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German killed in Corrib gas tunnel accident

Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 07.03.50INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after a German maintenance worker died as he worked on a tunnel-boring machine (TBM) at the controversial Shell Corrib tunnel. Work on the 4.9km (3-mile) tunnel to bring gas onshore from the Atlantic Ocean off Co Mayo was immediately halted after the incident.

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing after a German maintenance worker died as he worked on a tunnel-boring machine (TBM) at the controversial Shell Corrib tunnel.

Work on the 4.9km (3-mile) tunnel to bring gas onshore from the Atlantic Ocean off Co Mayo was immediately halted after the incident.

Lars Wagner (26) had worked for Herrenknecht, a subcontractor to the firm building the tunnel, and was believed to have been working as part of a machine maintenance support crew on the large, heavy TBM, which has an internal diameter of about 3.5m (11ft 5in). read more

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Irish Independent: Shell-shocked … but defiant to the end

Irish Independent: Shell-shocked … but defiant to the end

“Justine McCarthy meets the Mayo pipeline protesters and hears tales of prison, politics and poetry”: “She also has 20% of the land Shell wants to acquire for the pipeline. She is, in fact, the only non-cooperating landowner not behind bars in Cloverhill Prison. A Shell company memo copied to the protesters indicates that a decision, redolent of Constance Markievicz’s reprieve in 1916, was taken not to jail the woman so as to avoid a public relations backlash.”

Saturday 9 July 2005

Justine McCarthy meets the Mayo pipeline protesters and hears tales of prison, politics and poetry

Strangers looking for wild, elusive Rossport should follow the signs for Nigeria. The first one appears amid a cluster of hand-made signs at the junction for the causeway. “Nigeria 3m”, it directs, alluding to the deaths in custody a decade ago of anti-gas line protesters in Africa. “Shell You’re Going Out The Same Way You Came In”, warns another, strapped to an electricity pole. read more

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