“It would be a question of the utmost public concern if an undercover officer were effectively permitted to operate without justification, authorisation or oversight in Ireland.”
“Ireland has the highest per capita level of actions and judgements by the European Court of Justice against any nation state in relation to breaches of Environmental Directives, namely Waste, Water, Environmental Impact Assessment, Birds and Habitats. It would be an admirable legacy if the Green Ministers were to ensure their last Ministerial actions did not add to Ireland’s environmental and financial liability”
"The development is a major project by any measure. Notwithstanding that fact, the modified proposed 2010 development will have a remarkably light impact on the pristine environment of the area."
“How do the gardaí know there was no third-party involvement, when they did not set up checkpoints at ports after I had reported the sinking. My call was logged at 4.43am, and there was a sighting of a man getting into a car with a wetsuit on at Killala at around 7am”
"Its hard not to feel that this was an instance in which the gardaí were exercising their coercive power without authority. It was as if their job was to ensure that the pipes got laid, Jonathan was in the way, and if an arrest in this manner did not later lead to a conviction that was irrelevant: the pipes would be laid."
"With the recent publication of Lorna Siggins’ book on the same topic, this documentary serves to remind us that the neo-liberal ceding of sovereignty by the state, abetted by the state’s commitment to corporations rather than its citizens, is at the root of the ongoing struggle in a remote outpost of Ireland."