"A former Producer and Editor at RTE, Betty Purcell, revealed that in 2009, she proposed and scheduled 21 documentaries and only one, ‘Living on the Edge’, a Would You Believe programme about Willie and Mary Corduff’s life on their farm in remote Rossport, was questioned and challenged by management. It was even suggested, she said, that because TV3 were about to do a documentary on Corrib ‘maybe we should leave it to them’.
She claimed the pressure on her team was ‘sustained’ and stated her belief that Shell personnel appeared to have ‘automatic access’ to senior management in RTE."
The seventh annual Rossport Solidarity Camp gathering is taking place in Erris, Co. Mayo from the 1st-4th June. You are invited to take part in workshops/discussions, skillshares, music and fun!
Dublin Shell to Sea will be running a bus to Mayo for the weekend. See FB page here. To book your Dublin bus ticket ring 0867362417
Cork Shell to Sea will also have a bus up for the weekend (with pick-ups in Limerick and Galway), see FB page here. To book your ticket email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope for this year's gathering to link up community struggles from all over Ireland, bringing people together to share skills and campaigning experiences.
As the current government ignores the pain being inflicted by their policies on the ground and democracy seems to slip further from sight, communities are organising themselves to show that another Ireland is possible. Rossport Solidarity Camp is hosting a weekend for people from different communities to meet up, exchange stories and experiences, and network. There is a lot we can share and learn from each other!
Come for the workshops, stay for the fun! There will be a couple bands and DJs, and hopefully a session around the fire one night, so bring your instruments!! Workshops will run Saturday, Sunday, and part of Monday.
Following the weekend there will be a Week of Action Against Shell, so if you can stay longer please do and participate in or support the actions however you can!
If you can't make it up to Mayo yourself but you would like to help out, please help us publicise the event by printing up posters and fliers and posting them up wherever you can!