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Ireland’s share of revenue from its gas fields could be as low as 7%, report shows

The tax write-offs under Ireland’s licensing terms for oil and gas are so generous, oil companies could end up paying the exchequer as little as 7% of the revenue from Irish gas fields. This shocking figure is extrapolated from information … Continue reading

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Oil companies plan to export directly from Irish oil fields

Oil might never come ashore here: no security of supply, no jobs, no investment Currently the stock defence offered for Ireland’s excessively generous licensing terms for oil and gas is that they encourage exploration, which in turn will create jobs, … Continue reading

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Sunday Independent smear over ‘rape tape’ backfires

Dubious claims reported by certain crime correspondents have long played a role in undermining the campaign against Shell’s inland refinery in Mayo. So when a video recording of Gardaí at the Corrib protests in Co Mayo talking about raping a woman … Continue reading

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Rabbitte’s gas price gaffe on Morning Ireland

Pat Rabbitte displayed a stunning ignorance of his brief on today’s Morning Ireland (June 1st, 2011). The notion that the Corrib project will bring down the price of gas in Ireland has been repeatedly exposed as nonsense. Yet this morning … Continue reading

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How the West was divided

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Once Upon a Time in the West: The Corrib Gas Controversy’ Lorna Siggins Transworld Ireland £14.99 [ First published in the Irish Examiner on January 15th, 2011 – in a slightly shorter, edited version ] by William Hederman … Continue reading

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New book tells Rossport Five’s own story

[ This article was first published on Indymedia Ireland on Friday, January 5th, 2007 ] The Rossport Five were back in the capital today to launch ‘Our Story – the Rossport Five’, their account of their time in prison in … Continue reading

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Rossport ‘ready for attack by State’

[ This article was first published in Village Magazine on Thursday, February 9th, 2006 ] 2006 looks set to be the make-or-break year in the struggle between Rossport, Shell and the Government, with locals expecting riot police in their community … Continue reading

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Shell meets its match in the Rossport Five

[ This article was first published in The Guardian on Friday, July 29th, 2005 ] by William Hederman The residents of the tiny village of Rossport, in the north-west corner of County Mayo on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, have been up … Continue reading

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‘A rape of our natural resources’

[ This article was first published in Village Magazine on Friday, July 1st, 2005. It appeared beside this article: Sitting on a time-bomb ] By William Hederman In the long-running dispute over Shell’s high-pressure gas pipeline in North Mayo, which … Continue reading

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‘Sitting on a time-bomb’

[ This article was first published in Village Magazine on Friday, July 1st, 2005 ] Fears about the high pressure of gas in Shell’s disputed North Mayo pipeline were behind the willingness of five local men to go to jail. … Continue reading

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