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Izzy to Remain in Prison for Christmas

Shell to Sea

Shell to Sea activist Izzy Ní Ghraidm, in State custody since September, has been refused 'temporary release' for the Christmas period.


Izzy 'at work' on a Shell truck near Aughoose, County Mayo.


Ní Ghraidm was jailed for five months last September on charges relating to the obstruction of Shell contractors at the oil giant's controversial work sites along the Sruwadddacon estuary. At this time of year it is standard practice to offer low-security prisoners the option of spending a period of time at home on 'temporary release' which involves signing on at a Garda station once a day and checking in at the prison once a week. Ní Ghraidm was encouraged by prison wardens to apply for the scheme however when she did her request was refused.

As Izzy will now be spending the Christmas period in prison, Shell to Sea urges its supporters to show their solidarity by to writing her.


Letters & messages of support can be sent to

Izzy Ní Ghraidm,
Dochas Centre
Mountjoy Prison
North Circular Road


Posted Date: 
16 December 2014