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The real villain in Corrib gas controversy

Shell and their partners will prevail in their endeavors so long as they have the elected authorities in Ireland, along with local law enforcement, in their ‘hip pocket’.

Comment by a former employee of Shell Oil USA

Political & Corporate Corruption in Ireland

I have been doing some reading and familiarizing myself with the Corrib gas project controversy. The real issue here is not really the pipeline or the route of the pipeline. That is just a local focal point of protest, and a distraction from the real and much larger issue.

The real fundamental issue here is how the Irish government proceeds with the exploitation and development of Ireland’s considerable hydrocarbon resources to the maximum benefit of the Irish people themselves.

It is readily apparent that if the Irish people are truly unhappy with the way the government has handled the situation (and they should be), then they are probably going to have to give their elected officials the ‘boot’, and replace them with individuals who will be responsive to the will of the Irish people. read more

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Shell rejects talks invite from rights organisation

The Irish Times – Monday, October 18, 2010

LORNA SIGGINS Western Correspondent

SHELL EP Ireland and its security contractors for the Corrib gas project have confirmed that they declined an invitation to meet an Amnesty International/Front Line human rights delegation in north Mayo last week.

However, the Garda agreed to meet the delegation to discuss possible monitoring of future Corrib gas protests. Chief Supt Tom Curley, head of the Mayo Garda division, confirmed that the two organisations had been in contact. read more

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