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November 2010

Acclaimed Corrib film comes home to Mayo

Western People

AN award-winning documentary on the controversial Corrib Gas project is to be screened in Mayo next month.

The Pipe examines the impact of the project on the people of Rossport. It will be screened in Mayo Movie World in Castlebar on December 3 and in Aras Inis Gluaire in Belmullet on December 5.

Providence to start drilling at Spanish Point in 2012

Geoff Percival - Irish Examiner
PROVIDENCE Resources is planning to start drilling at its much anticipated Spanish Point prospect in 2012, following seismic studies suggesting the licence is likely to become a commercial development.

Providence says oil field 'as big as Corrib'

Thomas Molloy - Irish Independent

[Shell to Sea] Please be advised that the Irish Independent is controlled by Tony O Reilly, who also owns oil & gas exploration company Providence Resources.

Corrib film comes home to Mayo

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

Corrib film ‘The Pipe’ to be screened nationwide

Sustainable energy discussed

Ciara Moynihan - Mayo News

Symposium sees hope in sustainable future

'The Pipe'—A Real Story of Ireland's Fighting Spirit

Martin Murphy - The Epoch Times

The Pipe, a documentary that follows the endeavours of a rural community in Rossport, County Mayo as they battle with Shell Oil, and the divisive effects that struggle had on a close-knit community, is set for nationwide release in Ireland on December 3rd.

ENERGIE- Le gisement de gaz du Corrib suscite des controverses depuis dix ans

Marie Villacèque - lepetitjournal

Les habitants du comté de Mayo se battent contre la construction d’un pipeline de gaz menée par l’entreprise Shell. De nombreux risques humains et environnementaux sont au cœur des contestations. Lorna Siggings, journaliste à l’Irish Times, a choisi d’évoquer le conflit qui dure depuis maintenant dix ans dans son livre Once upon a time in the West

From Nigeria to Ireland: The Ogoni Nine, The Rossport Five and Royal Dutch Shell

Vicky Conway - Human Rights in Ireland

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the execution of nine Nigerian activists, including their leader Ken Saro-Wiwa. The ‘Ogoni Nine’ had been leaders of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP). Chief among that groups concerns was the abuses being caused by Shell during the extraction of oil from Ogoni lands including severe environmental damage and assaults on Ogoni people by Shell security.

Garda response to student protest doesn’t bode well

Brian Fitzpatrick - Emigrant Online

Remember the chap in the comical hat

Is one of humanity's crosses

Wherever there's trouble, whatever the struggle

He'll be on the side of the bosses.

Ewan MacColl, “Only Doing their Job”.

Offshore resources seen as key economic solution

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

THE IRISH Offshore Operators’ Association has said Ireland’s offshore resources could provide an “important solution” to the State’s economic problems.

The association, which represents the oil and gas industry, says that just two finds off the west coast could make a “big hole in the bill for Anglo Irish”.