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Corrib Gas War: Candid Camera tactics in Irish Uprising

By John Donovan

What is noticeable from the news dispatches reaching us today from the Corrib Gas War front-line is that both sides are video taping each other.

The use of such technology in sensitive circumstances, reminds me of the surprise expressed by a Guardian newspaper journalist went he arrived to carry out an interview at Shell London HQ about our activities.

First he discovered that it was not going to to be a one-to-one conversation. Instead Shell was represented by a Shell director, Shell internal and external lawyers and for good measure, someone from Shell media.

The next surprise came when the Guardian reporter said that he would be tape recording the interview, as journalists often do. He was advised that Shell and its lawyers were also tape recording the entire proceedings. Shame there is apparently no video footage of this historic event.

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