Tag Archives: Colm Rapple

Surge of opposition to Rabbitte’s plan to issue licences

Despite the mounting swell of criticism from economists, commentators, campaigners and politicians, Pat Rabbitte is stubbornly insisting on granting more exploration licences – on Ireland’s notoriously bad terms – to companies keen to extract Ireland’s oil and gas reserves. In a stunning … Continue reading

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Ireland’s share of revenue from its gas fields could be as low as 7%, report shows

The tax write-offs under Ireland’s licensing terms for oil and gas are so generous, oil companies could end up paying the exchequer as little as 7% of the revenue from Irish gas fields. This shocking figure is extrapolated from information … Continue reading

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The mythical pipeline from Russia

Cork is not a county I know well, but I can say with confidence that it isn’t a politically ‘unstable region’. I don’t go to Scotland much either, but again, I know it’s not one of the notoriously volatile parts … Continue reading

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