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Shell to Sea meet Ó Cuív

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Áine RyanA DELEGATION of Shell to Sea campaigners met Minister Éamon Ó Cuív in Galway yesterday (Monday) to further highlight the issues of community dissent about the controversial Corrib gas project. Retired teacher, Mr Niall King, told The Mayo News that, while the Minister said that many of the issues discussed were outside his departmental remit, the protest group felt he had primary obligations to such issues, particularly under the ‘pobal’ or ‘community’ dimension of his office.“We delivered the message to him that the community is suffering and has been criminalised. We said we were not against the gas as long as it was delivered properly,” said Mr King. He added that Minister Ó Cuív had conceded mistakes were made in the past but that the country needed the gas. Meanwhile, Shell announced last week that it has made a contribution of €130,000 towards the upgrading of the Glenamoy fishery. The project is being carried out in association with the Glenamoy Community Angling Association and the North Western Regional Fisheries Board. It includes the conservation, protection, development and marketing of the fishery at Glenamoy River. Last week’s announcement brought the total local community investment by Shell to over €450,000 for 2007.It has also emerged that around 500 people attended a celebration, held last Friday night in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet, to honour Willie Corduff, this year’s recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Award. The night of ceol agus craic was hosted by Fair City star, Seamus Moran, who plays restaurant owner, Mike Gleeson.

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29 November 2007 - 11:23am