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October 2010

Use of force over Corrib 'augurs badly' for State

Áine Ryan - Irish Times

THE STATE’S “unprecedented” use of law and order forces against “its own citizens” while protecting private commercial interests augurs badly for a remote community in north Mayo and for the State as a whole, a Bord Pleanála hearing was told yesterday.

John Monaghan of the community group Pobal Chill Chomáin was speaking on the penultimate day of the public hearing into the controversial Corrib gas hearing.