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June 2011

Jim Cusack does it again: the case of the wrong video tape

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WC - Indymedia

Crude attempt by Sunday Independent to downplay Garda ‘rape tape’ conversation

Posted Date: 
27 June 2011

State should default on debt and leave euro, economist tells left-wing forum

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Fiona Gartland

AN IRISH big bang involving debt default and withdrawal from the euro is needed to take the economy out of depression, the United Left Alliance national convention was told at the weekend.

Terence McDonagh, an economist from NUI Galway, told more than 400 delegates from around the country who attended the convention in Dublin on Saturday that five measures implemented simultaneously over a 48-hour period would reinvigorate the economy.

The alliance’s forum focused on its future and how it might develop into a national party.

Posted Date: 
27 June 2011

Shell Offices blockaded for five hours

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C - RSC - Indymedia

One campaigner hospitalised as Gardaí let IRMS loose

Posted Date: 
24 June 2011

Shell office shutdown over lack of consent

Press release - Issued by Shell to Sea - 23.06. 2011

This morning the local community and supporters shut down the Belmullet Shell office in a protest to show their outrage at Shell's claim that all consents have now been granted for this dangerous stage of the Corrib Gas project.

False claims in Sunday Independent article

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Shell to Sea

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

Posted Date: 
22 June 2011

Shell’s Pipeline At War With the People

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Andy Rowell - The Price of Oil

On and off for twenty years I have written about the oil industry. I have worked with communities from Alaska to Africa who have been threatened by Big Oil. So often the stories are the same: an industry that is indifferent to local concerns and needs.

It is an industry that bullies and effectively bribes its way to get what it wants. Big Oil always has deep pockets to pay the politicians to come onside or  to pay the slick lawyers to tweak the laws to get what it wants.

Posted Date: 
22 June 2011

'Pipe' proves the power of the people whatever the odds

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Dave O'Connell - Connacht Sentinel

Admittedly it took a while to finally see The Pipe, the award-winning documentary that tells the human side of the story of the Shell fiasco at Bellanaboy – I just couldn’t muster the enthusiasm for it on RTE or TG4, because it’s a story that isn’t in my own backyard.

Posted Date: 
21 June 2011

Shell UK sentenced over Norfolk gas blast

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British HSE

Energy giant Shell UK Limited has been ordered by Ipswich Crown Court to pay a total of £1.24million in fines and costs over the explosion and fire at its Bacton gas terminal in Norfolk in 2008.

Experts from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said it was only good fortune that no one was killed or seriously injured in the February 28 blast.

Posted Date: 
21 June 2011

Shell 'ignored safety warnings' before Bacton explosion

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BBC News 16th June 2011

Shell UK ignored safety warnings from staff before an explosion at a gas terminal in 2008, a court has heard.

The company has admitted seven safety and pollution offences following the explosion and fire at the Bacton terminal in Norfolk.

Shell UK was back at Norwich Crown Court on Thursday for a sentencing hearing expected to last two days.

The prosecution has been brought by the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive.

'Sleepwalking'

Posted Date: 
18 June 2011