"I'd like to call now on Enda Kenny and Pat Rabbitte and Eamon Gilmore, to come down here to Aughoose, where I live and to witness the occupation of a small rural village in Ireland, where ordinary decent people cannot go about their business."
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“As we have been abandoned by the State and all its agencies it falls to us, the local citizens, to protect our own neighbourhood."
"The Minister [Pat Rabbitte], I think, has done a very good job, and he has come out supporting the industry, in a way that other Ministers haven't in the past. And I think that's to his credit."
Shell's only argument for Corrib, is that it will give Ireland 'security of supply'. However, this requires that Ireland bids against buyers in other countries and pay the full international rate. If the international price of gas were to double over the next decade, then the price that Irish consumers pay for gas will double. In the current economic situation, the Irish State will be forced to borrow money to buy back gas that was given to Shell for free.”
"[Shell Ireland] confirmed yesterday that the 5km onshore gas pipeline to bring gas from the offshore Corrib field to the market will not be complete until the second half of 2014."
"The first-aid fellow was punching people"
"Shell made €18.2bn profit in the first 9 months of 2011, and yet still got a €12.7m tax credit from the Irish exchequer last year. Enda Kenny talks about making tough choices, which he seems to think means going after pensioners and the other vulnerable people of our society. Yet he and his Government are continuing the policy of giving away our valuable oil and gas resources to these outrageously rich companies, with no benefit to the country"
“The judicial lesson from a female judge seems to be that you can joke about rape and still have your good ‘name’ valued at €33,000”.
Also, at that time there was a strike in the Porcupine Basin which was capped and left there... We do not know what was there. .... I will not sit here and be a hypocrite. I do not trust the operators. From the evidence that I have seen, both nationally and internationally, I do not think anybody could trust them. What we need is transparency and honesty. What we need are benefits to the Irish people and for the Exchequer from the exploration of Irish resources.
The company [Shell Ireland] has received €100 million in tax credits since the project commenced
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