An environmentalist has secured leave from the High Court to mount a legal challenge to the planning permission granted to build a sea wall at Donald Trump's golf club at Doonbeg in Co Clare.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
The Supreme Court has found Shell E & P Ireland was acting in civil contempt of court orders when it entered nine years ago onto commonage lands at Rossport located on the modified route for the Corrib gas onshore pipeline.
Wed, 14 Jun, 2017
Thu, 22 Dec, 2016
It is a decade since the Rossport Five went to prison for three months. As the Corrib gas pipeline prepares to carry offshore gas for the first time,visits the area to ask if the long-running saga is coming to an end.
Mon, 18 May, 2015
Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte’s decision to review the planned construction of hundreds of pylons and high-voltage power lines across the country is a shrewd political move. It will give coalition TDs space to answer angry voters on the doorsteps, as opposition grows over Eirgrid’s plans to extend the national grid.
Thu, 30 Jan, 2014
A journalist who claimed he was made redundant from a local radio station because of his coverage of the Corrib gas controversy in north Mayo has been awarded €47,000 compensation by the Employment Appeals Tribunal.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2014
The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Amnesty, the Council for Civil Liberties and One in Four have all condemned comments allegedly made by gardaí in Co Mayo, in which they allegedly joked about threatening to rape a female anti-Shell protestor who had been arrested.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2011
THE new Government is examining ways to reduce the €85bn bailout burden. Among the proposals is far-reaching privatisation of yet more State resources in a big sell-off. Great. This will help continue the trend of concentrating even more of the country’s wealth into fewer, private hands.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011
There are some, indeed plenty of, excellent documentaries hitting our cinema screens these days and this one, close to home, fits the bill to perfection with its classic David and Goliath story of a rural community pitted against the combined, ruthlessly uncaring, power of corporate clout and government compliance.
Fri, 03 Dec, 2010
THE High Court has reserved judgment on whether a District Court judge was correct to find Shell & acted in contempt of court orders when it went onto commonage lands at Rossport, Co Mayo, two years ago to carry out site investigations. The commonage is on the modified route for the Corrib gas onshore pipeline.
Sat, 12 Jun, 2010
THE hunger strike undertaken by Maura Harrington was a frightening climax to years of non-violent protest on the part of a small community who wish to safeguard their children’s health and safety against the powerful oil companies.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2008
IF the Green agenda is really going to mean anything at all in terms of communities, habitats, resources and the environment, I suggest Environment Minister John Gormley and his colleagues consider kissing Fianna Fáil and the PD coalition goodbye in defence of all who stand to lose so much in Glenad, Rossport and Erris.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2008
AN unprecedented meeting will take place today between objectors to the Corrib gas project and Energy Minister Eamon Ryan where they will outline their concerns over the Shell-led project. The talks will centre on objections to the gas project’s refinery, planned for Bellinaboy, in north Mayo.
Wed, 17 Oct, 2007