Shell to unveil alternative routes for Corrib pipeline

The global oil giant Shell is set to unveil a number of possible alternative routes for the controversial Corrib gas pipeline today.

The global oil giant Shell is set to unveil a number of possible alternative routes for the controversial Corrib gas pipeline today.

The company is hoping that one of the routes will be supported by the local community, which has been protesting against the project since last year.

The new proposals, which have been drawn up by a firm employed by Shell Ireland, will be outlined at a meeting this afternoon in Belmullet, Co Mayo.

A group of local landowners spent three months in prison last year as part of major protests against the existing pipeline route, which they say poses an unacceptable risk to households.

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