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Shell led Corrib Gas Pipeline Project comes unstuck

Article by Norma Costello published 23 March 2015 by vice.com under the headline: A Massive Pipe Came Loose in an Atlantic Gas Field and Irish Environmentalists Are Not Happy The Corib Gas pipeline project by the Western Irish fishing village of Rossport, County Mayo, has always been a source of controversy. It was established amid […]

Big Oil’s Broken Business Model

From an article by Michael T. Klare published 12 March 2015 by utne.com Big Oil’s Broken Business Model In the wake of collapsing oil prices, Big Oil must alter its broken business model or face being outcompeted by smaller, nimbler energy producers. Many reasons have been provided for the dramatic plunge in the price of […]

Shell gig invite turned down by The Saw Doctors

Article by Lorna Siggins published by the Irish Times Friday 6 March 2015 Shell gig invite turned down by The Saw Doctors Folk rock band The Saw Doctors has turned down an invitation from Shell E&P Ireland to play at a gig in north Mayo this month celebrating the competion of the Corrib gas terminal. […]

€1.5bn to be spent on Irish oil and gas finds in next three years

Extract from an Irish Times article by Ciaran Hancock published Mon 16 June 2014 About €1.5 billion will be spent on oil and gas exploration around Ireland over the next three years, according to a study by accounting group PwC. Eighty per cent of those surveyed said they were optimistic about the chances of discovering […]

Seething review of Mark Moody-Stuart book: Responsible Leadership

Extracts from a review by Danny Chivers of the recently published book by retired Royal Dutch Shell Group Chairman Sir Mark Moody-Stuart: “RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP: Lessons from the Front Line of Sustainability and Ethics” Article originally published under the headline: “If this is responsible leadership, then I’m an Ogoni” Reading this book was a strange experience. […]

Police liquidity on Shell Corrib Gas project

EMAIL RECEIVED FROM A MEMBER OF THE “ROSSPORT FIVE” (WITH REPLY COMMENT NOW RECEIVED FROM OSSL) Hi, John I am one of the Rossport 5. I have followed the stream of detail on your web-site from OSSL in their exposé of gardai and much/many more. Thank you.   One very strange item  or dynamic , […]

SHELL GARDA CORRUPTION IN IRELAND EXPOSED BY THE OBSERVER

“The Observer asked the Garda and Gilligan specifically to deny the delivery, but no denial came, only a repeat of the prepared statement. The Observer replied that, unless a denial was received, we would presume the veracity of OSSL’s story. Silence ensued.” CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGES OF FULL PAGE ARTICLE IN THE OBSERVER PDF OF […]

Corrib gas field in Ireland, the scandalous project

The Corrib gas field in Ireland has become almost three times more expensive than planned and evoked local hatred against the company. The scandalous project is forgotten in Norway, however. Statoil is aware that the Corrib project has been controversial, but point out that Shell is operator for the development. ARTICLES ABOUT STATOIL, SHELL & […]

UN special rapporteur calls for full investigation of Corrib human rights issues

The report refers to evidence of “a pattern of intimidation, harassment, surveillance and criminalisation” of those peacefully opposing the gas project. UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya, has called on the Irish government to investigate all allegations and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas […]

UN Special Rapporteur calls for full investigation of Corrib Human Rights issues

In a report submitted to the UN Human Right Council last Monday (4th March), the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Margaret Sekaggya, called on the Irish Government to “Investigate all allegation and reports of intimidation, harassment and surveillance in the context of the Corrib Gas dispute in a prompt and impartial manner”. [1] Mrs […]

Beware of a man in a Shell Hat

By John Donovan: We have published below the content of an email sent on 1 March 2013 to Shell CEO Peter Voser by a former Shell supplier in Ireland: The OSSL Company. Basically it is alleged that Shell involved the company in corruption, facilitating bribes given to third parties on Shell’s behalf, including the Irish […]

Black Gold In Ireland? MindThe Eco Warriors, Though.

Big Oil has watched the Irish scene and its public protests and court cases with trepidation. John O’Sullivan, technical director with Providence Resources, told the Financial Times, “We’ve definitely seen a Corrib ripple effect…. [Potential investors] go through the technical assessment, it gets to their main board and then someone who has worked at Shell […]

Huge public pressure forced Shell to lift an injunction

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE OCTOBER 2005 The Guardian (UK): Don’t be defeatist: the power of protest is alive and well “…in Ireland last week huge public pressure forced Shell to lift an injunction which had seen five anti-pipeline farmers jailed for 94 days.” Friday 7 October 2005 The government cannot stifle dissent, say Helen […]

