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Rossport Five suspend involvement with Mediator

Further setback in Corrib pipeline dispute01 February 2006 11:23<?xml:namespace prefix = rte ns = 'urn:rte-search' />
There has been a further setback to efforts to resolve the long running controversy over the Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo.
The five Rossport men who were jailed for contempt of court last year arising from their opposition to the pipeline have suspended their involvement with the work of Peter Cassells.
Mr Cassells is the mediator appointed by the Marine and Natural Resources Minister, Noel Dempsey, last November.
The said they announced the decision with deep regret and immediate effect because they claimed that the minister was involved in continued and direct interference with the mediation process, which they found unacceptable.
A spokesperson for the minister said he had not been aware of the decision.

Posted Date: 
1 February 2006 - 12:09pm