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Time for Irish government to stand up to oil companies

21 July, 2005


Sinn Féin is participating in a Day of Action tomorrow, Friday 22nd July, calling for Justice for the Rossport 5 and for the full renegotiation of the backroom deal between Ray Burke and the oil companies.  Speaking in advance of the protests  Deputy Ferris said:

 

“Last weekend thousands of people supported protests across the country in support of the Rossport 5.  Tomorrow, we are asking people to come out once again and demand that the government intervene to bring an end to the scandalous detention in Cloverhill of the Rossport 5.  We are also calling for a full renegotiation of the 1992 backroom deal between Ray Burke and the oil companies.

 

“Thirteen years ago Minister Ray Burke changed the legislation governing terms for oil and gas exploration in Irish waters.  This scandalous deal saw the government give away the rights to Corrib and future gas and oil fields to oil companies.  Experts say that Corrib gas alone could be worth between €12 Billion and €21 Billion, which is over twice the size of the government’s entire health budget.  And there are more gas fields off Cork, Shannon, Galway and Donegal, but no one knows yet how large they are or how much they are worth.

 

“Unless the legislation is changed all of these profits will go directly to the big oil companies. None of them will go to the Irish people.”ENDS
 

Friday 22nd July

DAY OF ACTION

 

White line Support Protest, The Bridge, Waterford City. 6pm

Blockade of Shell Depot, Centre Park Rd, Cork City, 7am to 8.30am

Protest at STATOIL service station, Ferrybank, Co Kilkenny/Waterford. 7pm

Protest at SHELL service station, Ferrybank, Co Kilkenny/Waterford. 7pm

 

Leinster

Support white line picket, WexfordBridge, Wexford Town at 6.30pm

Protest at STATOIL service Station, Hospital Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath at 6.30pm.

Picket of SHELL service station, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow at 6.30pm.

Support Protest, Drogheda, Co Louth.

Support Protest, O’ Connell Square, Mountmellick, Co Laois at 5.30pm

Support Protest, Dublin Rd, Navan, Co Meath. 7.30pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Sallins Rd, Naas, Co Kildare. 5.30pm (Leinster)

 

Connaught/Ulster

Petition signing in the afternoon, Shop Street, Gaillimh. 12pm to 3pm

Picket at STATOIL service Station, Bothar Mor Roundabout, Galway City. 5pm to 7pm

Petition signing in An Clochan/Cliften, Connemara, Co Galway between 5pm and 6:30pm

Protest and petition signing, The Octagon, Westport, Co Mayo. 5pm to 7pm.

Petition signing, Ballaghadereen, Distributed to local businesses. Co Roscommon.

 

 

Dublin

Picket of STATOIL service station, Cabra Rd, Dublin. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, North Road, Finglas. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Ballymun Cross, Santry, Dublin. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Castleknock Village, Dublin. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Deansgrange, Blackrock, Dublin. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Greenhills Rd, Tallaght. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Hartstown Rd, Clonsilla. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Kennelfort, Palmerstown. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Old Dublin Rd, Lucan. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Malahide Rd.6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Grange Rd, Baldoyle. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Fonthill Rd, Clondalkin. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Davitt Rd, Inchicore. 6pm)

Picket of STATOIL service station, Fortunestown Rd, Jobstown, Tallaght. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Templeville Rd, Templeogue. 6pm onwards

Picket of STATOIL service station, Ushers Quay. 6pm

Picket of STATOIL service station, Omnipark, Santry.

Picket of STATOIL service station, Northumberland Rd, Ballsbridge.

Picket of STATOIL service station, Howth Rd, Killester.

 

 

 

 

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