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#Corrib Pipeline

# corrib-pipeline - Friday 22 September, 2017

'We were given guarantees': Minister calls for investigation after odourless gas enters public supply

Michael Ring said that he was “extremely concerned” over how the odourless gas managed to enter the wider network.

# corrib-pipeline - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

First gas flows from Shell terminal as protest group calls action 'disgraceful'

Shell and the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association welcomed the news.

# corrib-pipeline - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Final go-ahead given for Corrib gas line to operate

Minister Alex White gave the confirmation today.

# corrib-pipeline - Friday 24 January, 2014

Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed

The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.

# corrib-pipeline - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands

Yes, our oil resources are rich – but the cost of exploiting them means we’re better off leaving it to commercial firms, writes Simon Tuohy.

# corrib-pipeline - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Corrib Gardaí assigned to desk duty pending investigation

Garda commissioner Martin Callinan apologises for the recorded comments made by officers, who have been transferred.

# corrib-pipeline - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

Men’s network and Labour Women condemn Garda ‘rape’ remarks

Lobby groups representing both sexes – as well as three Garda unions – speak out against comments heard in recordings.

Women protesters speak of shock and horror after ‘rape jokes’ claim

The young women at the centre of an incident in which gardaí allegedly made comments about rape and deportation have said they were “horrified” that people in a position of power could speak so lightly about sexual violence.

# corrib-pipeline - Friday 25 March, 2011

Foreshore licence approved for Corrib project

The final stretch of the controversial project has been approved by the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan.

# corrib-pipeline - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Final stage of Corrib pipeline approved

An Bord Pleanála has approved an application for the final section of the Corrib pipeline.

# corrib-pipeline - Tuesday 24 August, 2010

PLANS FOR a new underwater route for the controversial Corrib gas pipeline are due to be unveiled by Shell today, at an oral hearing of An Bord Planeala.

The new plans will take the pipeline three times the distance from the nearest house envisaged in the original plans, and bring a 4.9 section of it underwater, through a special conservation area.  But the route – the third proposed by Shell in the past eight years – is unlikely to allay local concerns about safety.

Local residents opposed the first two routes proposed to take the gas from the offshore gas field, back 9km inland to the refinery it has built at Ballanaboy.

Managing Director of Shell Exploration and Production Ireland, Terry Nolan, said this route will take the pipeline 234m away from the nearest house. But opponents of the plan, including Rossport resident Willie Corduff, who was jailed for his protest in 2005, said they will continue to appeal against it on health, safety and environmental grounds.

The hearing will take place in Belmullet, Co Mayo, today, and will continue for at least two weeks. No decision is expected before the end of the year.