Category Archives: Security of supply

Opinion article in Evening Echo: ‘Ireland will not reap the reward of oil finds’

Below is an an opinion article by me that appeared in the Evening Echo (a daily newspaper published in Cork) on May 1st, about the fact that Ireland has very little control over its oil and gas resources. The article … Continue reading

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Tony O’Reilly Jnr quizzed on BBC’s ‘Today’ programme about Ireland’s bad deal from oil

Providence boss repeats usual myths about Irish oil/gas fields  By William Hederman The BBC appears to be more clued in to the realities of Ireland’s mismanagement of our oil and gas resources than are many people here in Ireland. This … Continue reading

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‘Dalkey and oil’ – opinion piece on Broadsheet.ie

By William Hederman [Article published on Broadsheet.ie on 4th October 2012] “We’re going to be rich” That was one response on Twitter last night to the news that Providence Resources has been granted a licence to drill for oil less … Continue reading

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Our oil and gas might as well be off the coast of Brazil for all the good it will do us

Comment piece by William Hederman published in today’s Irish Daily Mail (10 September 2012) The dogs in the street now understand that Ireland’s share of revenue from our oil and gas fields is set to be pitifully small, thanks to … Continue reading

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Article on The Journal.ie about Barryroe discovery and Ireland’s oil and gas

Following the announcement in March 2012 by Providence Resources of a commercially viable oil discovery at the Barryroe field off Co Cork, The Journal.ie (an Irish online newspaper) ran this well-researched article (published 25th March 2012) about the significance of … Continue reading

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Newstalk item about Providence discovery at Barryroe

Here is a recording of a discussion I was involved in on Newstalk radio on 15th March 2012. The item was about the announcement by Tony O’Reilly’s Providence Resources that it had made Ireland’s first commercially viable discovery of oil … Continue reading

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Frontline programme covering natural resources issue this evening

If you are watching Frontline on RTE television this evening (Monday 6th January, 2011) and are visiting IrishOilandGas.com for the first time: welcome. Your best place to start is the top two articles in the Articles section. Some of this information … Continue reading

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