International Corruption Probe into Halliburton (KBR) activities in Nigeria includes Shell Oil

May 27, 2008

“Criminal investigations of former Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), for alleged bribery in the construction of Nigeria’s $10 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant on Bonny Island, have been widened to cover the past 20 years of Halliburton’s operations in Nigeria. Investigators will also probe accusations of embezzlement by senior executives, and Halliburton’s relations with other multinationals, including Royal Dutch Shell.”

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Rath Lugh Monument under increased threat as protesters moved on

April 17, 2008

The Protest Camp based at Rath Lugh has now been evicted. At one o’ clock, four Protectors who were on site were told by Gardai that they had to gather up their belongings and leave. This was not done in an aggressive manner and was complied with by the protesters.

Once the protesters had left Rath Lugh woods no protester was allowed back in. According to the Direct Action Group, there were 20 Gardai, 3 Garda Cars present, plus 2 Vans as well as a dozen Construction Workers at the entrance to the woods. A steel fence has now been erected separating Rath Lugh National Monument from the public road. A mini digger is busy creating a path and a low loader is in situ. Read the rest of this entry »

Fr. Diarmuid Ó Péicín R.I.P.

March 5, 2008

We at the Tara Foundation were saddened to hear of the death yesterday of Fr. Diarmuid Ó Péicín, 91, the man credited with saving the island of Tory from evacuation. Read the rest of this entry »

Death of Suharto on Sunday, January 27th 2008

January 28, 2008

Former Indonesian dictator Suharto who was 86 years old, died yesterday from multiple organ failure in hospital.

President Bush offered his “condolences” on Sunday on the death of Suharto, a Cold War ally whose 32 years of brutal rule saw up to a million political opponents killed.

Cameron Hume, the U.S. ambassador in Jakarta, said Suharto was a close ally who led his country through a period of “remarkable” development. Read the rest of this entry »