"Ireland only taxes the profits of such enterprises [petroleum exploration and production]. There is no per unit tax or levy as in other countries and Ireland's tax rate is relatively low. The State also does not take an ownership stake in the field or demand royalties. Thus on this basis, Ireland's tax regime is generous in comparison to that of other countries. "
Kerry Shell to Sea solidarity held a public information stall in Tralee town centre on Saturday 8th May. Despite some very nasty weather, public interest and support was tremendous. Petition forms were rapidly filled and many people walked away with leaflets in their hands and 'Shell to Sea' stickers affixed to their chests. Many thanks to those who lent their support and to Tadhg and Louise for campaign material.