Pat Rabbitte: The Corrib delay has a silver lining

Pat Rabbitte: The Corrib delay has a silver lining
the Shell gas project off north Mayo faced numerous protests

The Erris Peninsula, traditionally haunted by emigration, has had a good recession

A decade later than planned, the Shell gas project off north Mayo is finally about to come ashore. For a country with an annual oil and gas import bill of more than €6 billion, a gas supply that will at peak meet 60 per cent of our need is welcome. Peak, however, could be less than ten years because the Corrib field is not an especially big one.

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