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December 2010

Wikileaks Cable regarding Corrib

The Guardian

• @garyjbyrnes asked about Shell's pipeline off the west coast of Ireland

A senior figure in Shell said that there could be dozens of gasfields similar to a major one off Ireland's west coast that has become the focus of a bitter battle with local people, according to a cable from the US embassy in Dublin.

It reported that Julian Cetti, Shell Ireland's head of commercial and business strategy, had said Shell's highly lucrative Corrib gas field and another facility planned in the Shannon area by the US oil firm Hess would be enough to meet Ireland's domestic gas demand for many years.

"Shell's Cetti said there 'could be 20 or more Corribs out there – or very little – depending on how the exploratory drilling progresses this year'," said the cable, sent in April 2008 from the US embassy in Dublin and marked confidential.

Wikileaks cable - Shell say there "could be 20 or more Corribs out there"

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Pat O Donnell & Risteard Ó Domhnaill on TV3

The Morning Show on TV3

Watch Pat O Donnell and Risteard Ó Domhnaill on TV3's The Morning Show

See the show here:

The section on the campaign starts 2 minutes into the show.

Call out for solidarity actions against Shell when ABP pipeline decision is announced

Stop Shell Hell in Mayo - Rossport Solidarity Camp

Any day now Shell will find out whether it will be able to continue with the dangerous Corrib Gas Project in Co. Mayo, Ireland

The Pipe - documentary on Rossport and the Corrib gas project


On Wednesday I saw The Pipe in the Lighthouse Cinema with Dar. It's a documentary about the people of Rossport, a poor coastal village in county Mayo, Ireland, and their opposition to Shell running a high-pressure gas pipe right through their land. Now, I'm from Mayo myself, and went to college in Galway where the group Shell to Sea often campaigned for support, so I was certainly aware of and against the gas project.

Natural Resources - The Elephant in the Room

Vincent J Wood
The following is an extract from The Guardian on 30th November 2010.

27 killed in Mexico pipeline explosion


An oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, creating a 'river of fire' and killing at least 27 people, a local official said.

An oil pipeline exploded in central Mexico, creating a 'river of fire' and killing 27 people, a local official said.

The pipeline maintained by state oil monopoly Pemex exploded just before 6am (1pm Irish time) in San Martin Texmelucan, a small community in the state of Puebla about 75km east of Mexico City.

Review of the Corrib Gas Project Oral Hearing

Rudiger - Indymedia

Review of An Bord Pleanala oral hearing - August 2010

In the next few weeks, more than likely An Bord Pleanála will be announcing their decision on whether to grant permission to Shell to build the onshore section of the Corrib Gas pipeline. Below is a review of the reopened oral hearing that ran from the 24th of August until the 1st of October in 2010 in Belmullet. Again (this is the fourth convening of an oral hearing), opponents of the Corrib Gas Project made lengthy and comprehensive submissions on why they are opposed to the project. A fair few of these submissions can be read in full here:


Review of The Pipe at the Model Centre Sligo.

WorldbyStorm - The Cedar Lounge Revolution

A very welcome guest post from Pope Epopt…

I attended a screening and discussion of The Pipe, a documentary film made from the point of view of local anti-pipeline activists at Rossport over the last 8 years, at the Model Arts Centre in Sligo last Saturday. Quite a few people involved in the campaigns had traveled east from North Mayo to attend the screening.