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Galway 'Rossport Five' National Demonstration : The Photo's. by Tommy Donnellan - Shell to Sea Saturday, Aug 13 2005, 9:27pmPics at,300 to 2,400 marched from the arch !
Today, close to two-and-a-half thousand Shell to Sea protesters marched from the Spanish Arch through the streets of Galway and back again to express their outrage against the continued imprisonment of the Rossport Five and the depredations of the Shell led consortium in Erris.In a fiery speech, the President of the Labour Party and local TD, Michael D. Higgins lambasted the cosy relationships of past and present governments' with the oil industry, visiting particular contempt on Burke's 1987 back room deal and Ahern's, 1992, selling of our family silver, as it were, for a mess of pottage when he was Minister of Finance.

More than 1,000 turn out for ''Rossport Five'' demonstration13/08/2005 - 17:39:35 Supporters of the “Rossport Five” took their case to Galway this weekend where more than a thousand people attended a rally in the city centre.The campaigners have been demanding that the Shell oil company abandons its plans to build a gas pipeline in their land.The five Mayo men have now spent six weeks in jail for opposing the project.Green Party councillor Niall O’Brolchain said that the men are prepared to stay there as long as it takes to prove the oil giant’s plans are not safe.

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14 February 2007 - 12:38pm