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Irish Times: Corrib hearing aims for ‘post hoc justification’

Irish Times: Corrib hearing aims for ‘post hoc justification’

“Minister for the Marine Noel Dempsey is trying to provide a “post hoc” justification for Government decisions on the Corrib gas project, according to the five Mayo men who spent 94 days in prison for their opposition to the onshore pipeline.”:”What is crucially important to understand is that our opposition to the proposed pipeline is grounded firmly on our analysis of the consequences of an accident, given the extraordinary proximity of the pipeline to our homes. We say that this would be catastrophic for ourselves and our community,” they said.”

Thursday Oct 13, 2005

Lorna Siggins, Marine Correspondent, in Geesala, Co Mayo

Minister for the Marine Noel Dempsey is trying to provide a “post hoc” justification for Government decisions on the Corrib gas project, according to the five Mayo men who spent 94 days in prison for their opposition to the onshore pipeline.

In a statement read at yesterday’s public hearing into the pipeline, the men acknowledged the principle of consultation and public engagement, but said it should have occurred before key approvals were granted. read more

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Irish Times: Controversy over Mayo pipeline

Irish Times: Controversy over Mayo pipeline

“I should make it clear that during the course of their imprisonment, my concern was to make constructive proposals to the Government, Shell and the men themselves that might lead to their release.”

Thursday Oct 13, 2005

Madam, – In a letter in your edition of October 11th, five men from Rossport, Co Mayo criticise my attitude to their imprisonment. I want to make it clear that at all times I believe the rule of law must be upheld in a democracy.

If the law is inappropriate or inadequate then it should be changed, but until it is changed it must be upheld.

I should make it clear that during the course of their imprisonment, my concern was to make constructive proposals to the Government, Shell and the men themselves that might lead to their release. read more

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