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August 2010

Outrage at UN decision to exonerate Shell for oil pollution in Niger delta

John Vidal - The Guardian

• Oil giant blamed for 10% of 9m barrels leaked in 40 years
• Report claims rest of leaking oil caused by saboteurs

Twister BV warns Shell of false Corrib Gas Project evidence

John Donovan - Royal Dutch Shell plc

Below is another leaked email supplied to John Donovan by the *Celtic Tiger 5. It relates to the ill-fated Shell Corrib Gas Project in Ireland which, for over 5 years, has been beset by serious protests by the local population. Some protesters, including Maura Harrington (right), have been jailed for standing up to Shell and its hired security guards (thugs).

Programme for re-Opening of Oral Hearing

Programme for re-Opening of Oral Hearing

End Mayo Gas Robbery

John Donovan - Royal Dutch Shell


I don’t quite understand the ‘in your face’ attitude of Shell towards the Irish. I know that there is a bit of history between the Irish and the British, and as a consequence one would think Shell, being an Anglo/Dutch company, would be a little bit more diplomatic. Instead they seem to have treated the Irish like just another third world country. They corrupt the government, try to steal the resources, pay no taxes, and treat the people like crap. Shell is making no friends amongst the Irish and I suppose they don’t care as long as they can manipulate (buy off?) the government.

Shell pipeline documentary becomes an international hit

Adelina Campos -

AN award-winning Irish documentary about the controversial Corrib gas pipeline has struck a chord with the international community after it was picked for screening at two prestigious international film festivals.

The Pipe follows the lives of fishermen and farmers from Rossport, Co Mayo, who rise up against Shell Oil's plans to build a pipeline for natural gas through their county.

Both the Toronto International Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival will be showing the film which received a standing ovation when it premiered at the 22nd Galway Film Fleadh.

Make a Foreshore Submission to Gormley

We'd like to encourage as many as possible to make foreshore submissions to John Gormley.

Below is a sample submission to John Gormley, Minister for the Environment regarding the Shell's Foreshore Licence Application to construct a 4.9km tunnel that is 4.2 meters in diameter under Sruwaddacon Estuary. 

The deadline for submissions is 5:30pm on the 30th of August.  Email your submissions to and

One-fifth of Defence Forces served overseas last year

Conor Lally - Irish Times

ALMOST ONE in five members of the Defence Forces served on overseas missions last year, according to the joint annual report of the Defence Forces and Department of Defence.

The figure is believed to be the highest ever.

The UN’s peace enforcement mission in Chad accounted for the highest number of troop deployments, reaching 450 during each of three rotations. Nato’s mission in Kosovo played host to an Irish deployment numbering almost 220 at a time.

Corrib protest group will complain to Minister Gormley about boreholing in bay

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

Corrib protest group will complain to Minister Gormley about boreholing in bay

AS YET another oral hearing into the controversial Corrib gas project is due to open in Belmullet next week (Tuesday, August 24), community activists have said the project ‘will still have to be forced through’.

Dolphins dodging Shell in Broadhaven Bay

JM - Indymedia

Shell contracted vessels ignore safety procedures once again on the proposed Corrib gas project.

Several times a day there is a mini convoy that shoots back and forth between Ballyglass and Rossport, and this traffic intensifies at knocking-off time in the evening.

Topaz buys 50% share in Shell firm

Irish Times

Irish fuel group Topaz, which is part-owned by Denis O’Brien, has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Shell’s aviation fuel business here for an undisclosed sum.

The new entity will market aviation fuels to Irish airlines currently serviced by Shell and provide fuel supply and refuelling services to the Anglo-Dutch group’s international customers at airports here.

Five new jobs will be created in Dublin as a result of the deal.