Shell may face contempt proceedings over pipeline breach

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE OCTOBER 2005 Western People: Shell may face contempt proceedings over pipeline breach “As the Rossport Five walked to freedom in the High Court on Friday after 94 days in jail, Shell oil company executives, who had demanded their imprisonment in the first place, were themselves having to face potential contempt […]

10,000 to march in support of pipeline protesters

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE SEPT 2005 Daily Telegraph: 10,000 to march in support of jailed pipeline protesters “Anger is mounting over the jailing of five landowners who have been in prison for nearly 100 days for objecting to Shell building a pipeline through one of the last European -wildernesses.”: “The case of the Rossport […]

80 days since five sincere men of principle were jailed by Shell

FROM OUR SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE: ON THIS DAY IN 2005 Irish Times: Shell denies fears over loss of consents “It is 80 days since five sincere men of principle were jailed by Shell. Talks, not imprisonments, will resolve this impasse that has exposed the unhealthy state of our democracy.” Posted Sunday 18 Sept 2005 Lorna […]

‘Rossport Five’ supporters call for national rally

FROM OUR SEPT 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE Ireland On-Line: ‘Rossport Five’ supporters call for national rally “Supporters of the so-called Rossport Five, who were jailed 11 weeks ago over their protests against a controversial gas pipeline, are today calling for public support for a national rally demanding their release.” Thursday 15 Sept 2005 Supporters of […]

Irish Supplier Accuses Shell of Bribery, Cover-up and Sinister Threats

By John Donovan Printed below is a leaked email to a Shell EP Ireland manager, Mr Brian Foley, sent by a thoroughly disenchanted local supplier to the Corrib Gas Project in Ireland, an enterprise dogged by controversy. This includes several months imprisonment of local landowners, the Rossport Five and a hunger-strike by another jailed campaigner, […]

Question mark over legal status of Royal Dutch Shell Business Principles

FROM OUR SEPT 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE Question mark over legal status of Royal Dutch Shell Statement of General Business Principles “The development may also be of interest to the Rossport Five jailed in Ireland at Shell’s behest after making a stand on environmental grounds.” Friday 9 September 2005: 10.00am ET By John Donovan Comments […]

The Independent: Ballad of the Rossport five

FROM OUR SEPT 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE The Independent: Ballad of the Rossport five The men held in Ireland’s Cloverhill prison now have not only their own title – the Rossport Five – but their own ballad as well, which lauds their gallantry and decries the energy giant Shell as an “ignoble predator”. “The campaign […]

Corrupt Irish Premier Bertie Ahern and the imprisonment of the Rossport Five

FROM OUR SEPT 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE Irish Times: Jailed protesters made their point, says Taoiseach “…Bertie Ahern has said the five Mayo men imprisoned for contempt of court in connection with their opposition to the proposed Corrib gas pipeline have made their point and it is beyond him why they wish to remain in […]

New evidence of Shell’s covert surveillance operations

News Release – Issued by Shell to Sea – Thursday, 16th August, 2012 NEW EVIDENCE OF SHELL’S COVERT SURVEILLANCE EMERGES — Scans of two IRMS notebooks sent to Shell to Sea — This week Shell to Sea received further evidence of the surveillance operation that has been mounted by private security firm IRMS against campaigners […]

Rossport Five call for Shell to lift injunction

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE Ulster TV (Ireland): Rossport Five call for Shell to lift injunction “In an open letter the Rossport Five say they accept the call for dialogue by the company but cannot follow through on it until they’re released.” MONDAY 15/08/2005 12:45:28 The Mayo men jailed for contempt of court […]

Corrib coverage should come with more balance

Fr Kevin Hegarty In the John Millington Synge play ‘The Playboy of the Western World’, the hero, Christy Mahon regales three awed young women with the dramatic and false story of how he killed his father. Susan responds that it is a ‘grand story’ to which Honor says, ‘he tells it lovely’. I believe that […]

More than 1,000 turn out for ‘Rossport Five’ demonstration

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE… Ireland On-Line: More than 1,000 turn out for ‘Rossport Five’ demonstration Posted Sunday 14 August 2005 Supporters of the “Rossport Five” took their case to Galway this weekend where more than a thousand people attended a rally in the city centre. The campaigners have been demanding that the […]

Shell loses Royal Dutch Shell PLC Domain Name Battle

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE… ShellNews.net: Shell loses Royal Dutch Shell PLC Domain Name Battle As a result of their gross incompetence this *scandal ridden multinational finds itself in a highly embarrassing position. It has publicly laid claim to the domain name and will consequently suffer a considerable loss of face with its […]

Corrib security firm ‘acts responsibly’

The Irish Times – Saturday, August 11, 2012 LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent THE COMPANY which provides security for the Corrib gas project in Co Mayo has said it is working “to the highest standards”. Integrated Risk Management Services (IRMS) was responding to disclosure of a company “situation report”, recording movements at a protest camp located […]

