Shell Ireland says it intends to modify the route of the Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo.

Lawyers for the company told the High Court that Shell would do this in consultation with the local community. 

Shell Ireland wants to begin the process of discontinuing legal proceedings against local landowners.

The company has requested all defendants to withdraw their counterclaims against the company. 

Those who do withdraw their counterclaims will have their legal costs to date paid by Shell Ireland.

But lawyers representing four of the landowners said they would not be withdrawing their counterclaims.