A standard bottle of gas (11kg or 13kg) which for many people provides either heating or cooking energy or both retails for approximately €14.50 to €18 in Spain.
Fri, 16 Feb, 2018
Shell Ireland has officially applied to the Government for permission to operate the controversial pipeline from the Corrib gas field off the coast of Mayo.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
Fri, 11 Jul, 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 silent rage at the treatment of Irish citizens, including our most vulnerable, is almost tangible.
Thu, 31 Oct, 2013
A group of environmental activists have staged a protest against oil and gas giant Shell today.
Sat, 02 Feb, 2013
There is plenty of hype around Ireland’s oil exploration sector, but there have also been numerous disappointments. With the Barryroe bonanza this week, could the country be set for a new boom, asks Kyran Fitzgerald
Sat, 28 Jul, 2012
The cost of developing the Corrib Gas project is now expected to top €3.2 billion, with the final phase of the project expected to sustain more than 700 jobs.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2012
I SEE that Clare County Council, in response to a vocal minority of protestors, has decided to amend its county plan to ban the practise of “fracking” within its jurisdiction.
Fri, 13 Jan, 2012
IRELAND has upped its efforts to discover offshore oil by yesterday awarding 13 new licensing options.
Tue, 18 Oct, 2011
IRELAND will need to discover a second Corrib gas field or build a new interconnector to Britain to avoid a possible loss of gas supplies, a report has warned.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2011
PROVIDENCE Resources is planning to start drilling at its much anticipated Spanish Point prospect in 2012, following seismic studies suggesting the licence is likely to become a commercial development.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2010
THERE is an estimated 10 billion barrels of gas and oil buried under Irish waters, very little of it has been found and few are prepared to look for it.
Mon, 26 Jul, 2010
WAYNE GRETZKY, I’m sure, could well swing a hurley if you pressed one into his hand. But I don’t know if ice hockey’s Ringy has any interest in Gaelic Games.
Fri, 07 May, 2010
IRELAND’S electricity supply would be endangered if there was any kind of energy shock as we can only store 11 days of gas in this country compared with an EU average of 52 days.
Wed, 14 Apr, 2010
A new report has warned that Ireland has just 11 days worth of natural gas reserves.
Fri, 22 Jan, 2010
ELECTRICAL employers have warned ongoing strike action by electricians could lead to an influx of rogue operators into the industry paying a fraction of the agreed rates.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2009
Chambers Ireland has said that the opening up of the Corrib Gas field is crucial for Ireland's energy supplies.
Mon, 12 Jan, 2009
With a global crisis looming, what are we doing to ease our addiction to fossil fuels and imported energy? Not much. Claire O’Sullivan reports.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2008
The Corrib Gas Partners recommenced drilling activities in the Corrib Gas field, 83km off the west coast of Ireland, last week.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2007
THE average annual gas bill will rise by almost €380 after Bord Gais yesterday applied for a 40% hike in prices from October.
Thu, 11 May, 2006
THE controversial Corrib gas field off Co Mayo must be developed to supply Ireland’s future energy needs, the Progressive Democrats said yesterday.
Fri, 10 Mar, 2006
Ireland is the most vulnerable country in Europe to an energy supply crisis, it was claimed today.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2006
The so-called Rossport Five, jailed for their contempt of a court order over protests against a controversial gas pipeline, will learn today whether they face further penalties.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2005
A two-day public hearing will be held in Mayo for local residents and communities to voice their views on the controversial onshore pipeline and refinery planned for the Corrib Gas Field, the Government announced today.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2005
Supporters of the so-called Rossport Five, who were jailed 11 weeks ago over their protests against a controversial gas pipeline, are today calling for public support for a national rally demanding their release.
Thu, 15 Sep, 2005
A new tax should be imposed on households using fossil fuels in a bid to enhance energy efficiency, experts claimed today.
Wed, 07 Sep, 2005
The wife of a Mayo man jailed for protesting against a controversial gas pipeline today failed to secure the County Council’s support for their campaign.
Fri, 12 Aug, 2005
The Minster for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Noel Dempsey has ordered oil giant Shell to dismantle a three-kilometre gas pipeline in the west of Ireland which had been constructed without permission.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2005
A total of 56 jobs are to be axed at the site of a controversial gas pipeline on the Mayo coast, it was confirmed today.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2005
Fri, 15 Jul, 2005
Dozens of supporters gathered outside Dublin’s High Court today as five Co Mayo men were returned to jail over their protest against a controversial gas pipeline.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2005
A nationwide protest is to take place today to highlight the plight of the five men jailed over their objections to a gas pipeline in Co Mayo.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2005
IT is a background many young men would play down in their sophisticated city lives, but the sons of Rossport, North Mayo, wear their heritage with pride.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2005
GAS prices are set to rise for domestic consumers in October, possibly by 10%, it emerged yesterday.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2005
The €200m Corrib Gas Field project was tonight approved by An Bord Pleanala.
Fri, 22 Oct, 2004
Oil company Shell Ireland has applied for planning permission to develop a terminal to support the Corrib Gas Field off the west coast of Ireland.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2003
THE Government can no longer be expected to live up to any of its election promises, the leader of the Green Party has claimed.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2003
GAS production from the Corrib field will be delayed for around the year following the decision by project leaders Enterprise Energy to postpone the laying of the offshore pipeline because of planning issues.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2002
The development of the Corrib gas field in Co Mayo has been given the green light.
Mon, 15 Apr, 2002
A Spanish fisherman in his mid 40s, who sustained serious head injuries in an accident on board a trawler, has been airlifted to Shannon Airport.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2001
The Corrib gas field, some 70km off the Mayo coast, has been formally approved by Enterprise Energy and its partners Statoil and Marathon Petroleum.
Fri, 23 Feb, 2001
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