Shell refuses to lift injunction against jailed Rossport Five

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE… Irish Times: FG leader wants TD to apologise for office picket “The five men in Cloverhill face into their sixth week in prison, with no sign of any breakthrough due to Shell’s insistence on building an onshore terminal and its refusal to lift the injunction against north Mayo […]

Irish Government orders Shell to dismantle illegal pipeline

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE… Irish Times: Ministers can’t play both sides in key projects “The dispute between Shell and the residents of north Mayo spilled over into the British papers last week. With the clarity that observing something from a distance allows, the story was distilled down to the company being ordered […]

Irish Times: Compromise in Corrib gas dispute

FROM OUR AUGUST 2005 SHELL NEWS ARCHIVE… Irish Times: Compromise in Corrib gas dispute “There is no doubt that Shell miscalculated badly if its management thought to intimidate other likely protesters by making an example of these men.”: Multinational companies in the oil and gas industry are accustomed to flexing their muscles and getting their […]

Shell News Archive Monday 28 November 2005

Shell News Archive Monday 28 November 2005 Forbes/AFX News Limited: Shell starts production at massive new Nigerian field UPDATE: “Development of the Bonga field was hit by long delays and cost overruns, but Shell now hopes to rapidly reach peak capacity and boost the west African country’s total oil production by 10 pct.”: Monday 28 […]

From our Shell News Archive 30 October 2005

From our Shell News Archive 30 October 2005 Irish Times: Cassells to be mediator in Corrib gas dispute: “Shell is still pursuing a permanent injunction against opponents of the onshore pipeline.”: Monday October 31, 2005 Gulf Times: Irish villagers risking prison to protest Shell gas pipeline: “The Corrib gas reservoir, discovered in 1996, contains an […]

Irish Independent: Rossport 5 must wait to learn fate

Irish Independent: Rossport 5 must wait to learn fate “The Mayo men have already served 94 days in jail for refusing to obey a High Court order not to interfere with construction of the Corrib gas pipeline.” Wednesday Oct 26, 2005 THE Rossport Five must wait another two weeks to see if the High Court […]

Irish Villagers Say Shell Pipeline Is Health Hazard, Risk Jail

Bloomberg: Irish Villagers Say Shell Pipeline Is Health Hazard, Risk Jail “Shell, which said in 2002 it expected to bring gas onshore within two years, now can’t say when it expects to begin tapping the field.” Tuesday 25 October 2005 Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) — Willie Corduff, a farmer from Rossport in western Ireland, spent 94 […]

Irish Times: Dempsey accused of Corrib ‘ploy’

Irish Times: Dempsey accused of Corrib ‘ploy’ “Three weeks after their release from jail, the men told a press conference in Castlebar, Co Mayo, yesterday that neither Noel Dempsey nor his officials had made any contact with them in relation to proposed mediation.”: “Shell is still seeking a permanent injunction against opposing landowners.” Tuesday October […]

Irish Times: Corrib gas project talks under threat

Irish Times: Corrib gas project talks under threat “The future of mediation talks over the 900 million Corrib gas project for north Mayo hung in the balance last night, as the five recently released opponents of the onshore pipeline expressed serious concern about the Government’s latest action.” Friday October 21, 2005 Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent […]

Irish Times: Judge rejects pipeline claim against Shell

Irish Times: Judge rejects pipeline claim against Shell “Yesterday, Mr Justice Finnegan rejected claims by the Rossport Five Campaign that Shell had breached an undertaking to the court that it would not carry out works on lands owned by three of the five and other parties which were linked to the pipeline development.” Thursday Oct […]

Rossport Five ‘constrained’ by pending High Court case

Western People (Ireland): Rossport Five ‘constrained’ by pending High Court case Wednesday 19 October 2005 Mr Micheal Ó Seighin, one of the Rossport Five, made a brief appearance at the public consultation where Dr Mark Garavan, Spokesperson for Shell to Sea made a statement on behalf of the men. Dr Garavan explained that the statement […]

Shell ‘committed’ to solving Corrib issues

Irish Times: Shell ‘committed’ to solving Corrib issues Saturday Oct 15, 2005 Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent Shell E&P Ireland says it is “fully committed” to completing the 900 million Corrib gas project in Mayo and to finding a solution relating to all the issues raised by some local landowners on the onshore pipeline route. The […]

Shell Says It’s `Committed’ to Controversial Irish Gas Pipeline

BLOOMBERG: Shell Says It’s `Committed’ to Controversial Irish Gas Pipeline “Five Irishmen spent 94 days in jail for refusing to obey a court order not to interfere with the pipeline to an onshore processing plant. They and their supporters say it’s being built on “unstable bog land” close to homes, and that the proposed refinery […]