We read with interest the news reports in The Sunday Times today relating to Shell, the Corrib pipeline and the “Rossport Five”.
Shell management made a huge blunder when with its usual arrogance and incompetence it decided to have the Rossport Five thrown in jail for 94 days.
This led to the eventually realisation by Shell that it had scored a spectacular PR own goal because the incarceration of protestors by a multinational giant predictably generated immense international support for the jailed men.
Irish Shell Managing Director Andy Pyle ended up making a humiliating apology to the Rossport Five on behalf of the Royal Dutch Shell Group and the whole Corrib pipeline situation is now in a total mess, as is evident from the Sunday Times articles published today.
We forecast this outcome at the outset.