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Shell Hired Vessel Damages Fishing Boat - Aug 06

On midnight on the 7th of May a small fishing boat from the village of Porturlin, 5 miles from Rossport, was involved in an incident with the Sedco 711, a rig platform hired by Shell to carry out work on the Corrib gas wellhead.

THE CORRIB GAS TRAIL – THE JURY IS OUT (report from An Bord Pleanála hearings)

By Liamy McNally


The Corrib gas oral hearing is the longest running oral hearing in the history of An Bord Pleanála. It crossed the Rubicon at lunchtime on Monday on its twenty-first day. It was probably the longest oral hearing long before Monday if one just counted the hours it has been sitting since it was reconvened on November 25th after its initial opening for two weeks last February.

No-one is fooled by Shell’s bluster

Wednesday, July 27, 2005
By: James Laffey, Editorial - The Western People

I don’t know what it was about 1996 but the gods certainly weren’t looking favourably on Mayo. Not only did we lose an All-Ireland football final but 1996 was also the year in which a little-known exploration company called Enterprise Energy Ireland announced it had discovered gas off the coast of Mayo. And thus began the fiasco that is the Corrib Gas project.

Landslide adds to Corrib gas project woes

From the archives - 28th Sept. 2003
The Sunday Times
Des Crowley and Douglas Dalby
THE €2 billion Corrib gas project is set to be delayed further after a massive landslide caused millions of euros worth of damage to the Pullathomas area in Co Mayo where a proposed refinery is to be situated.

Shell Versus Mayo Farmers, in the High Court Today 23/03/05

Over the past few months there have been attempts by Shell personnel to enter the lands of residents in Rossport, north west Mayo, to mark out an upstream pipeline route for the Corrib Gas project.

Listen to Shell's attempts to go on the land.