THE Shell to Sea group has lodged a formal complaint with RTE over an allegation that Primetime excluded vital poll data from their special programme last Thursday night.
Dr Mark Garavan, Shell to Sea spokesperson, has strongly disputed the Red C opinion poll jointly carried out by the Irish Independent and RTEs Primetime, arguing that the results of a crucial question were omitted from the programme.
Shell to Sea claims that a key finding which asked respondents their preferred development model for the Corrib gas project was not published. This question showed that 44 per cent favoured an offshore processing of the gas compared to 29 per cent supported the processing at Bellanaboy. Seventeen per cent wanted the project abandoned. According to Dr Mark Garavan: Serious matters of impartiality and commitment to public service broadcasting arise for RTE.