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Western People (Ireland): Poll shows strong support for Rossport Five

THE NUACHT RTE/TNS mrbi poll indicates strong support for the Rossport Five and for locating the Corrib Gas terminal at sea.

Six in ten people felt the gas terminal should be located offshore with just one quarter supporting the existing Bellanaboy option, RTE Nuacht reveals this morning (Tue).

The offshore alternative has strongest support among those aged under 49 years, and those residing in the Castlebar/ Ballinrobe/ Claremorris and West-port/Belmullet areas.

A breakdown by percentages show, 61 per cent for offshore; 23 per cent for Bellanaboy; 7 per cent don’t mind either way; 4 per cent, shouldn’t go ahead at all, and 5 per cent with no opinion.

Two thirds of those surveyed supported the stance taken by the five men from Rossport in their defiance of a court order in relation to the Corrib Gas pipeline.

A breakdown of this section of the poll shows, 66 per cent support for the Rossport Five; 20 per cent do not support; 9 per cent have no feeling either way and 5 per cent have no opinion.

Almost four in five of all adults aged 18 and over felt Shell E & P Ireland handled the situation badly.

A percentage breakdown indicated 9 per cent felt it was handled well, 78 per cent felt it was handled badly and 13 per cent had no opinion.

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