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November 2018

Minister approves sale of key Mayo gasfield

Mark Tighe, Peter O’Dwyer - The Times

The sale of Shell’s stake in the Corrib gasfield has moved a step closer to completion after Richard Bruton signed off on the proposed deal.

The recently appointed environment minister yesterday approved the sale of Shell’s 45 per cent stake in the Mayo gas project to Nephin Energy. The deal is understood to be worth about €830 million. Nephin is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

Posted Date: 
28 November 2018

Mayo wind farm project takes on shades of Corrib controversy

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

Protests near the site at Bellacorick highlight concerns about the developers’ approach

When an ESB and Bord na Móna consortium sought approval for a €600 million onshore wind farm in north Mayo, there was a cautiously positive response to a project with far fewer potential risks than the Corrib gas refinery.

Posted Date: 
22 November 2018