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Ferris condemns heavy handed actions by Shell

22 April, 2009 - by Martin Ferris TD

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Natural Resources Martin Ferris TD has condemned the heavy handed manner in which the Shell led Corrib Gas consortium this morning attempted to proceed with their efforts to establish a landfall for the proposed pipeline at Glengad in County Mayo. There were reports of large numbers of security personnel and Gardaí being involved following a long stand off with locals concerned about the environmental and safety impact of the project.

Deputy Ferris said: "Reports from Glengad would appear to indicate that Shell is continuing to attempt to bully its way around Mayo in contradiction to their claim that they are interested in dialogue. The project is clearly unpopular and as presently structured will bring little economic benefit to this state at a time when the gas and the potential revenue would constitute a major boost to the economy." ENDS

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