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Fossil fuel firms use images of Katie Taylor and Ronan O'Gara in push for drilling

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Not asked: Boxer Katie Taylor’s 2012 Olympic gold win was featured. Picture: Sportsfile

Not asked: Boxer Katie Taylor’s 2012 Olympic gold win was featured. Picture: Sportsfile

Not asked: Boxer Katie Taylor’s 2012 Olympic gold win was featured. Picture: Sportsfile

Fossil fuel companies are using some of the country's biggest sporting heroes to try to win over support for further gas drilling off the Irish coast.

Katie Taylor, Ronan O'Gara and Robbie Brady are among the stars whose achievements are being replayed on Twitter in an Irish Offshore Operators' Association (IOOA) publicity campaign.

Taylor's Olympic gold medal win, O'Gara's last-minute Grand Slam winner in 2009, and Brady's goal against Italy in the 2016 European Championships are all featured.