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Press Release: Desperate measures for a desperate Corrib project

--  Minister White slips consent to Shell during Christmas period --

Shell to Sea have called the granting by Alex White of consent to operate the Corrib Gas pipeline - desperate and disgraceful. Permission was granted despite Shell's EPA consent to operate the Corrib Gas refinery currently being admitted for hearing before the High Court. [1]
Shell to Sea is of the view that Shell possibly had contractual obligations which required that Corrib gas flow before end 2015 so they once again snapped their fingers at government to do the needful - in this instance the government of 'law and order' has shown itself no different to Fianna Fáil.

Spokesperson Terence Conway stated "Over the years campaigners have been constantly lectured by politicians about the need to respect the laws of the land and courts, but again with Corrib we are seeing there is one law for them; another law for us."

Glór Na hAoise –Triple CD of music and words inspired by Shell to Sea

Charlie McBride - Galway Advertiser

Albums features Damien Dempsey, John Spillane, Leo moran, and Frances Black

OVER THE past decade the Shell To Sea protest campaign against the Corrib Gas project in North Mayo has not only made headlines in Ireland but around the world. In that time numerous artists - musicians, authors and poets - have lent their support to the campaign with an array of songs and writings that tell the stories of the issues and personalities involved with great eloquence and power.

Glór na hAoise is a newly released triple-CD which brings together for the first time all the music and poetry created in solidarity with the people of north Mayo and charting the story of a grassroots campaign and a global oil giant, Royal Dutch Shell. Artists such as John Spillane, Jinx Lennon and John Hoban sketch the scenario which unfolded as local people asked for their concerns to be addressed but were met first with spin and slander and later with the baton, the jackboot, and the prison cell.

Posted Date: 
12 December 2015

Mayo locals bring legal challenge to Shell Corrib Gas licence

Irish Times

Residents say EPA decision on Bellanaboy is flawed and should be set aside, court hears

Four local residents have initiated a legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision granting Shell E&P Ireland an Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Licence (IPPC)for the Corrib gas refinery in Co Mayo.

The EPA granted the IPPC licence for the Bellanaboy Bridge gas terminal, a gas refinery and large combustion plant designed to process 9.9 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.

When operational, the refinery will treat gas transported via a 65km pipeline from the offshore Corrib gas field before it is discharged via a pipeline into the existing Bord Gais gas network.

In proceedings before the High Court on Friday, four residents argued the decision to grant the license is flawed and should be set aside.

The action, against the EPA and the State, has been brought by Martin and Maura Harrington, Doohoma, Ballina, and Monica Muller and Peter Sweetman, Rossport South, Ballina.

Posted Date: 
5 December 2015

People's Forum - 2015

This year the annual People's Forum considers the idea of commemoration of two important anniversaries in the context of the Shell/Corrib project in north Mayo.
A panel of illustrious speakers will address the forum after which a discussion will take place among all those who present.

28 November 2015 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Extra Judicial Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa & all the Ogoni 9

Danny Dullea - 10 November 2015, Dublin Ireland

At the Doorstep of Royal Dutch Shell Headquarters in Dublin.

Independent Irish TD’s Mick Wallace & Clare Daly with Maura Harrington

Shell to Sea Activists and AFRI commemorated the 20th Anniversary of the deaths of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni Nine outside “Corrib House:” Shell’s Irish Headquarters in Dublin. The activists carried crosses bearing the names of each of the men executed by the corrupt Nigerian Government on 10 November 1995. Many sources believe that these executions were done at the behest of Shell. Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni people, had been actively leading successful civil society actions and demonstrations thwarting Shell’s development of oil on the land of these indigenous farmers and fishermen. Even though it hasn’t been explicitly proven that Shell ordered the killing… they did benefit from the outcome and later paid reparations to the families. (In 2009 Shell settled out of court to the tune of 15.5 million dollars to the families of the victims to avoid going to court in the USA.)

Posted Date: 
12 November 2015
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