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Irish Independent: Corrib gas won’t help reduce our domestic bills

Published: Oct 16, 2006

* I am writing in reference to Shells recent advertising campaign with the caption ‘It began life 250 million years ago. Now its time to bring the gas ashore.’

It is not surprising that Shell has resorted to the medium of advertising in an attempt to embed it’s propaganda in the minds of the Irish people regarding the Corrib gas field. Advertising is a medium well known for its deceptive characteristics. The old slogan that ‘four out of five doctors prefer’ a particular product may be truthful as far as it goes, but suppose that only five doctors were asked and all of them worked for the firm producing the product? Whether this gas comes onshore or remains at sea it will have zero impact in reducing our domestic gas bills.

Thomas McAndrew
Dublin 13

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