6th October 2011
Teresa Treacy was freed following 22-days spent locked up in Mountjoy Prison after a judge ordered her release.
Ms. Teresa Treacy (65) of Woodfield, Clonmore, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland, was jailed on the 12th of September 2011 for failing to comply with court orders permitting EirGrid and the ESB to run power line with pylons through her property.
Determined to fight for the welfare of forestry on her land, Ms Treacy refused to purge her contempt and was taken to the Dóchas Centre at Mountjoy Prison on September 13th.
A number of demonstrators have vowed to continue the fight on her land.
Letters of support to Teresa Treacy, can be sent to her at:
The Dochas Centre,
North Circular Road,
Republic of Ireland.
Alan Shatter, the Irish Minister for Justice, can be contacted at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Treacy Support Group
Petition - FREE TERESA TREACY, WHO STOOD UP TO EIGRID & THE ESB
Petition for the Release of Teresa Treacy - Facebook
Teresa Treacy - Facebook
Free Treacy Treacy – Facebook
Free Treacy Treacy – Facebook
RTE Prime Time 4th October 2011 http://www.rte.ie/player/#!v=1115399
Free Teresa Treacy
29th September 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYpdIdM0PWU
Vigil For Teresa Treacy
23rd September 2011 http://vimeo.com/29562255
Woman jailed for blocking ESB
TV3 12th September 2011 http://www.tv3.ie/article.php?article_id=62615&locID=1.2&pagename=news
Pensioner released but vows to continue tree protest
Irish Independent 7 October 2011 http://www.independent.ie/national-news/courts/pensioner-released-but-vows-to-continue-tree-protest-2899402.html
Irish Times 7 October 2011 http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1007/1224305389269.html
Teresa Treacy released in trees v power lines row
Irish Examiner 6 October 2011 http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/teresa-treacy-released-in-trees-v-power-lines-row-523367.html
Concern Grows For Teresa
Tullamore Tribune 6 October 2011 http://www.tullamoretribune.ie/articles/news/23567/concern-grows-for-teresa/
Irish Times 5th October 2011 http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1005/1224305257177.html
Treacy offered compromise by Eirgrid
Offaly Express 5 October 2011 http://www.offalyexpress.ie/news/local/treacy_offered_compromise_by_eirgrid_1_3119752
United Left Alliance TDs call for release of Teresa Treacy
Socialist Party 04 October 2011 http://www.socialistparty.net/component/content/article/797-united-left-alliance-tds-call-for-release-of-teresa-treacy
ESB picketed over jailed pensioner
Belfast Telegraph 4 October 2011 http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/esb-picketed-over-jailed-pensioner-16059024.html
Meet Ireland’s most unlikely martyr: The little old lady sent to prison for trying to save her trees.
MailOnline 18th September 2011 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2038740/Teresa-Treacy-Irelands-unlikely-martyr--sent-prison-trying-save-trees.html
65-year-old sent to jail over refusal to let ESB work on her property
Irish Examiner 13th September 2011 http://examiner.ie/ireland/crime/65-year-old-sent-to-jail-over-refusal-to-let-esb-work-on-her-property-167284.html##ixzz1Y84V7Z7c
Last update: 08 October 2011