring taken from Elly Bay - Fergus Mac Suibhne

Shell to Sea spokesperson Terence Conway stated "During construction of the Corrib project, Shell were a clear danger to lives in this area, but now it is clear that they are a danger to lives further afield also.  We have no confidence in the state to regulate or control Shell."

Shell to Sea spokesperson Maura Harrington stated "Shell has brought their worst practice in Nigeria into the beautiful Barony of Erris - how dare they and how dare this state allow Shell to poison a pristine environment and the health of future generations; this cannot be spun as a spurious health and safety concern - it's incompetent and negligent; it is our Place and our People who suffer the consequences while unaccountable, faceless functionaries reap their pensions".


[1] Odourless gas danger: homeowners in Mayo and Galway told to switch off - Lorna Siggins  - Irish Times

[2]  Videos and Photos of Bellanaboy Flaring - Terence Conway