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Quotes

Ed Vulliamy

"This is one of the most important stories of it's kind in Europe."

— Ed Vulliamy speaking on Corrib and the campaign against it

Evidence of RTE bias in relation to Corrib

"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."

— Áine Ryan - Mayo News

Robert Ballagh

"In a State that has completely lost its moral core it’s almost inevitable that those who tenaciously pursue their principles and speaks out against the hypocrisy of power will find themselves silenced."

— Robert Ballagh on the jailing of Margaretta D’Arcy

Sister Majella McCarron

“I experience it in every community [companies splitting communities]. It’s the same story whether it’s Erris (Co. Mayo), Leitrim, whether it’s the people threatened by fracking now; it’s exactly the same story. The same psychological war-fare is being got ready for them ..... God forgive companies for what they do to communities.”

— Sister Majella McCarron

Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett

“One cannot fail to be impressed by the strength of spirit shown by the recipients of these awards. It is that strength of spirit that makes our communities better places in which to live, that selfless sacrifice and endeavour that lifts us all.”

— Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett speaking at an award ceremony in which Pat & Martin O'Donnell recieved awards for bravery

Maura Harrington

"Today the Commercial Court made an order quashing the revised licence issued by the EPA to Shell E&P Ireland.

Shell to Sea is delighted that that the EPA decision to grant this licence is now shown to be illegal and Shell to Sea believes that this shows gross incompetence if not indeed negligence by this statutory body."

— Maura Harrington

Seamus Heaney

'It's not the most distressful country after all when five "green" men stand their own ground'.

— Seamus Heaney (RIP) message of support on the night of Willie Corduff's Goldman Prize celebration in Belmullet

Desmond Kane

"Vodka, whiskey, wine...some champagne...but, you know, there was cases and cases and cases, obviously of it "

— Desmond Kane of OSSL speaking about the alcohol that he gave to Gardaí on behalf of Shell

John Gilligan

"It's lucky these walls are high"

— Supt. John Gilligan while unloading €35,000 worth of Shell alcohol at Belmullet Garda station in 2007

First time visitor

"This is the first time I haven't felt depressed about the state of the country in about 4 years, because at last I see some people genuinely fighting against corruption in Ireland"

— First time visitor to the area during the recent week of action