I’ve been thinking of posting on this subject for a while, but I don’t really know the full story. And searching webland reveals a whole lot of noise, but not a lot of data. And maybe that is the problem.
For non-Irishers, the Rossport Five are five farmers from Rossport Co. Mayo who have disrupted the building of a Shell pipeline which will run from the Corrib Gas Field through farmland and past houses to the refinery. The farmers say that it isn’t safe, and that they will continue to try to halt Shell’s work.
So Shell took them to court resulting in the Rossport Five being jailed for breaching an injunction, and as they have said they are not willing to simply stand back, it appears they have been sent to jail for an indefinate period of time, or as the judge said
until they purged their contempt.