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March 2015

Section of Shell pipe comes loose off Mayo coast

By: 
RTE

An offshore discharge pipe from the Corrib Gas processing plant in north Co Mayo has come loose from the sea bed. 

A section of piping around 800 metres long is now floating on the surface of Broadhaven Bay. 

Shell says there is no indication that the pipe has snapped and it appears at this stage that a section has come loose.  

The pipe carries treated surface water from the Bellanaboy terminal out to sea.

It is understood most of the water being pumped out is rainwater that falls at the facility. 

Posted Date: 
13 March 2015

Shell gig invite turned down by The Saw Doctors

By: 
Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

Mayo band involving Corrib gas terminal staff to fill the breach

Folk rock band The Saw Doctors has turned down an invitation from Shell E&P Ireland to play at a gig in north Mayo this month celebrating the completion of the Corrib gas terminal.

The Tuam band, which is currently on a break from live appearances, said it was “not interested in playing for Shell E&P Ireland”.

However, Shell has confirmed that some musicians among the company’s own staff would be performing instead.

Posted Date: 
10 March 2015

Email to John Donovan from the Irish Justice Minister

By: 
John Donovan - RoyalDutchShellPLC.com

CORRUPTION SURROUNDING THE CORRIB GAS PROJECT IN IRELAND

By John Donovan

Today, apparently by co-incidence, I received an email sent to me on behalf of the Irish Justice Minister, Ms Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. (Photo)

It was only yesterday that I posted an article on the above subject after a long break in coverage.

Posted Date: 
10 March 2015

Shell Agm 2015: Irish Police Alchol bill on the agenda

By: 
John Donovan - RoyalDutchShellPLC.com

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JOHN DONOVAN EMAIL TO MR MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY AND GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

On 3 Mar 2015, at 23:40, John Donovan wrote:

Dear Mr Brandjes

Posted Date: 
10 March 2015

An Garda Síochana - Analysis of a Police Force Unfit for Purpose

By: 
Tom Hanahoe, Terence Conway & John Monaghan

This thread, and the blog post on the same topic at Polical World blog, is a new departure for politicalworld.org. PW is making available for the first time via Scribd a new publication on a topic of great current political interest, much discussed on this forum - the fitness for purpose, or otherwise, of An Garda Síochana. The study goes back to the earliest days of the "Force" up to and including the Shell to Sea experience.Seán Ryan, who is very familiar with the study, has written the introduction to it below.

The study is available here: View on Scribd

Posted Date: 
4 March 2015