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INTERVIEW: Energy campaigner Padhraig Campbell

By: 
Áine Ryan, The Mayo News

OVER THREE decades ago he worked on offshore oil rigs. Not in the Atlantic but off Scotland in the North Sea. Since then Swinford native, Padhraig Campbell has been a passionate campaigner for the development and exploitation of our west coast’s rich reserves of oil and gas and for a better deal for Irish citizens.
Campbell, who spent his childhood holidays overlooking the vast ocean at Erris, has also been a strong critic of repeated government’s failure to even recognise this great natural resource, which could –  if managed properly – net our cash-strapped exchequer with billions of euro.

Posted Date: 
26 April 2011

Ó Cuív stunned at oil and gas licensing stance

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Lorna Siggins - Irish Times

FIANNA Fáil energy spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív has said he is “stunned” at the stance taken by Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte on energy resources.

Mr Ó Cuív, former rural, community and Gaeltacht affairs minister, has also said some civil servants in two government departments were “resistant” to efforts that he and former energy minister Eamon Ryan made to resolve the Corrib gas dispute.

Posted Date: 
29 April 2011

An Taisce calls on ESRI to focus more on the 'Research'!

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An Taisce
Charles Stanley-Smith Chair of An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland was deeply critical of calls by the ESRI's John FitzGerald for Corrib gas to come on-stream in order to address energy security for Ireland.
Posted Date: 
29 April 2011

May Day! May Day! Rossport Solidarity Camp Summer Gathering Sat 30 April - Mon 2nd May

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Rossport Solidarity Camp

Come up to the Rossport Solidarity Camp Summer Gathering for the May Bank Holiday weekend to see for yourself what's at stake and learn more about the campaign. 

The injustice faced by the community here is symbolic of the corruption and problems faced by people all over Ireland.

 

Posted Date: 
25 April 2011

Just how bad is Ireland's Oil & Gas Deal


(Johnston 2008)

A 2008 study of forty five international fiscal systems [1] by petroleum consultant Daniel Johnston shows that Ireland has the lowest returns from its gas and oil of all the countries studied. Ireland’s returns are half of US and UK and less that one third of Norway.

Posted Date: 
21 April 2011
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