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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.

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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 number of national newspapers confirm that the bill for the project, which has been delayed due to a sustained community based campaign leading to a number of oral hearings and clashes with gardaí, will culminate in a €3.4 billion cost when completed by the end of next year.  That is four times the original projected cost. read more

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Garda watchdog interviews OSSL about booze claims

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 14.05.39GÁRDA 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.

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Policing Corrib costs over €16 million

Áine Ryan

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. The interview with co-owners Des Kane and Neil Rooney, which was held earlier this month, is part of the ongoing investigation into the allegations that have been rejected by Shell E&P Ireland.

Coincidentally, Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter revealed in the Dáil that the cost of policing the Corrib Gas project had now reached €16 million. read more

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Garda watchdog to investigate Corrib booze claims

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 00.03.05THE garda watchdog is expected to reveal today (Tuesday) that it will open an investigation into allegations by a former Corrib gas contractor who claims he supplied a large quantity of alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station before Christmas 2007. This follows GSOC’s (Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission) receipt of the findings of an investigation into the matter, led by a senior Mayo Garda, Superintendent Thomas Murphy.

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Áine Ryan: Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:00

Senior garda has sent his report to GSOC

THE garda watchdog is expected to reveal today (Tuesday) that it will open an investigation into allegations by a former Corrib gas contractor who claims he supplied a large quantity of alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station before Christmas 2007. This follows GSOC’s (Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission) receipt of the findings of an investigation into the matter, led by a senior Mayo Garda, Superintendent Thomas Murphy.

A GSOC spokesman said yesterday it was ‘considering the content of that material’ while the Garda Press Office confirmed the examination has been completed and ‘all details passed on’ to the garda watchdog. read more

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Senior garda to meet Corrib booze contractor

Screen Shot 2013-08-28 at 00.03.05In a statement by spokesman John Monaghan, the community group reiterated the fact that it was ‘committed to solving the continued difficulties with the ongoing Shell-Statoil Corrib Gas controversy’, but was ‘extremely concerned about the most recent developments regarding allegations of bribery and deception involving senior members of An Garda Siochána and agents acting on behalf of the Corrib developers’.

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Áine Ryan: [email protected]: Tuesday, 27 August 2013 12:03

A SENIOR garda confirmed yesterday he ‘was in the process of arranging a meeting’ with the former Corrib gas contractor who claims he delivered almost €30,000 worth of booze on behalf of Shell to Belmullet Garda Station before Christmas 2007, while smaller amounts were delivered as festive gifts the previous two years.

Supt Thomas Murphy of Swinford Garda Station told The Mayo News he had just returned from holidays and had contacted Mr Desmond Kane of OSSL to arrange a meeting. read more

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Gardaí deny booze bribes

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Superintendent appointed to examine allegations

Áine Ryan

A SENIOR garda is examining serious allegations about Belmullet gardaí accepting boxes of booze from Shell before Christmas 2007, The Mayo News can exclusively reveal. The Garda Press Office confirmed last night that ‘a garda superintendent had been appointed to examine the matter’. It declined to confirm the identity of the garda, but The Mayo News understands it is Swinford Supt Thomas Murphy and that he was appointed a month ago, despite earlier protestations from An Garda Síochána that the matter had been investigated and there was nothing to report. read more

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Corrib protestors meet UN Human Rights Rapporteur


Áine Ryan: [email protected]: TUESDAY 04 DECEMBER 2012

GOVERNMENT’S ‘positive’ attitude to human rights issues in Africa are not reflected in its addressing of the controversial Corrib gas project. That was the view expressed by human rights observer, Sr Majella McCarron, when she met the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders recently.

The ten-person delegation, who met Mrs Margaret Sekaggya, included members of Shell to Sea, as well as Kilcommon Parish Priest, Fr Michael Nallen, Sr McCarron and Donal Ó Mearáin. read more

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Corrib police rape-tape incident

Ms Sullivan was one of the women involved in the incident, first reported in The Mayo News in April 2011, where Gardaí inadvertently taped themselves joking about raping female protestors they had just arrested at the Corrib Gas site in north Mayo.

‘Rape Tape’ investigation criticised

Academics complain to Garda Ombudsman about ‘aggressive’ procedures used

Áine Ryan [email protected]

A group of academics from National University of Maynooth (NUIM) have sent a statement to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) strongly criticising the handling of the ongoing investigation into the so-called Corrib garda rape-tape incident, which occurred just over a year ago.

The academics, who are members of staff at the Adult and Community Education and the Sociology departments at NUIM, argued that “from the outset” the commission treated their student, Ms Jerrie Ann Sullivan, one of the women at the centre of the rape-tape, as “the perpetrator rather than the victim” in the situation. read more

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Irish planning authority controversial decision on Corrib Gas ‘super-tunnel’

Tuesday, 07 June 2011 08:22

Rabbitte dubs Bord Pleanála decision about Corrib ‘super-tunnel’ as ‘extraordinary’

Áine Ryan

Minister for Energy, Pat Rabbitte has dubbed as ‘extraordinary’ An Bord Pleanála’s decision that a section of the raw gas pipeline for the Corrib project should be laid in a sub-sea tunnel in the Sruwaddacon estuary.

In fact, a series of recent remarks made by the Labour minister, from Ballindine, has led community group, Pobal Chill Chomáin to seek an urgent meeting with him. In a letter, seen by The Mayo News, they claim he is misinformed about key issues relating to the project and protest. read more

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Corrib oral hearing before Christmas

During their address, Rossport Five’s Vincent McGrath and John Monaghan outlined the history of the Corrib project, its impact on the local community, environmental and human rights concerns, and positive ways forward for all stakeholders – ‘concentrating on community input and local consent’.

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