Category Archives: Corrib Gas project

Gardaí, GSOC, ‘whistleblower reprisal’, Corrib Gas and the ‘rape tape’

Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe’s first contact with a TD came about because he saw Clare Daly TD on ‘Tonight with Vincent Browne’ talking about policing of Corrib Gas protests, writes William Hederman The repercussions for Garda whistleblowers Maurice McCabe and … Continue reading

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The day Pat Kenny called me a Luddite: RTÉ radio debate about Ireland’s oil and gas

I was a guest on the Today with Pat Kenny radio show on May 28th, 2013, to discuss Ireland’s management (or mismanagement) of its oil and gas resources. I was debating against David Horgan, MD of Irish exploration company Petrel … Continue reading

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Corrib will pay little or no tax: who is to blame?

If an oil company takes longer than expected to complete an oil or gas extraction project and, as a result of those delays, ends up paying no revenue to the state from whose territory for oil or gas extracted, most … Continue reading

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Why journalists are afraid of covering the Corrib Gas project

By William Hederman This is a paper I presented at the People’s Forum in Inver in north Mayo on July 7th, 2012 On her radio programme a few weeks ago, (Saturday, April 14th, 2012), Marian Finucane interviewed the parents of … Continue reading

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Corrib: Shatter’s ‘protest tourists’ are acting in Ireland’s interest

[Article published on Politico.ie on 21 February 2012] As 19 campaigners go on trial in Mayo, William Hederman writes that the expensive policing of the Corrib gas project is facilitating a transfer of resources to private corporations. Those “outsiders” who … Continue reading

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Last night’s Frontline and the tax take from Corrib

By William Hederman. On RTÉ’s Frontline last night, I raised the question of the very low projected tax take from the Corrib Gas project. This issue is sometimes misunderstood. An example comes in this comment sent to me today by one of the … Continue reading

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Who is to blame for RTÉ’s false claim that the ‘rape tape’ was ‘tampered with’?

By William Hederman Just before its main evening television news programmes this evening (December 7th, 2011), RTÉ will broadcast what campaigners are calling an “apology” for its coverage of the so-called “rape tape” saga. RTÉ have pointed out that it … Continue reading

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