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Hogan grants Shell foreshore licence

Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

ONE OF the last outstanding consent applications for the Corrib gas project was completed yesterday when Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan granted a foreshore licence to Shell EP Ireland.

The foreshore licence, which is subject to conditions, allows the lead developer to construct the final 8km section of pipeline linking the gas field to the terminal built inland at Ballinaboy.

Posted Date: 
27 March 2011

Shell to Sea highlights human rights abuses to UN

News Release: Issued by Shell to Sea - 25th March 2011

This week Shell to Sea sent in its submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, which is due to review Ireland's human rights record in October 2011.

In its submission Shell to Sea highlighted some of the human rights abuses that have been inflicted on campaigners over the 11 years of opposition to Shell's inland refinery[1].

Dublin Shell to Sea slams Pat Rabbitte's refusal to revoke Shell consents

Dublin Shell to Sea spokesperson Caoimhe Kerins has slammed Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte’s refusal to revoke the consents, granted by previous minister Pat Carey to Shell E&P Ireland, for the onshore section of Corrib gas pipeline.

The consents were granted in controversial circumstances on the day of the recent general election, despite High Court proceedings being initiated by An Taisce and Erris residents against last January's An Bord Pleanála decision to grant permission for the onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline.

The sleepy Irish village that challenged Shell over controversial pipeline

Mark Jansen - The Ecologist

A ten-year campaign opposing a Shell gas pipeline in a remote cornor of Ireland is documented in a major new film - The Pipe - and has become a focal point for a community's right to oppose corporations and central government

One of the last acts of the outgoing Fianna Fail government in Ireland last month was to approve a planning application by oil and gas giant Shell to build an onshore pipeline in a remote and beautiful corner of western Ireland - the parish of Kilcommon Erris in County Mayo.

Posted Date: 
22 March 2011

TDs unite outside Dáil to back Shell to Sea campaign


Twenty-two TDs gathered at the gates of Leinster House in Dublin today to call on the Government to overturn consents granted by former Minister Pat Carey to Shell E&P Ireland on the day of the recent General Election.

Photo: William Hederman

Speaking at the press conference, Dublin Shell to Sea spokesperson Caoimhe Kerins criticised Mr Carey’s decision, saying: “These consents were issued in a highly dubious manner on the day of the recent general Election.

Posted Date: 
22 March 2011
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