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John Donovan’s interview on Dublin Newstalk Radio 106fm – ‘The Breakfast Show with Eamon Dunphy’

ShellNews.net: The Jailing of the Rossport 5 by Shell

John Donovan’s interview on Dublin Newstalk Radio 106fm – “The Breakfast Show with Eamon Dunphy”: Broadcast Thursday Morning 8.17am, 4 August 2005

Posted 17.30 Saturday 6 August 2005

EXTRACTS FROM THE INTERVIEW

Unofficial Transcript: Extraneous utterances have been deleted e.g. err

Substitute Host: Mick Clifford

Mick’s guests: Dr Mark Garavan (spokesman for the jailed men – the Rossport 5 – and for the related “Shell to Sea” campaign”): John Beasant (co-author of the recently published book SHELL SHOCK – THE SECRETS AND SPIN OF AN OIL GIANT) and John Donovan of ShellNews.net.

Mick’s introduction to the discussion:

Welcome back to the show the time now is 17 minutes past 8… Mick Clifford standing in for Eamon… read more

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Shellnews.net: A PUBLIC CHALLENGE TO IRISH SHELL BOSS, ANDY PYLE

Shellnews.net: A PUBLIC CHALLENGE TO IRISH SHELL BOSS, ANDY PYLE

“The Rossport Five may well have grounds to bring a substantial claim against Shell for wrongful imprisonment…”

Posted 17.30: Saturday 6 August 2005

A Public challenge to Irish Shell Boss Andy Pyle

By John Donovan

On Thursday I was a guest on Eamon Dunphy’s Breakfast Radio Show (on Dublin Radio Newstalk106.fm) for a discussion about the Shell Corrib pipeline controversy and the imprisonment of the “Rossport 5”. A transcript of my contribution to the debate, when I was asked to substantiate my prediction that Shell would engage in undercover activity can be accessed via this link: Read the article

In fact, Shell has a track record of mounting spying operations against pressure groups protesting against its activities (MI6 ‘Firm’ Spied on Green Groups (Sunday Times archive article 17 June 2001). read more

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Green Party: Greens defend human rights against Shell Group

Green Party: Greens defend human rights against Shell Group

“I am appalled that a court order has been granted when the grounds for doing so were themselves unlawful. By starting some aspects of work in Rossport prior to receiving the correct authorisation Shell have acted illegally.”

Posted Saturday 6th Aug 2005

Locals thrown into jail over illegal oil pipeline in Northern Ireland. Five men from Rossport in County Mayo have been imprisoned since last June for protesting at the construction of the Corrib pipeline by Shell. The men were imprisoned after breaching a court injunction not to obstruct the construction of a pipeline. Shell have since been ordered to dismantle two miles of the pipeline, as it had been built without consent.

Caroline Lucas, Principal Speaker for the Green Party said, ‘I am appalled that a court order has been granted when the grounds for doing so were themselves unlawful. By starting some aspects of work in Rossport prior to receiving the correct authorisation Shell have acted illegally. read more

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Irish Examiner: Oireachtas to debate Shell crisis if men purge contempt

Irish Examiner: Oireachtas to debate Shell crisis if men purge contempt

“But despite the offer, the Rossport Five again indicated yesterday that they would not enter any negotiations until Shell drops the injunction against them.”

Saturday 6 August 2005

By Michael O’Farrell, Political Reporter

THE Oireachtas Communications Committee is to hold urgent hearings on the Corrib gas saga, provided the five men jailed as a result of the dispute purge their contempt.

Committee chairman Noel O’Flynn said the matter was an important one which deserved “urgent priority”. read more

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Ireland On-Line: Rossport Five stay in prison

Ireland On-Line: Rossport Five stay in prison

“The company’s managing director Andy Pyle said: “We strongly feel that the only way we’re going to get a way through this is to have a period of calm – certainly more calm than there is at the moment – when we can have a proper dialogue and a proper discussion of the issues.”

Posted Saturday 6 August 2005

Five men jailed for their protests against the construction of a controversial gas pipeline in Co Mayo will remain in prison despite oil giant Shell’s announcement it was suspending work on the project, it emerged today.

The five men were jailed more than five weeks ago for refusing to abide by a High Court order preventing them for obstructing the construction of Shell’s high pressure pipeline from the Corrib gas field to an onshore refinery.

Shell last night announced it was deferring all work on the laying of a 75km offshore pipeline to allow discussion on the future of the €900m project. read more

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Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) Shell halts work on Irish pipeline

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) Shell halts work on Irish pipeline

“DUBLIN: Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell said it was suspending operations on the ($1.1 billion) Corrib gas project until the end of the year to allow time for a safety review and to resolve the dispute with residents.”

