Dáil debates

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 31


11:00 am

Jerry Cowley (Mayo, Independent)

I wish to seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 31 to discuss a matter of major national and local importance, namely, the need for a new plan of development to be approved by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, as the existing plan is now invalid following the vacating of Shell's compulsory acquisition orders against certain landowners in Rossport by Justice Laffoy of the High Court which makes it clear that a new pipeline route must now be found by Shell as the previous plan is defunct since the development model for the Corrib gas project has been materially altered and this requires under the terms of the 1992 licensing terms a new plan of development; and if the Minister will grasp the opportunity to intervene and reconfigure the Corrib gas project by insisting on a new plan that is the product of agreement between the developer, Shell, and the local community which could be developed through an independent commission as proposed by me and Dr. Mark Garavan. This has widespread support politically and within the community.


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