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Shell 'geotechnical' work under way in Mayo


SHELL EP Ireland has said it is conducting authorised “geotechnical” work on private land in north Mayo in advance of a Bord Pleanála decision on its application for a new onshore pipeline route.

Erris community group Pobal Chill Chomáin has sought clarification from the planning board on the status of the work, which began last week on the proposed pipeline route. Shell-to-Sea spokeswoman Maura Harrington said the work “illustrates the unbridled arrogance of Shell”.

Work Stopped at Shell's Illegal Construction Site

Jen Debender - RSC - Indymedia

When asked about the legality of Shell's construction works, a garda replied 'Irrelevant'

This morning the 14 October, a local resident blocked the entrance gate to a Shell construction site for which there is no planning permission, refusing to move until some proof that Shell's actions are legal were provided.

Press Release: Shell work preempts planning decision

Shell have this week begun work on the Corrib Gas pipeline route, just days in advance of the expected An Bord Pleanála decision.

On Monday, Shell moved into the area of Aughoose, about a mile from the Bellanaboy refinery site, and put up fences, lights and began drilling operations in the area, despite having no planning permission to carry out any such works.

In September, Shell were found to be in contempt of a court order for entering onto Rossport Commonage and carrying out site investigations.

The Great Gas Giveaway on RTE radio

On the Marian Finucane show on Sunday 4th October, Caroline Simmons raises the possibility of changing the terms of the Oil & Gas exploration licences as a way out of our financial difficulties. 

Marian changes the subject...

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Shell's contempt court challenge adjourned


A DISTRICT Court judge who recently ruled that Shell E&P Ireland was in contempt of court has agreed to adjourn an application to clarify the case in the High Court.

At a sitting of Westport District Court in Co Mayo yesterday, Judge Mary Devins allowed time for legal representatives of Shell E&P Ireland and Monica Muller of Rossport South to agree on wording of issues to be clarified.

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