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Shell Versus Mayo Farmers, in the High Court Today 23/03/05

Over the past few months there have been attempts by Shell personnel to enter the lands of residents in Rossport, north west Mayo, to mark out an upstream pipeline route for the Corrib Gas project.

Listen to Shell's attempts to go on the land.  

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Seven landowners – who own 50% of the land the pipeline is to go on - are refusing Shell access. Today some of them will be facing High Court injunction proceedings aimed at preventing them from going to those parts of their land which Shell wish to use.

The injunction process began on March 1st, the last occasion Shell tried to get on the lands, Liamy McNally of local radio station ‘Mid-West Radio’ was there and the following 15 minute extract is from his recording of the several hours long stand off.

Paul Gallagher and Geoff Phillips from Shell will be heard along with Rossport residents Willie Corduff, Monica Muller, Vincent McGrath and others. The report starts with Shell employee, Jim Nevin appealing to landowner Philip McGrath. Shell Vs Rossport

The report is copyrighted to Mid West Radio, thanks to Liamy for giving it to us, and to the lads in UL who changed the format.

 

Update: Comprehensive Court Report

For background see:

Shell in Mayo: Summary of the Issues

 

Posted Date: 
23 March 2005 (All day)