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Adams and Ferris call for mass mobilisation at next Saturday's rally in support of Rossport 5

28 September, 2005

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP and Martin Ferris TD speaking following their visit with Micheal Ó Seighin of the Rossport 5 in Cloverhill prison this morning called for a mass mobilisation at next Saturday's rally in support of the Rossport 5.

Speaking after the visit Deputy Ferris said:

"This morning we met with Michael Ó Seighin and assured him and the other four men of Sinn Féin's ongoing support. It is disgraceful that the men have been in jail for almost 100 days and we are calling for a mass mobilisation at next Saturday's rally.

"Sinn Féin is raising this matter in the Dáil this afternoon. We will be challenging Noel Dempsey's handing of the whole affair.

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

Comments from Micheal O Seignin in Cloverhill jail

We have no choice. All normal people protect themselves, their families and their communities. We are being kept here by Shell ˆ they are the only ones who can lift the injunction.

We cannot agree not to protect our families and our communities. We cannot agree to anything which will make us less than citizens. We want to thank everyone who is supporting us.

I want to appeal for people to attend the rally on Saturday in Dublin at 2pm.

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