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ShellNews.net: SHELL’S PREDICTABLE IRISH STEW: Some well-informed advice for the Corrib pipeline protestors

ShellNews.net: SHELL’S PREDICTABLE IRISH STEW: Some well-informed advice for the Corrib pipeline protestors

Wednesday 3 August 2005

By John Donovan

On Monday, Irish Natural Resources Minister Noel Dempsey said that Shell must dismantle the Corrib pipeline. On Tuesday he gave consent for another part of the pipeline to be constructed? Does this mean that today, Wednesday, some of the workers who have just been made redundant will now be rehired?

It would be verging on farce if the situation was not so serious, bearing in mind the incarceration of the Rossport 5 for courageously letting their principles stand in the way of an aggressive and incompetent multinational goliath. read more

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Irish Independent; Minister ‘is on Shell’s side’ over offshore pipeline path permit

Irish Independent: Minister ‘is on Shell’s side’ over offshore pipeline path permit

“Accusing the Government of being on Shell’s side, Green Party energy spokesman Eamon Ryan said if proper time had been given to public consultation and design, the impasse could have been avoided.”

Wednesday August 03, 2005

THE economic benefits of the contentious Corrib gas pipeline were stressed yesterday as permission was granted for the latest section of the project.

Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Minister Noel Dempsey gave the go-ahead to Shell Ireland to begin work on a 75 kilometre offshore pipeline.

Just a day after ordering Shell to dismantle part of the onshore line, which was developed without adequate consent, Mr Dempsey said he was introducing a strict supervisory regime on the pipeline construction. read more

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Mayo News, Ireland: Pipes to be dismantled

Mayo News, Ireland: Pipes to be dismantled

“Shell are keeping the injunction in place, and they sought the committal of the men on foot of that. I visited two of them last week, and they remain resolute. I was humbled visiting them. Our support on the ground is mushrooming, and daily pickets of Shell and Statoil stations are continuing.”

Wednesday 3 August 2005

Report by Shane McGrath

AS THE Government ordered Shell to dismantle sections of the controversial Corrib gas pipeline, political parties were urged to stop ‘kicking to touch’ on the issue by a leading campaigner on behalf of protestors. Mr Mark Garavan of the Shell to Sea group said that too many parties were ‘acting as bystanders’, and said they must inform themselves on details of the planned project. He was speaking in the aftermath of Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Noel Dempsey ordering Shell to disassemble sections of the pipeline which had been welded together, without the necessary Ministerial consents to do so. Further, Minister Dempsey is understood to have told the company they will be subject to greater scrutiny, with monitoring to be provided by a ministerial technical group. read more

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Irish Times: Dempsey may allow offshore pipe to be laid

Irish Times: Dempsey may allow offshore pipe to be laid

“The company said yesterday it was “carefully studying” the content of the letter received from Mr Dempsey on Sunday night in which he ordered that the 3km length of pipeline already welded in breach of consents be dismantled.”: “A tighter monitoring regime established from the outset of the project would have spotted any breaches in consents much earlier, according to Mark Garavan, spokesman for the men and the Shell to Sea campaign. He said it also had serious implications for the information presented by Shell to the High Court when obtaining its injunction against landowners objecting to the onshore pipeline. The company had at all times claimed that it was adhering to all consents issued, but this was clearly not the case, Mr Garavan added.”:

Tuesday 2 August 2005

Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent

Minister for the Marine Noel Dempsey is under pressure now to grant Shell E&P Ireland approval to proceed to lay the offshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline, even as his new safety measures for the onshore pipeline are being put in place.

Shell E&P Ireland would neither confirm nor deny yesterday that it has applied to lay the 70km offshore section of the pipeline linking the Corrib gas field well head to the shoreline at north Mayo. read more

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Irish Independent: Fuel giant weighs up demand by Dempsey

Irish Independent: Fuel giant weighs up demand by Dempsey

“FUEL giant Shell is taking legal advice before responding to a ministerial order to dismantle 3km of pipeline constructed in Mayo without consent.”: “But he once again ruled out intervening in the cases of the five Mayo farmers jailed nearly six weeks ago for refusing to obey a High Court order preventing them from obstructing the construction work on their land.”: “Delays caused by protests have already led to 91 redundancies among pipeline workers and it is understood there is the potential for a further 200 lay-offs.”

Tuesday 2 August 2005

FUEL giant Shell is taking legal advice before responding to a ministerial order to dismantle 3km of pipeline constructed in Mayo without consent.

Natural Resources Minister Noel Dempsey said yesterday that Shell would be given consent to complete the gas pipeline once it met technical requirements.

But he once again ruled out intervening in the cases of the five Mayo farmers jailed nearly six weeks ago for refusing to obey a High Court order preventing them from obstructing the construction work on their land. read more

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Shell ordered to dismantle pipeline

Daily Telegraph: Shell ordered to dismantle pipeline

“The Irish government yesterday ordered Shell to dismantle a gas pipeline that has sparked protests in County Mayo.”: “Shell has suspended its £605m project to link the Corrib gas field to an onshore refinery.”: “The pipeline has become a major public relations disaster for Shell, which admitted at its half-year results last week that it needed to drastically improve its project management.”

