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Ferris slams Government over refusal to revoke pipeline approval

23 March, 2011 - by Martin Ferris TD

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Natural Resources Martin Ferris TD, has strongly attacked Minister Pat Rabbitte’s refusal to reverse the order made by former Minister Pat Carey approving the gas pipeline in Mayo. The former Minister made the order on the day of the general election. In his reply Minister Rabbitte said that he believed that the consents were valid and hence that ‘the issue of revocation does not arise.’

Deputy Ferris said:

“Given that Labour strongly criticized the last minute approval given by Pat Carey on the day that he lost his seat, I am surprised at Pat Rabbitte’s casual manner of simply accepting it. Clearly despite the change in parties, it is business as usual as far as the surrender of our oil and gas are concerned.” ENDS

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