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Shell’s weekly profits = €375 million. Cost to send Shell to Sea = €360 million which can be completely written off against the 1992 tax deal. Norway's 'Oil Fund' = €52,000 pension fund per person. Norway's gain is Ireland's shame!

Breaking News:

All-night candlelit vigil at main gates Bellanaboy (starts late pm Tues 2nd Oct)

October 2nd (birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) has been designated ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ by the United Nations General Assembly. It is a significant date for the local community in the parish of Kilcommon as it coincides with their preparations to mark the one year anniversary of the siege of their community by hundreds of gardái at Shell's behest.

Dolphins again in Broadhaven Bay ...see pics

EPA licence decision on IPPC delayed until 28th November 2007

"There could hardly be a clearer example of project-splitting. Approval to operate the proposed refinery is being considered even in the absence of any agreed pipeline to supply the refinery and in the absence of any consent for such a pipeline. " ... Read more

Recent News:

Eamon Ryan on Marian Finucane show 23rd Sep. 07 ... listen here
Shell pipeline letters handed back to RPS ... read first hand account
Shell To Sea Press Release 24/09/07 - Pipeline routes
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Locals hand in 60+ letters to RPS, Shell's consultants, rejecting the proposed pipe line routes in Kilcommon Parish.

Gas distribution pipe line exploded in Germany (100bar pressure)

Read the full report & watch the video news of gas explosion

"UP TO THREE new terminals and five new pipelines, for oil as well as gas, are understood to be part of plans for the controversial site at Bellanaboy Bridge in north Mayo."

RPS shortlist 3 pipeline routes - all in Sruth Fada Conn bay

Sruth Fada Conn Bay:Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area

An Bord Pleanála can't consider entire pipeline, from wellhead to inshore refinery, as its remit does not extend to the foreshore. "An Bord Pleanála has confirmed it is "aware" the entire route will be submitted to it, but its jurisdiction is confined in this case to the functional area of Mayo County Council." ...Read article

Protest at Shell Refinery site Sep. 14th 2007 - watch the YouTube video here

Walking on to the site of the Shell Refinery Sept 14th 2007 - watch YouTube video here
Shell To Sea statement - sit down protest - Friday 14th Sep click here

Garda tactics at Bellanaboy - Watch YouTube video

Solidarity protests 14th Sep 07 - Local, National & International

Belfast - see pics Bristol - read report Ennis - see pics London - read report Leeds - see pic
Madrid - Solidarity picket in Madrid

Goldman Environmental award:
Ken Sara-Wiwa in 1995 : Executed over his opposition to Shell's activities in Ogoniland in the Niger delta.

Willie Corduff in 2007 : Jailed for 94 days because of his opposition to Shell's activities in Erris (BOgoniland).

Legal: High Court rules that Shell must pay legal costs of Corrib gas pipe line opponents estimated at €1 million

  • Counterclaims against Shell and the State are being pursued by landowners Brid McGarry and Brendan Philbin.
  • An Taisce is monitoring the EPA decision, pending appeal to Europe on grounds of breaches of EU directives.
  • The EU Parliament's Petitions Committee is pursuing a submission lodged by former Shell to Sea spokesman Dr Mark Garavan.
  • Permanent injunctions against Rossport residents dropped
  • Shell to pay costs
  • Legal questions about pipeline still in High Court | | |

Shell pays out millions to settle reserves scandal: "without admitting blame"! | related story | Background to Shell reserves scandal

Monitor Mayo County Council's 'News on the Gas Terminal'

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Posted Date: 
2 October 2007 - 2:44pm