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August 2010

Different dogmas for Corrib priests

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

Local priests to argue for and against project at oral hearing

Corrib hearing opens to fiery debate

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

FOURTEEN years after the Corrib gas field was discovered 83 kilometres off the Mayo coastline, An Bord Pleanála last week reopened an oral hearing into Shell E&P Ireland’s planning application for the last section of the controversial high-pressure gas pipeline in Belmullet.

Protesters take Shell action to Dublin

Paul Cullen - Irish Times

CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST the Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo yesterday raised a Shell flag at the Custom House in Dublin in an ironic re-enactment of an iconic second World War photograph.

Shell Flag Planted at Dept of Environment

EPA Submission on review of IPPC Licence

Imelda Moran

Submission re Application for a Review of IPPC Licence to Shell E & P Ireland Ltd
Reg. No. PO738-02

SEPIL want to increase by 600% the suspended solids from the refinery site to the salmonid
watercourses of the Ballinaboy River and to Carrowmore Lake SAC. This despite the fact that
the North Western Fisheries Board 2005 report on Carrowmore Lake stated that:

“Carrowmore Lake has a very high profile as a salmon fishery in the North Western

A week of Hell for Shell

Rossport Solidarity Camp

A week of acions surrounding BEAT THE BOREHOLES campaign 6 actions in 5 days.

Dawn Raid on Drilling Rigs begins!

Shell found to be in compliance

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

THE DEPARTMENT of the Environment says it has completed an investigation into survey works by Shell EP Ireland for the Corrib gas pipeline and is “satisfied” that the developer is complying with licensed requirements.

A senior engineer from the department travelled to north Mayo to meet Shell management, following a complaint lodged by community group Pobal Chill Chomáin.

Shell agreed to waive consents, appeal told

Áine Ryan - Irish Times

SHELL E&P Ireland made a commitment in 2007 to no longer rely on consents issued in 2002 for an onshore pipeline by the then minister for the marine Frank Fahey, according to two environmentalists.

The claim by Peter Sweetman and Monica Muller, which was challenged by Shell counsel, was made during a heated debate at yesterday morning’s session of the An Bord Pleanála hearing in Belmullet, Co Mayo into the controversial Corrib gas project.

Revision of Corrib licence advised

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended that a revised emissions licence be awarded to Shell EP Ireland for the Corrib gas terminal.

This will result in most waste chemicals being discharged more than 80km off the Mayo coastline.

Objectors have been given until August 31st to respond to the decision which, if finally approved, will vindicate the stance taken by inshore Erris fishermen on protection of the Broadhaven Bay marine environment.

Legality of Shell pipe disputed

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

A DISPUTE over the legality of a section of Shell’s Corrib gas pipeline which has already been laid dominated a resumed Bord Pleanála oral hearing in north Mayo yesterday.

Bord Pleanála inspector Martin Nolan said he would respond today to this and other issues raised by objectors during heated exchanges at yesterday’s opening of the hearing in Belmullet.

Revised Corrib pipeline hearing begins


An Bord Pleanála has begun a hearing into a revised route for the controversial Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo.

Three alternative routes for the pipeline

Shell Ireland is now seeking permission to build an undersea tunnel to carry a 4.9km section of the pipeline.

Opponents of the project say they still regard it as unsafe and will continue to oppose Shell's plans on health and safety and environmental grounds.