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The 5 at 5: Monday
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The 5 at 5: Monday

Aug 12th 2013, 4:55 PM 6,240 Views 6 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Allegations of Shell booze bribes for gardaí 'raise serious concerns'
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Allegations of Shell booze bribes for gardaí 'raise serious concerns'

Aug 12th 2013, 9:46 AM 23,572 Views 185 Comments

A company that worked for shell until 2010 claims it delivered a large amount of alcohol to gardaí in Belmullet in December 2007.

Owner of derailed train firm that killed 47 in Quebec files for bankruptcy
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Owner of derailed train firm that killed 47 in Quebec files for bankruptcy

Aug 8th 2013, 8:31 AM 6,584 Views 10 Comments

The company says the “obligations of both companies now exceed the value of their assets”.

"Difficult to justify" oil refinery in Ireland - study
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"Difficult to justify" oil refinery in Ireland - study

Jul 31st 2013, 9:57 AM 9,846 Views 55 Comments

The study, commissioned by a government department, said that overall oil demand has declined since 2006.

Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest
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Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest

Jul 25th 2013, 8:00 PM 10,973 Views 74 Comments

Gerry Bourke is insisting he did nothing wrong, and is vowing to keep up his protest against the Corrib Gas Project.

Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill
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Skerries North Beach closed due to oil spill

Jul 12th 2013, 5:23 PM 6,619 Views 14 Comments

A minor oil spill at a nearby harbour has led to the closure, and authorities are monitoring the situation.

80 missing as train carrying oil derails and explodes in small Canadian town
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80 missing as train carrying oil derails and explodes in small Canadian town

Jul 7th 2013, 7:42 AM 10,457 Views 16 Comments

The accident in the Quebec town, located around 250 kilometers east of Montreal, created a fireball and forced 2,000 people from their homes.

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth
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€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth

Jun 4th 2013, 8:36 PM 12,900 Views 72 Comments

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough
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Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:30 AM 10,299 Views 134 Comments

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

Top readers' comments of the week
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Top readers' comments of the week

May 18th 2013, 11:00 AM 10,204 Views 24 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Pics: Oil laundering plant that used cat litter uncovered in Dublin
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Pics: Oil laundering plant that used cat litter uncovered in Dublin

May 18th 2013, 10:58 AM 17,158 Views 42 Comments

The first ever oil laundering plan found in Dublin had a potential loss to the exchequer of €1.75 million a year.

Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin
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Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin

May 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 199 Views 37 Comments

People in Ireland seem to be obsessed with getting a tan – but this country has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the entire world. It’s time to wake up to the real danger sun of exposure, says Pauline Power, who was diagnosed with a melanoma at 29.

Oil companies raided in price-fixing investigation
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Oil companies raided in price-fixing investigation

May 15th 2013, 3:29 PM 9,372 Views 43 Comments

An inquiry has begun into claims oil prices may have been fixed for over a decade which could have resulted in petrol prices being kept artificially high.

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland's oil prospects to Norway's
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Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland's oil prospects to Norway's

May 15th 2013, 9:16 AM 16,286 Views 175 Comments

The Minister for Communication and Natural Resources has said a Norwegian-style 80 per cent tax on oil finds would not work, saying: “We’re comparing apples with oranges.”

Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?
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Column: What role does oil play in modern day wars?

May 7th 2013, 7:00 AM 338 Views 62 Comments

While we can’t definitively rule out the possibility that the US attacking Iraq and Libya to seize control of their oil supplies, when all factors are considered one thing is missing from this hypothesis: a compelling reason, writes Scott Fitzsimons.

EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria
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EU reveals plans to buy oil from rebel-held parts of Syria

Apr 23rd 2013, 4:03 PM 3,052 Views 15 Comments

The EU’s member states have a trade embargo against the Syrian government – but will import petrol from rebel territory.

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source
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90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

Apr 8th 2013, 10:43 AM 7,355 Views 99 Comments

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry
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'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry

Apr 2nd 2013, 10:19 AM 17,942 Views 126 Comments

Petrel Resources says it is holding talks with prospective partners after a second site in the Porcupine Basin suggests oil.

INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland?
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INFOGRAPHIC: How does oil get to Ireland?

Mar 10th 2013, 8:30 AM 16,757 Views 35 Comments

Did you know that Ireland imports an estimated 53,560 barrels of crude oil a day?

Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence
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Ireland near the bottom of EU chart for energy independence

Feb 13th 2013, 2:11 PM 11,941 Views 74 Comments

Eurostat figures for 2011, released this morning, show Ireland imported more of its energy than 23 other EU countries.

Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin
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Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin

Feb 12th 2013, 4:55 PM 14,945 Views 56 Comments

The company said the government in 1999 failed to transpose EU legislation into law which left it open to legal challenges.

The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world
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The 7 most important oil chokepoints in the world

Jan 13th 2013, 8:45 AM 12,280 Views 16 Comments

These are the narrow bodies of water over which almost half of the world’s oil production must travel – and are therefore vulnerable to disruption.

Almost 2,500 convictions for tax and excise offences in 2012
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Almost 2,500 convictions for tax and excise offences in 2012

Jan 4th 2013, 6:47 PM 8,484 Views 18 Comments

There were 25 convictions for serious tax evasion in 2012 according to figures released by Revenue this evening.

Marine conservation area may be setback to Dalkey oil bid
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Marine conservation area may be setback to Dalkey oil bid

Dec 4th 2012, 10:40 AM 3,560 Views 29 Comments

Arts minister Jimmy Deenihan has designated some of Dublin’s coastline as a special area of conservation.

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site
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Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

Dec 1st 2012, 12:21 PM 7,975 Views 62 Comments

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone
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These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone

Nov 25th 2012, 11:00 AM 11,227 Views 31 Comments

Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.

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Taking a dip in Dublin... this morning

Nov 24th 2012, 2:07 PM 19,359 Views 18 Comments

There ain’t no protest like a freezing protest.

Here is the week's news... skewed
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Here is the week's news... skewed

Nov 17th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,031 Views 2 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Irish all to live to 100; John Waters outraged for men (again); Ireland’s election to Human Rights Council ‘not a joke’.

BP confirms advanced talks with Russia's state controlled oil company
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BP confirms advanced talks with Russia's state controlled oil company

Oct 22nd 2012, 11:39 AM 2,415 Views 7 Comments

The new $30 billion deal would put an end to recent disputes between BP and its partners

Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic
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Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic

Oct 6th 2012, 10:30 AM 5,808 Views 38 Comments

A land grab for oil and gas reserves is happening in the Arctic states – but the scenario of an oil leak there could be catastrophic for everyone.

The Evening Fix...now with added '80s childhood memories
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The Evening Fix...now with added '80s childhood memories

Oct 4th 2012, 7:50 PM 12,865 Views 7 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5: Thursday
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The 5 at 5: Thursday

Oct 4th 2012, 4:45 PM 7,617 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock….

Oil company granted licence for exploratory oil well in Dalkey
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Oil company granted licence for exploratory oil well in Dalkey

Oct 4th 2012, 1:00 PM 8,708 Views 71 Comments

Providence Resources, which is drilling for oil at Barryroe off Cork, has been granted a licence for a single well.

Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources
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Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources

Sep 10th 2012, 1:07 PM 10,568 Views 87 Comments

The group has released a report saying exploration companies believe oil and gas within Irish waters is worth €1.6 trillion.

Medals, meat and dirty diamonds: the week in numbers
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Medals, meat and dirty diamonds: the week in numbers

Sep 8th 2012, 7:30 PM 3,691 Views 1 Comment

How much is Ireland’s stash of Paralympic medals worth? And how much does the ‘typical’ debs cost?

Survey reveals up to 10pc difference in oil prices across Ireland
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Survey reveals up to 10pc difference in oil prices across Ireland

Sep 7th 2012, 5:14 PM 4,773 Views 11 Comments

The National Consumer Agency’s home heating oil survey shows people in Galway could pay more than anyone else.

More oil off Cork coast, says Providence
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More oil off Cork coast, says Providence

Sep 5th 2012, 11:33 AM 8,980 Views 65 Comments

An additional 778m barrels of oil at Barryroe site, says Irish oil company.

Did you see Dallas last night? Here's how it went down...
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Did you see Dallas last night? Here's how it went down...

Sep 4th 2012, 1:30 PM 2,654 Views 1 Comment

After much anticipation to see those Texans again, Dallas premiered on TV3 last night with over 842,500 viewers. Here’s a recap.

Coconut oil could combat tooth decay
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Coconut oil could combat tooth decay

Sep 3rd 2012, 9:38 AM 5,038 Views 16 Comments

Coconut oil treated with enzymes stops the growth of the bacteria that causes tooth decay – a problem which affects 60 per cent to 90 per cent of children in industrialised countries.

In photos, video: Venezuela refinery fire finally extinguished
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In photos, video: Venezuela refinery fire finally extinguished

Aug 28th 2012, 4:13 PM 2,602 Views 0 Comments

Fatal fires raged at refinery tanks for three days before being put out.