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Áine Ryan RESPONSES from residents in Erris regarding the five Corrib gas routes on the shortlist of the three proposed corridors must be made by Friday, January 18. Consultants for Shell, RPS, hope to announce a final route for the controversial pipeline some time in February. Director, Mr PJ Rudden told The Mayo News before Christmas that the company had already been engaging in public consultation for nearly a year. Meanwhile, Shell announced yesterday (Monday) the details of the 2008 local grants programme, which is open to local community groups within the Erris region. Groups are invited to make applications for grants of up to €10,000, with the closing date Friday, February 8, at 5pm. The scheme is open to all community groups in the Erris region. Assessment for funding will be based on the standard criteria of being local, sustainable and inclusive. Priority will be given to groups in close proximity to the pipeline and the gas terminal. To facilitate groups applying for the fund, the Social Investment Manager, Ms Fiona Togher, will host a series of open days in the Corrib Project Office, Belmullet on: Tuesday, January 22, 10am-1pm; Wednesday 23, 2pm-5pm and Thursday 24, 6pm-9pm. The scheme is part of the Corrib gas project’s investment in Erris and is run in partnership with contractors working on the construction of the Bellanaboy gas terminal.

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18 January 2008 - 1:12pm