Tuesday 2 August 2005

By Malcolm Moore (Filed: 02/08/2005)

The Irish government yesterday ordered Shell to dismantle a gas pipeline that has sparked protests in County Mayo.

Noel Dempsey, the minister for communications, marine and natural resources, told the oil company to take apart just under two miles of pipeline that he said had been built without consent.

“What I am ordering them to do now is to undo the length of pipeline they welded,” he said.

The minister also said the oil major will now have to face much closer scrutiny and unannounced visits from government inspectors. Shell has suspended its £605m project to link the Corrib gas field to an onshore refinery. read more

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Emigrant Online, Ireland: Rossport Five hold out

Emigrant Online, Ireland: Rossport Five hold out

“The five, whose protests against Shell’s proposed gas pipeline in northwest Mayo put them in contempt of court, received no sympathy from the President of the High Court, Justice Joseph Finnegan.”

Posted Monday 1 August 2005

Brendan Philbin, Willie Corduff, Micheál Ó Seighin and brothers Philip and Vincent McGrath, who have become collectively known as the Rossport Five, were back in court on Monday but the hearing was brief and they were quickly returned to prison.

The five, whose protests against Shell’s proposed gas pipeline in northwest Mayo put them in contempt of court, received no sympathy from the President of the High Court, Justice Joseph Finnegan. read more

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Irish Independent: Fuel giant warned on breach of permits over pipeline

Irish Independent: Fuel giant warned on breach of permits over pipeline

“NATURAL Resources Minister Noel Dempsey has told Shell he regards it as being in breach of the “consents” they received for work on the controversial Mayo gas pipeline.”

Monday 1 August 2005

NATURAL Resources Minister Noel Dempsey has told Shell he regards it as being in breach of the “consents” they received for work on the controversial Mayo gas pipeline.

It is understood that Mr Dempsey wrote to Shell Ireland last night following an earlier exchange of letters between his Department and the company.

He has told them he wants them to “undo” the work that they have carried out in this regard.

He has also told them there will be increased monitoring of the Shell operation. read more

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Irish Times: Minister orders Shell to dismantle Corrib pipeline

Irish Times: Minister orders Shell to dismantle Corrib pipeline

“A response sent to the Minister last week is understood to have involved an apology without admitting liability.”

Monday 1 August 2005

Minister for the Marine Noel Dempsey has ordered Shell E&P Ireland to dismantle the Corrib gas pipeline section which it has welded together onshore in north Mayo, writes Lorna Siggins , Marine Correspondent.

Just under 3km of pipeline had been welded without ministerial approval and the Minister informed the company last night that it must be taken apart.

The Minister also told Shell that it will be subject to closer monitoring by his new ministerial technical group as a result of the breach. read more

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Irish Independent: Minister tells Shell to ‘undo’ pipeline work

Irish Independent: Minister tells Shell to ‘undo’ pipeline work

“SHELL has been told by Natural Resources Minister Noel Dempsey that it is in breach of the ‘consents’ it received for work on the controversial Mayo gas pipeline.”

Monday 1 August 2005

SHELL has been told by Natural Resources Minister Noel Dempsey that it is in breach of the ‘consents’ it received for work on the controversial Mayo gas pipeline.

It is understood Mr Dempsey wrote to Shell Ireland last night following an earlier exchange of letters. He has told the company that he wants it to “undo” the work carried out under the consents.

Five Mayo men, now known as the Rossport Five, have been in prison for more than a month. They were jailed for contempt of court following protests over the Shell development. read more

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Yuppies mark Rossport card

The Sunday Times: Yuppies mark Rossport card

“A city-centre rally in support of the Rossport Five, the jailed Shell pipeline protesters, was heckled by a counter-demonstration staged by four young crusaders styling themselves as “pro-capitalists”. “…the impertinent interlopers really seemed to annoy the various Green, Labour, Sinn Fein and independent TDs who have leapt aboard the Rossport bandwagon.”

Sunday 31 July 2005

Wit is the last weapon one expects to see used in the guerrilla war between the far-left, environmentalist and anarchist factions that sputters away on the fringes of Dublin’s growing protest community. Last weekend, however, we caught a glimpse of a small but intrepid group that seemed determined to put the card into placard.

A city-centre rally in support of the Rossport Five, the jailed Shell pipeline protesters, was heckled by a counter-demonstration staged by four young crusaders styling themselves as “pro-capitalists”. read more

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The Sunday Times: And Finally … If Shell is driven away who else will invest in Mayo?

The Sunday Times: And Finally … If Shell is driven away who else will invest in Mayo?

“THE people of Mayo know all about boycotts, having coined the word in 1880…”: “In all the fuss surrounding the jailing of the so-called Rossport Five it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Shell is acting entirely within the law.”: “With the world’s media picking up the efforts being made to prevent Shell proceeding with its legally approved project we can’t see the region’s fortunes improving any time soon.”

