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Corrib firm doesn’t expect to pay tax for some time

Gordon Deegan - Irish Examiner

The new operator of Corrib Gas field has told investors it doesn’t expect to pay tax from profits on the project “for the foreseeable future”.



Last month, Shell Ireland disposed of its shareholding in the project to the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board in a deal worth just over €1bn.

Posted Date: 
15 August 2017

Plans to bring LNG from Texas to Cork

RTE News

[Shell to Sea] A Texan company NextDecade has plans to bring LNG from Texas to the Port of Cork.  John Mullens, Chairman of the Port of Cork (formerly CEO of Bord Gais) had a interesting interview on RTE today.  In the interview he stated how there is no reason why Irish interconnectors couldn't be reversed to send gas from Ireland to England or Europe.  That this was a possibility was repeatedly denied by the Dept of Energy and Shell for many years in relation to Corrib.

Question RTE:  "If they (LNG suppliers NextDecade) link up to the Irish Gas Network, in effect they have access to the entire European network, is that correct, to sell their product on?"

John Mullens: "That's absolutely correct, there is no reason why one of the interconnectors coming in to Loughshinny could not be reversed and the combination of Corrib and this new gas source actually could supply Lancashire and Yorkshire and nearer mainland .. em ..em .. nearer Britain"

Posted Date: 
2 August 2017

‘Fir bolgs’ of Erris won’t miss Myers

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

IT was so easy for sacked Sunday Times columnist Kevin Myers to mock and defame the Corrib Gas protestors in article after article over the years. From his perch in his eyrie somewhere in the rolling hills of Kildare, he picked on the protestors again and again without properly informing himself of the protest’s deep community nuances, cynically dismissing genuine fears as ‘pagan voodoo of the fir-bolgs’.

Well, the Shell spin machine had ensured that official Ireland turned its back on this community, whose heritage and pristine environment is among the last bastions of a culture untainted by much of the consumerism and globalist capitalism that thousands of holiday makers who indulge in the area crave to  escape.

Posted Date: 
2 August 2017

Press Release: Shell leaving Ireland after damaging State institutions with Corrib

-- Shell sells out and departs leaving a toxic legacy behind --

It was announced yesterday that Shell is planning to sell its 45% stake of the Corrib Gas project to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).


Shell to Sea today claimed that Shell caused considerable damage to all State institutions involved in the Corrib Gas project since their involvement began in 2002.

Some examples of the damage done to these State institutions:


  • Two former Shell sub-contractors with OSSL, have sworn in court that they delivered £25,000 of alcohol in 2007 (and other amounts in previously) to Gardaí involved in policing Corrib Gas protests at the request of Shell.[1]

Little surprise in north Mayo over Shell sale of Corrib share

Lorna Siggins

Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed sale of its major share in the Corrib gas field came as little surprise to residents in Erris, Co Mayo whose views are still divided on the multibillion euro project.

Posted Date: 
13 July 2017
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