Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture Continues Discussions on Offshore Exploration

Members of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture will hear from community groups with deeply held views on Ireland’s offshore exploration today, Tuesday 29 November at 2 pm.

“This timely meeting will allow committee members engage with community groups representing a range of opinion on the Corrib gas project in County Mayo,” says Committee Chairman, Andrew Doyle, TD. “Offshore exploration of oil and gas resources is a priority issue for this Committee and we look forward to hearing first-hand from people on the ground in County Mayo. We intend to allow community groups both for and against have their say on construction of the Erris gas pipeline.”

He continues: “Pobal le Cheile and Pobal Chill Chomain oppose the construction of the pipeline while Council for the West and Pro Gas Mayo favour the pipeline’s construction. The Committee intends to explore with all four groups their sincerely held positions.”

The meeting follows presentations from The Irish Offshore Operators’ Association (IOOA) the SIPTU trade union on 22 November.

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