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UpstreamOnline: Protestors blockade Royal Dutch Shell Corrib site

By Upstream staff

A group of 100 protestors has blocked the entrance to the site of the proposed onshore Corrib gas pipeline terminal at Bellanaboy, County Mayo, Irish media has reported.

State broadcaster RTE said the protestors prevented a group of construction workers from entering the site to resume work after an absence of a year.

The Shell to Sea group said it was determined to continue with the protest and was not prepared to allow the workers onto the site.

A Shell spokesman told RTE the company was disappointed that it had been prevented from getting 70 construction workers onto the site.

He said the company had a legal right to get workers onto the site and would now be discussing this with the relevant authorities.

The company said it was determined to press ahead with construction of the €200 million ($255.6 million) terminal.

Work on the onshore terminal has been at a standstill since August 2005.

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