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Press notice - Dublin Sinn Féin to hold picket in solidarity with the people of Rossport

26 September, 2006


Sinn Féin Átha Cliath are holding a picket in solidarity with the people of Rossport, about a hundred of whom have successfully prevented Shell staff from entering the Ballinaboy refinery site this morning. The protest will take place at 6pm at the Statoil Station at Usher's Quay (Opposite the Four Courts). Dublin Sinn Féin Environment spokesperson Councillor Daithí Doolan, who will attend the picket, has called for further solidarity pickets across the country.

He said, "Local resistance to Shell's attempted proceedings in Rossport has the full support of Sinn Féin and solidarity pickets across the country will be organised from six o'clock this evening. Dublin Sinn Féin will hold a solidarity picket at the Statoil station at Usher's Quay opposite the Four Courts and I would ask people to show their support for this picket. I am also calling for further solidarity pickets to take place right across the island.

"I would like to congratulate the protestors in Rossport for successfully preventing Shell staff from entering the Ballinaboy refinery site this morning. They are perfectly within their rights to oppose what is clearly an unpopular development in the area." ENDS

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