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Irish Times: Clashes over Corrib gas

Published: Jun 20, 2007

Madam, – Bob Kavanagh (June 18th) presents a skewed picture of the Corrib gas project. For example, the recent open day of community consultation went fine until a mob of Shell to Sea people stormed into the room, unfurled a banner and ordered everybody present to line up behind them. We got on with the consultation process when they had left.

Shell to Sea never asked local people if we wanted to be represented by them, yet Mr Kavanagh gives your readers the impression that he does speak for the local people. He does not.

I agree with your Editorial of June 13th. The protesters will not settle for anything and have resorted to intimidation and harassment of anybody who disagrees with them.

Let’s get away from the illusion of “little people fighting the multinational corporation” and stop making excuses for mob culture. – Yours, etc,

MONICA MULLER, Rossport, Ballina, Co Mayo.

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