"The government has relinquished control over the offshore areas of our industry. Norway was tough regarding oil companies from the start. You now have an almost embarrassingly large pension fund. The situation for Irish communities, however, is as in Ogoniland in Nigeria - oil is a curse,”
Yesterday evening a badly damaged toilet bowl was recovered from the seas just off Ballyglass pier, in North County Mayo by a deep sea diver. The toilet bowl along with a sign saying "Shell's begging bowl" was recovered after an extensive search of the area around the pier. It is suspected that fishermen, who are currently stopping Shell from carrying survey work on the Corrib pipe in order to try to get more money from Shell, are the main suspects in the criminal damage case. Graffiti has also appeared on the pier reading "Shell's beggars or fishermen" despite being under 24-hour security watch.
A special investigation room has been set up in Belmullet Garda station, anyone with further information should contact 097-999007