"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."
Opponents of the Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo have announced plans to hold a national demonstration in Dublin later this month as part of their ongoing campaign.
The rally by the Shell to Sea group will be held on Saturday, February 24th. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its intention to grant a licence for the refinery being built in Bellanaboy by Shell. Local residents have been holding a series of demonstrations in the area to highlight their ongoing opposition to the project, which they say puts the community in danger.