Gas flaring at Corrib plant ‘frightening’, says resident

Clip from Shell E&P Ireland showing flaring removed from YouTube on Friday night

Eyewitness footage from the Corrib gas field in Mayo captures flames lighting up the night sky on New Years Eve. Video: Tony Bourke

Residents living close to the Corrib gas plant in north Mayo have expressed alarm over the intensity of gas flaring during New Year’s Eve.

Shell E&P Ireland acknowledged on Friday evening that the flaring level was “exceptional”.

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