Saturday 6 August 2005

DUBLIN: Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell said it was suspending operations on the ($1.1 billion) Corrib gas project until the end of the year to allow time for a safety review and to resolve the dispute with residents.

“While we strongly believe that all safety aspects of the onshore pipeline have been fully addressed, we want the public to have confidence that every reasonable step has been taken,” Shell Ireland Managing Director Andy Pyle said in a statement.

Ireland’s natural resources minister has offered to appoint an intermediary to broker talks between the oil giant and residents in western Ireland who oppose its plans for an onshore gas pipeline. read more

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Irish Examiner: Rossport Five – Shell must lift injunction on jailed men

Irish Examiner: Rossport Five – Shell must lift injunction on jailed men

“Shell can facilitate their release simply by going to court and having the injunction lifted, a measure advised by Labour Party leader Pat Rabbitte more than a fortnight ago but which the company chose to ignore.”

Saturday 6 August 2005

The decision by Shell E&P to delay its offshore pipeline until next year is a sensible move, but it fell short if its objective was to allow for a period of discussion and dialogue.

That will not happen as long as the so-called Rossport Five remain in Cloverhill prison for refusing to purge their contempt of a High Court order.

That was made quite clear by Dr Mark Garavan, spokesman for the men and for the Shell to Sea campaign, after a meeting with them yesterday.

The injunction taken out by the company remains extant and as long as it does the five intend to remain in prison. read more

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Irish Independent: Rossport Five call on Shell to have ban lifted

Irish Independent: Rossport Five call on Shell to have ban lifted

“Dr Mark Garavan, spokesman for the men and the Shell to Sea campaign, said if no injunction was in place it would create a legal context for progress and the possible release of the five.”

Saturday Aug 06, 2005

THE five men jailed for over five weeks due to their opposition to the onshore Corrib gas pipeline have called on Shell E&P Ireland (SEPIL) to stand down the injunction they obtained in the High Court preventing anyone from interfering with their construction activities in the Rossport area of north Mayo.

Dr Mark Garavan, spokesman for the men and the Shell to Sea campaign, said if no injunction was in place it would create a legal context for progress and the possible release of the five. read more

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Irish Times: Dempsey fails to break Shell pipeline impasse

Irish Times: Dempsey fails to break Shell pipeline impasse

“Minister for Marine Noel Dempsey’s latest attempt to break the impasse over the Corrib gas field appears to have collapsed, with a refusal by Shell E&P Ireland to lift its court injunction against north Mayo residents opposed to the onshore pipeline.”

Saturday Aug 06, 2005

Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent

Minister for Marine Noel Dempsey’s latest attempt to break the impasse over the Corrib gas field appears to have collapsed, with a refusal by Shell E&P Ireland to lift its court injunction against north Mayo residents opposed to the onshore pipeline.

A new offer by the Minister to appoint an intermediary to work between the residents and Shell was accepted yesterday by both sides, but the five men in prison said they could not deal with a mediator while still in jail as this would effectively render them as “hostages”. read more

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The upwardly mobile Finn

Financial Times: The upwardly mobile Finn

“Now established as one of the world’s most feted business executives, Mr Ollila is poised for an entirely different challenge as non-executive chairman of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell, a company in the midst of its own corporate transformation from sister Anglo-Dutch companies to a single entity.”: “…his reputation as a stickler for corporate governance standards should help Shell put behind it last year’s scandal involving over-stating its reserves.”

Saturday 6 August 2005

By Christopher Brown-Humes and Hugh Carnegy

Published: August 6 2005

It is one of those tantalising “what if” questions of recent corporate history.

Only three months before Jorma Ollila became chief executive of Nokia in January 1992, the Finnish banks that then controlled the company were in talks to sell the group to Ericsson, its great Swedish rival.

Ericsson walked away. The Swedes had their beady eye on the mobile telephony operation that Nokia had tucked away in its sprawling portfolio of businesses. But they were put off by Nokia’s heavily loss-making consumer electronics division. read more

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Shell raises $1bn from InterGen sale

Financial Times: Shell raises $1bn from InterGen sale

“The sale of InterGen, which operates power plants in several territories across the world, is part of Shell’s plan to raise as much as $15bn through the disposal of non-core assets in the period of 2004 to 2006.”

Saturday 6 August 2005

By Michael Kavanagh

Published: August 6 2005

Royal Dutch Shell has raised $1bn (£564m) following the completed sale of its InterGen power generation co-venture. InterGen, which has been sold to AIG and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for $1.75bn, was majority owned by Shell with the remainder held by Bechtel, the US engineering services and construction company.

The sale of InterGen, which operates power plants in several territories across the world, is part of Shell’s plan to raise as much as $15bn through the disposal of non-core assets in the period of 2004 to 2006. read more

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