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Thursday, June 22, 2006

River Deel protestor escapes jail sentence

Pallaskenry protestor Orla Kaiser has escaped a jail sentence again today despite refusing to undertake not to interfere with the river deel project where work has been stopped on and off for weeks.

Limerick County Council Laywers applied for an adjournment at the high court today, saying they didn't want to push the issue of her imprisonment.

From RTE News:

Ms Kaiser laid out conditions under which she would agree to the
adjournment but was told by the judge that the proceedings were not a negotiation.But he did not jail Ms Kaiser. He told her that if
Limerick County Council was not pressing to jail her today, he was not going to put her in jail.

Ms Kaiser claims she is in this position because of the council's decision to take away the spring water source, which comes from Bleach Lough, from the people of her community.

Ms Kaiser was unable to attend the hearing last week due to one of her children being sick.

The order forbidding any further interference with the pipeline would continue the judge said today.

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