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Minister meets Shell protesters

Protesters against Shell's plans to build a gas terminal and pipeline in Erris, Co Mayo, yesterday met with Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, writes Mark Hennessy.
During a 75-minute meeting, the delegation presented Mr Ryan with a letter signed by three priests in the parish, Fr Michael Nallen, Fr Seán Noone and Fr Michael Gilroy.
The three said they hoped Mr Ryan's involvement would help to create a situation where "the genuine concerns" of locals are heard, and dealt with in a constructive manner.
The priests said the majority of the local community in Ballinaboy are strongly against Shell's gas terminal and pipeline.
Last night, the Minister's spokeswoman said the Minister had "been in listening mode" and had not made any concessions or promises.

Posted Date: 
18 October 2007 - 2:34pm