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Petition to Sign - Minister White: Don't reward Shell abuses in Ireland

Shell to Sea

[Shell to Sea]  The petition has now been submitted to Minister White.  Thanks to all who signed.

Don’t reward Shell abuses in Ireland!  We, the undersigned demand that you reject Shell's request to operate their dangerous raw gas pipeline that will be used to plunder Ireland’s resources.

Sign petition here:

Posted Date: 
17 September 2015

Fund:It - Songs for Rossport

Songs for Rossport collective

Songs for Rossport (working title) is a project that collects poetry, song and verse written over the last 15 years about the community struggle in northwest Mayo for a safe and clean environment. This collection features the work of John Spillane, Fintan Vallely, Jinx Lennon, Ronán Ó Snoddaigh, John Hoban, Brendan Begley, Louis de Paor, Rita Ann Higgins and Margaretta D'arcy to name but a few of the contributors.

We have gathered together a great number of old songs and new recordings and we wish to make this collection publicly available on CD and digital download. We are also building an online platform to host the collection as an accessible archive. The collection will be officially launched in Galway city this autumn with a gala concert. To do all of this we need your help as there is a considerable cost involved, particularly for CD production and printing. Your investment in this project will ensure that you and many more people get to hear these fabulous songs.

Posted Date: 
13 August 2015

Shell asked for £25,000 worth of alcohol to be delivered to gardaí in Mayo, court told


The detailed claims were made in a Mayo court last week.

TWO FORMER SUPPLIERS to the Corrib gas project told a jury they supplied £25,000-worth of alcohol to gardaí in 2007 on behalf of Shell E&P Ireland.

The allegations were made by Desmond Kane and Neil Rooney, co-owners of OSSL, which had previously supplied personal protective equipment for the Corrib gas project in north Mayo.

Both claimed that a person from Shell E&P Ireland asked them to buy alcohol in Northern Ireland and store it in a container at the back of their premises in Bangor Erris.

The two men’s claims were made at Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court last Thursday during the trial of Gerry Bourke and Liam Heffernan, who were charged with violent disorder following a protest in a shell compound in Aughoose, Pollathomas.

Mr Bourke and Mr Heffernan were later found not guilty by the jury.

Under oath, Mr Neil Rooney claimed that the first delivery of alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station was made in 2005, and that in 2007, he was asked by Conor Byrne, a senior pipeline engineer with Shell, to make a large delivery.

Posted Date: 
21 July 2015

Corrib gas project protesters on trial for criminal damage charge

Anton McNulty - Irish Times

[Shell to Sea] Landmark trial underway in Castlebar circuit court, for at least the rest of this week and likely continuing into next week. It's open to the public to attend, support welcome!

Men accused of entering Shell compound in Mayo and of committing violent disorder

Posted Date: 
7 July 2015

EPA turns down oral hearing request on Corrib gas project licence

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

Revised atmospheric and marine emissions licence one of final authorisations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has turned down requests for an oral hearing into a revised licence sought by Shell E&P Ireland for the Corrib gas project in north Mayo.

The revised licence covering atmospheric and marine emissions from the Corrib gas refinery is one of the last State authorisations required before the project becomes fully operational.

Shell had received its original EPA licence in 2007, but sought a review after it agreed to a demand by Erris fishermen that “treated produced water” from the refinery be discharged out at the well head, rather than some 12 km offshore.

The EPA recommended a revised licence in April of this year in a preliminary decision which attracted eight objections - including one from Shell. The multinational was not happy with aspects of nine conditions.

An oral hearing was requested by local residents and others in two separate objections, signed by a total of 1,164 people.

Posted Date: 
3 July 2015
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