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Almost a kilometre of Corrib Shell pipeline loose and floating under sea

By: 
Sam Griffin - Irish Independent

An article by Sam Griffin published 13 March 2015 by The Irish Independent

An 800m section of Shell pipeline from the Corrib gas processing plant has come loose and is floating under the sea.

Both Shell Ireland and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are investigating the incident off the north Mayo coast.

Posted Date: 
14 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

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

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

Protest has a vital place in a healthy democracy

By: 
Ciaran Tierney
When I was 16, the President of the United States visited my home town. It was a massive event for Galway and, fuelled by the passion which often drives people at that age, I attended a mass protest against the decision by University College Galway (now NUIG) to award an honorary degree to Ronald Reagan.
 
By that stage, people knew that his Government had been involved in war crimes in the Middle East and Latin America. His funding of people like Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan and sale of chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein in Iraq was widely known, but that did not stop the city fathers from closing down the city centre and rolling out the red carpet in his honour.
Posted Date: 
23 February 2015
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