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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.

Shell: Murder and cover-up on the high seas

Alfred and John Donovan -

SHELL, DE HALVE WAARHEID EN DE DOOFPOT…. Shell, half the truth and the cover-up….

This is an updated version of an article first published on 23 May 2009
By Alfred and John Donovan

In 1974 it was reported that a Shell employee, Leo Rapmund (36), a crewmember on the Shell tanker, ‘Capulonix’, had gone missing, presumed lost overboard.

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