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"Free the Rossport 5" sign, Dublin | by Gary Boyne
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"Free the Rossport 5" sign, Dublin

situated about 10 km south of Balbriggan on the R132 road


The text reads: "You are now leaving Corduff. Free The 5"


Five local men were jailed in 2005 in the contentious Shell pipeline in Mayo in the West of Ireland


The Shell energy company sought the committal order for landowners who objected to the construction of the high pressure raw gas pipeline from the offshore Corrib Gas Field.


The men were released from prison after 94 days, when Shell applied to the High Court to have the injunction lifted. This came after intense media and political scrutiny of the case.


There were protests all over Ireland during the period of the men's imprisonment, with filling stations being picketed.


Landowner Willie Corduff won the 2007 Goldman Environmental Prize.

- Analysis from the Centre for Public Inquiry

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Taken on May 1, 2018