"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
"Accounts for 2008 have yet to be filed by Shell E&P Ireland. However, in the company’s returns to the end of 2007, they show that accumulated losses were €121m, due largely to developing the Corrib gas field.
The filings show that the losses would have been much higher but for Shell E&P Ireland Ltd receiving tax credits from the exchequer totalling €28m in the four years to the end of 2007, paying no net tax during that period."