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Rabbitte asks oil industry whether licensing terms are too generous to oil industry

Minister dictates what consultants’ findings should be: that things are fine the way they are Last week Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte named the company chosen to carry out a “fitness-for-purpose” review of Ireland’s infamous licensing terms … Continue reading

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The day Pat Kenny called me a Luddite: RTÉ radio debate about Ireland’s oil and gas

I was a guest on the Today with Pat Kenny radio show on May 28th, 2013, to discuss Ireland’s management (or mismanagement) of its oil and gas resources. I was debating against David Horgan, MD of Irish exploration company Petrel … Continue reading

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Corrib will pay little or no tax: who is to blame?

If an oil company takes longer than expected to complete an oil or gas extraction project and, as a result of those delays, ends up paying no revenue to the state from whose territory for oil or gas extracted, most … 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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Corrib: Shatter’s ‘protest tourists’ are acting in Ireland’s interest

[Article published on Politico.ie on 21 February 2012] As 19 campaigners go on trial in Mayo, William Hederman writes that the expensive policing of the Corrib gas project is facilitating a transfer of resources to private corporations. Those “outsiders” who … Continue reading

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Submission to Oireachtas Committee reviewing oil and gas exploration licensing

Last month (December 2011) I was invited to make a written submission to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture, which is reviewing Ireland’s licensing terms for oil and gas exploration. My submission is below. 

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