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Primetime discuss Ireland's Oil & Gas Terms


Prime Time 28 July

Prime Time examines the controversy over the tax terms offered to attract oil and gas companies - which some believe to be overly-generous. And we look to the lessons of the recent past, travelling to Rossport, Co Mayo, where the battle over landing gas from the Corrib field continues.

The Primetime can be seen here:

The section on the oil & gas terms begins 12 minutes into the show.  There follows a debate between Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte and Sinn Féin's Mary Lou McDonald

Posted Date: 
29 July 2011

Four injured in protest over pipeline completion

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

MAYO COUNTY Council is drawing up a “futures plan” to try to address the “turmoil” which has engulfed northwest Mayo over the Corrib gas project.

County manager Peter Hynes said an €8.5 million “community gain investment fund” financed by Shell as part of An Bord Pleanála’s conditions for the onshore pipeline route will be administered by the local authority.

Posted Date: 
30 July 2011

Corrib clashes escalate as final phase begins

Áine Ryan - Mayo News

AS Shell begins construction work on the final phase of the controversial Corrib gas project clashes between protestors and IRMS (Integrated Risk Management Services) personnel continued yesterday with a lone man, suspended from a 20-foot high tripod, impeding work from shortly after dawn until lunchtime. The tri-pod was situated along the public road to Aughoose from the Bellanaboy refinery site.

Posted Date: 
26 July 2011

Shell Starts Work on Onshore Pipeline for Corrib Gas Project

j debender - Rossport Solidarity Camp

Come up to Mayo!

Friday 22nd July Shell brought a digger and a port-a-cabin into the existing temporary compound in Aughoose. This is in preparation to start building a permanent compound in Aughoose from which they hope to start digging the tunnel for the pipeline which will connect Ballinaboy refinery to the 70 kms of offshore pipeline. They will come in full force on Monday 25th July, please come up to Mayo and show your support! A mass day of action is planned for Friday 29th July, but come up any time.

IRMS blocking public road

Posted Date: 
23 July 2011

Mayo County Council steal caravan from Rossport Solidarity Camp at 3am

Rossport Solidarity Camp

Press release - Issued by Rossport Solidarity Camp Thursday 21st July 2011 – 1pm


Early Thursday morning at 3am Mayo County Council illegally removed a caravan from private property in Aughoose, opposite Shell's temporary compound. People from the Rossport Solidarity Camp were woken by the noise and ran down to the road in pyjamas to find their caravan being loaded onto a flatbed trailer. The gardaí present said to "take it up with the County Council" if there was a problem. When questioned as to why they were doing it at 3am if the removal of the caravan was lawful, there was no response.

Posted Date: 
21 July 2011
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