Rossport Five lose support after Shell concessions

Support for the Rossport Five, the men who were jailed for their opposition to the Corrib gas pipeline in Mayo, has fallen since Shell agreed to sign up to new safety recommendations, according to sources.

6th May, 2006

Support for the Rossport Five, the men who were jailed for their opposition to the Corrib gas pipeline in Mayo, has fallen since Shell agreed to sign up to new safety recommendations, according to sources.

Minister for Energy Noel Dempsey last week gave the go-ahead for work on the pipeline after Shell accepted the recommendations put forward by government-appointed consultants Advantica.

A senior source close to the negotiations between Shell and local groups said: ‘‘The...

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