Talks take place today between ministers and Corrib community groups

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan and Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív have announced that community representatives from Pobal Chill Chomáin and Pobal le Chéile will meet with representatives of Royal Dutch Shell in Dublin today (Friday March 20 ).

The meeting, which will take place in the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, will be attended by both ministers and will be chaired by Joe Brosnan.

The aim of today’s meeting is to try to resolve issues in relation to the Corrib gas project.

The ministers hope that all parties will enter the talks in a positive and open manner, and have agreed that the meeting will be conducted in an even-handed way and that it will have an open agenda with no predetermined outcome.

In accepting the invitation to attend representatives of Pobal Chill Chomáin and Pobal le Chéile said they have at all times been committed to an agreed solution to the Corrib dispute, one that above all else takes into account the concerns they have for “our health, safety, environment, and the long term sustainability of our community.”

“We call on all sides to work with us to bring about an agreed solution to this damaging and unnecessary dispute which continues to inflict pain and suffering on our community.”


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