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Corrib will pay little or no tax: who is to blame?

If an oil company takes longer than expected to complete an oil or gas extraction project and, as a result of those delays, ends up paying no revenue to the state from whose territory for oil or gas extracted, most … Continue reading

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Why journalists are afraid of covering the Corrib Gas project

By William Hederman This is a paper I presented at the People’s Forum in Inver in north Mayo on July 7th, 2012 On her radio programme a few weeks ago, (Saturday, April 14th, 2012), Marian Finucane interviewed the parents of … Continue reading

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Last night’s Frontline and the tax take from Corrib

By William Hederman. On RTÉ’s Frontline last night, I raised the question of the very low projected tax take from the Corrib Gas project. This issue is sometimes misunderstood. An example comes in this comment sent to me today by one of the … 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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ARCHIVE: Prominent Shell to Sea activist to oversee Corrib project

[ This article was first published on Indymedia Ireland on June 16th, 2007 ] June 16th, 2007: Following several years of campaigning with the Shell to Sea campaign, Green Party TD Eamonn Ryan has been appointed to the ministry with … 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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