RTE's Coir probe was a revelation
Published 09/09/2009 | 00:00
RTE Radio is to be commended for the investigative piece on the anti-Lisbon group Coir last Sunday.
It was refreshing that commentators such as the respected Jesuit theologian Fr Edmond Grace and Michael Kelly of the 'Irish Catholic' were given the opportunity to outline the attitudes of the mainstream Catholic movement to the Lisbon Treaty, and to roundly condemn the theories espoused by Coir.
The rambling and incoherent interview given by the group's spokesperson, Richard Greene, spoke volumes about the modus operandi of the group, especially when he proceeded to misquote, misrepresent and distort comments made by various respected and public figures including Ms Justice Fidelma Macken, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, and even Pope Benedict XVI.