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Ferris Reiterates Support For Rossport Five

26 January, 2006

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Natural Resources, Martin Ferris TD attended a protest outside Leinster House this afternoon in support of the ongoing campaign in Rossport to have the proposed gas pipeline moved off shore. The protest took place at the same time as Shell was holding a meeting in Leinster House with TDs from the West who support the project.

Martin Ferris said: "It is interesting that while Shell continues to refuse to engage in any meaningful dialogue with those objecting to their pipeline, they are mounting a renewed PR campaign seeking to portray the impression that they have the support of certain local elected representatives and organizations.

"The fact remains that none of the key questions surrounding the pipeline have been answered. Meanwhile, the Rossport community and their supporters remain determined that the pipeline as currently envisaged will not go ahead. They are also intent on continuing to highlight the little benefit that the Corrib field will bring to the Irish economy under the current licensing and revenue terms." ENDS

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