Sunday 31 July 2005

Frank Fitzgibbon

THE people of Mayo know all about boycotts, having coined the word in 1880 following a famous confrontation with Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott, a hated land agent for Lord Erne. Boycott, acting on behalf of the absentee landlord, refused to accept reduced rent from tenants as proposed by the Land League. The locals responded by shunning Boycott, refusing to work for him or serve him in the shops.

Today, more than a century later, a small number of locals and opportunistic politicians accompanied by the usual rag-tag of protesters, have decided that Shell, the oil multinational, is the modern-day equivalent of Lord Erne. Some are even trying to punish Shell by encouraging the public to give the company’s Irish interests Boycott-syle treatment. The company might have an earl on its board but with quarterly profits of more than €3.8 billion we don’t imagine the top dogs at Shell’s Dutch headquarters are quaking at the prospect. read more

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Mayo council ‘to get Shell windfall’

The Sunday Times (UK): Mayo council ‘to get Shell windfall’

“Supporters of the Rossport Five — the local landowners who have spent the past month in jail — want Shell to move its operations offshore, but it has emerged that the council, which granted planning permission for an inland terminal, has a strong vested interest in keeping Shell on land.”: “The council will be paid €2m in rates… for downfall pipes, some of which will run through land owned by the Rossport Five.”: “…Mayo county secretary, confirmed last week that conditions laid down… in Shell’s planning permission will result in total payments to the council of about €6.5m from the firm.”

Sunday 31 July 2005

Aine Ryan

MAYO county council is in line for a substantial financial windfall if Shell processes its Corrib gas find on land.

Supporters of the Rossport Five — the local landowners who have spent the past month in jail — want Shell to move its operations offshore, but it has emerged that the council, which granted planning permission for an inland terminal, has a strong vested interest in keeping Shell on land.

The council will be paid €2m in rates for the terminal building at Bellanaboy, and for downfall pipes, some of which will run through land owned by the Rossport Five. read more

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Irish Examiner: Shell axes 56 jobs as a result of pipe protests

Irish Examiner: Shell axes 56 jobs as a result of pipe protests

“Mark Carrigy, operations manager for Shell EP Ireland, claimed protesters had been obstructing non-pipeline work and as a result the sub-contractors were forced to cut employee numbers.”: “The job losses come as five men jailed over their protests against the pipeline brothers Philip and Vincent McGrath, Micheal O’Seighin, Willie Corduff and Brendan Philbin were completing their fifth week behind bars.”

Saturday 30 July 2005

By Ed Carty

A TOTAL of 56 jobs are to be axed at the site of a controversial gas pipeline on the Mayo coast, it was confirmed yesterday.

Petroleum giant Shell revealed the cuts were being made on top of 35 lay-offs announced earlier this week.

The staff were involved in engineering and land works on the 70km pipeline running from the Corrib gas field to a proposed terminal at Bellanaboy.

Mark Carrigy, operations manager for Shell EP Ireland, claimed protesters had been obstructing non-pipeline work and as a result the sub-contractors were forced to cut employee numbers. read more

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Irish Examiner: Shell axes 56 jobs as a result of pipe protests

Irish Examiner: Shell axes 56 jobs as a result of pipe protests

“Mark Carrigy, operations manager for Shell EP Ireland, claimed protesters had been obstructing non-pipeline work and as a result the sub-contractors were forced to cut employee numbers.”: “The job losses come as five men jailed over their protests against the pipeline brothers Philip and Vincent McGrath, Micheal O’Seighin, Willie Corduff and Brendan Philbin were completing their fifth week behind bars.”

Saturday 30 July 2005

By Ed Carty

A TOTAL of 56 jobs are to be axed at the site of a controversial gas pipeline on the Mayo coast, it was confirmed yesterday.

Petroleum giant Shell revealed the cuts were being made on top of 35 lay-offs announced earlier this week.

The staff were involved in engineering and land works on the 70km pipeline running from the Corrib gas field to a proposed terminal at Bellanaboy.

Mark Carrigy, operations manager for Shell EP Ireland, claimed protesters had been obstructing non-pipeline work and as a result the sub-contractors were forced to cut employee numbers. read more

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The Guardian: Shell meets its match in the Rossport Five

The Guardian: Shell meets its match in the Rossport Five

“Suddenly, the issue became one of the biggest news stories of the year and, as the Irish Examiner called it, “a major public relations disaster for the Shell corporation”: “The “Rossport Five” were jailed at the specific request of the company, which had obtained compulsory purchase orders for the land in question – the first time in Irish history that such an order was granted to a private company. The five will remain in jail until they undertake not to obstruct the company.”: “Shell officials misjudged the situation…”: “July has seen huge rallies in support of the men in Co Mayo and in Dublin, the picketing of Shell garages nationwide, and round-the-clock blockades of the refinery construction site.”

William Hederman

Friday July 29, 2005

The residents of the tiny village of Rossport, in the north-west corner of County Mayo on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, have been up in arms for almost five years now. They have spent that time campaigning against a proposal by the petroleum giant Shell to lay a pipeline through their community to carry untreated gas from beneath the sea to a refinery 5.5 miles inland. Their cause secured little or no coverage in the national press until, at the end of June, five of them were jailed for refusing Shell access to their land to begin work on the pipeline. read more

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