WATCHING THE WORLD: Corrib project issue persists

Remember Shell’s efforts to bring natural gas to Ireland and efforts by protestors to stop them? It’s a while since we’ve looked at that issue, but it’s still in the news, and the news is not good given the reports we see (OGJ, Dec. 19, 2005, p. 39).Now, Ireland’s prime minister, or taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has entered the debate. Last week he said “the rule of law has to be implemented” and “the work goes on” at the Corrib gas terminal at Bellanboy in County Mayo.Construction of the terminal and the route of an onshore pipeline to bring gas from offshore Corrib field have been strongly opposed by some local residents. Indeed, protests...

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