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From: "Jo Makepeace"
Subject: SchNEWS 515, Friday 7th October, 2005
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 04:08:34 +0100

Shell to Sea campaign continues in Mayo (NW Ireland)

'Rossport 5' released after 3 months

The "Rossport 5", five Irish protestors sent to prison for refusing to allow Shell onto their land, have been freed after 94 days inside. The five protesters were part of a wider campaign against the usual combination of environmental destruction, dodgy business deals and casual disregard for the health and safety of local residents.

The oil and gas multinational is hoping to build a dangerous high pressure gas pipeline just meters away from local residents' homes and has failed to carry out the necessary tests to ensure the scheme is safe. Last Friday in response to the plan to destroy 9km of the beautiful, wild North West coast of Ireland, demonstrators dumped two tonnes of sand in front of Shell's South Bank Headquarters, hanging a 40ft banner in protest at the proposed Irish pipeline.

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