Irish Times “Corrib Impact” series

The Irish Times has a great feature today on the local impact of the Shell gas pipeline in Co.Mayo, which is due to start pumping gas in the next few months. It’s a really interesting study of the myriad positive and negative consequences when big business comes to a small town. There are some great figures in the article, such as the €7million Shell has invested in community initiatives since 2007, or that peak employment on the project was 1500 people in 2009. The article is the first in a “series”, so keep an eye out for further stories.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/the-corrib-impact-pipelines-protests-and-prosperity-1.2264368

An accompanying article focuses on the impact of Shell’s arrival on local businesses, mostly construction and engineering firms. It’s fascinating to read how the individuals involved struggled between growing their business and maintaining their relationships with their friends and neighbours:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/the-corrib-impact-business-boomed-and-friendships-died-1.2264312

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