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Gerry Adams and Martin Ferris to visit Rossport 5

28 September, 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP and Martin Ferris TD will visit Micheal Ó Seighin, one of the Mayo men known as the Rossport 5, in Cloverhill prison this morning, Wednesday 28th, at 11am. Later this afternoon Sinn Féin TDs will be raising the case of the five men in the Dáil demanding that the government intervene to resolve this matter.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP will be available to speak to the media at 1pm today (Wednesday 28th) when he joins a protest outside the Dáil calling for release of the Rossport 5. He will be accompanied by the party's TDs.

Speaking before the visit Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris said:

"It is an absolute disgrace that these men have been held in Cloverhill for almost 100 days now. This morning we will be assuring the men of our ongoing support for their campaign for the gas from the Corrib fields to be processed offshore.

"On the return of the Dáil this afternoon we will be raising this matter. Noel Dempsey's handing of this whole affair has been appalling. It is time that the injunction against the men was lifted by Shell, it is time that the government intervened to ensure that the gas is processed offshore and it is time that there was a full renegotiation of the deal which has seen natural resources worth billions of EUROS handed away to multi-national corporations." ENDS

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