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Shell Corrib Gas 12 years behind schedule and four times over budget

Extract from an article by Nick Webb published Sunday 02 March 2014 by Independent.ie THE controversial Corrib gas field is expected to come onstream by “mid 2015.” Gas was originally expected to flow from the Mayo field back in 2003. The project is now likely to be 12 years behind the original schedule. The cost […]

Irish Police Ombudsman Office Bugged by Irish Police?

By John Donovan Printed below are extracts from a BBC News article published today about allegations that an unknown party has been bugging the Irish Police Ombudsman offices. One intriguing  suggestion is that it was done by the Irish Police Force. There is also a suggestion of a French connection. Or it could be a […]

Campaign to Replace Irish Police Ombudsman

Despite the Corrib Gas dispute being the single largest source of Garda complaints that GSOC have had to deal with, no Garda has ever been held to account for their law-breaking and abuse of powers. In March 2013 the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “Investigate all […]

Sinister Events In Ireland

OSSL and their allegations of Police corruption by Shell in relation to the Corrib Gas Project seems to have become entangled is an extraordinary situation involving the Irish Police Force (The Garda) and the authority responsible for independently investigating such allegations, the Garda Siochána Ombudsman Commission. In November Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan issued an astonishing […]

Shell defends handling of evacuation from Corrib gas tunnel

Shell E&P Ireland has defended its contractors’ handling of an emergency evacuation last week from the Corrib gas tunnel which is under construction in north Mayo. A section of the Corrib gas line: Shell E & P said tunnelling work on the last section of the Corrib gas pipeline was immediately suspended, as is “normal […]

CFO Simon Henry: Just how many lives has this Shell fat cat got?

Simon Henry was CFO when the ship was set on its disastrous course of over-promise and under-delivery, beset by project delays and cost overruns, resulting in the recent profits warning and the dramatic advice just issued by Zacks Investment Research that Royal Dutch Shell Plc is “a risky bet that ordinary investors should exit.” He […]

Corrib will cost €3.4 billion when completed

*”Over-Promise and Under-delivery”: TWELVE years behind its original completion schedule, the Corrib gas project’s costs have spiralled with €2.68 billion spent by December 2012. Aine Ryan: Tuesday, 31 December 2013 13:30 TWELVE years behind its original completion schedule, the Corrib gas project’s costs have spiralled with €2.68 billion spent by December 2012. Reports in a […]

Voser wisely abandons an unstable ship

I have bad news for Shell. A whistleblower who has major safety concerns with the Prelude flagship vessel destined for Australia, has supplied me with potentially explosive information. I am in possession of a considerable amount of internal information and photographic material. The person in question has been intimately involved in the project at a […]

Garda watchdog interviews OSSL about booze claims

GÁRDA watchdog investigators have interviewed the former Shell contractor who claims his company, OSSL, supplied three loads of booze to Belmullet GárdaStation in 2005, 2006 and 2007, The Mayo News understands. Policing Corrib costs over €16 million Áine Ryan GÁRDA watchdog investigators have interviewed the former Shell contractor who claims his company, OSSL, supplied three […]

Corrib gas project sees costs spiral

Gas was originally expected to flow from the field in 2003 resulting in the project likely to be 12 years behind the original schedule and the outlay will be more than four times the initial estimate of €800 million. The company driving the project, Shell E&P Ireland Ltd (SEPIL) confirmed yesterday that the Corrib Gas […]

Corrib Gas bill heading for €3.4bn

By Gordon Deegan: Friday, December 20, 2013 The company driving the project, Shell E&P Ireland Ltd (SEPIL), confirmed yesterday that the Corrib Gas Partners last year spent a further €250m on the project. Gas was originally expected to flow from the field in 2003 resulting in the project likely to now be 12 years behind […]

Shell E&P Ireland to seek review of pollution prevention licence in early 2014

The High Court quashed the EPA’s decision to grant the licence to Shell Exploration & Production Ireland Ltd (Sepil) in October following an application brought by Martin Harrington, who successfully argued that the agency had not followed the correct process in reaching its decision. High Court quashed EPA decision to grant permit in October Tue, […]

Garda rotten from the top down

GARDA OMBUDSMAN INVESTIGATION OF POLICE CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS AGAINST SHELL IS STILL IN PROGRESS Terence Conway stated “It was good to finally meet a Garda who is trying to deal with the corruption within An Garda Siochana.  Unfortunately senior Garda management are content with corruption within the force”. Speaking at the protest Maura Harrington stated that […]

111 complaints made against gardai in 2007/8 about Shell Corrib gas

The sharp exchanges developed during justice question time in the Dáil when Mr Wallace raised the general practices, policies and procedures of the Garda in relation to Corrib gas. Mr Wallace said: “It is within the remit of the Minister to check that tendency and to hold the Garda to account. Sadly, his track record […]