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2,000 attend march for Rossport men

More than 2,000 people turned out today (Oct. 1) at a celebration rally near Leinster House for the five Mayo men freed from jail yesterday.
The men were in jail for more than three months after breaching a High Court order instructing them not to interfere with the construction of the Corrib gas pipeline.
They were freed after lawyers for Shell Ireland asked that the temporary injunction against them be lifted.
One of the five, Micheal O'Seighin, told the crowd that the important thing was that the people of Ireland should know the truth about the pipeline and their imprisonment had achieved this.
The President of the High Court will decide next month whether the men are still to be punished for an illegal protest at the Corrib Gas Development site.
The court will also hear evidence that Shell itself was in breach of court orders by continuing on-site development work.

Posted Date: 
3 October 2005 - 3:32pm