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ULA to protest at drilling in Dublin Bay


Socratus O' Pericles

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This is an interesting one ,many of the folks who branded the Rossport protesters as allsorts of crusties, Shinners , professional bums etc etc. won't be able to do this here . The type of protest will be somehow different here because the protestors will be wealthy and the sneers of the p.iesters will have to change accordingly.

Here’s an Indo article on the subject of local environmentalists views-
Greens attack decision to grant Providence Resources licence for oil exploration off Dalkey - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Providence Resources are the company part owned by Tony O’Reillyand are an Irish based oil and gas exploration and production company, in which he holds a stake of at least 40%. The company has interests in Ireland, the UK, the US and Nigeria

Any how there is a protest at 1.30pm this Sunday, 6th January, Save Our Seafront and friends and supporters will be gathering on Sandymount Strand at the Martello Tower, to illustrate the potential dangers of oil exploration in Dublin Bay.

Dun Laoghaire Save Our Seafront to demonstrate dangers of drilling in Dublin Bay:
Dun Laoghaire « Richard Boyd Barrett TD
 

firefly123

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I really hope they find oil that would be a real boon for the economy. Maybe put a terminal up on a certain broadcasters squat :)
 

APettigrew92

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It's quite a contrast in modern Ireland.

An entire country is subjected to the whim of companies in the West and nobody bats an eyelid.

In fact, they're usually criticized and demonized for being backwards and "stupid country folk."

And yet you try to do the same off the coast of a rich Dublin suburb and all of a sudden everyone is up in arms.
 

dresden8

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It's quite a contrast in modern Ireland.

An entire country is subjected to the whim of companies in the West and nobody bats an eyelid.

In fact, they're usually criticized and demonized for being backwards and "stupid country folk."

And yet you try to do the same off the coast of a rich Dublin suburb and all of a sudden everyone is up in arms.
They're not up in arms yet. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Will RTE cover the rich people being perpetually harrassed by the cops and private "security" staff.
 

MacO'velli

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If I was Providence I wouldnt worry too much about this. I'd drill, and if I found anything I'd ship it to Morecambe bay or elsewhere in the UK for refining.
 

ManOfReason

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Drill baby drill.
 

Windowshopper

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I thought the ULA had fallen apart?
 

firefly123

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It's quite a contrast in modern Ireland.

An entire country is subjected to the whim of companies in the West and nobody bats an eyelid.

In fact, they're usually criticized and demonized for being backwards and "stupid country folk."

And yet you try to do the same off the coast of a rich Dublin suburb and all of a sudden everyone is up in arms.
Who's up in arms? Seriously? A bunch of rent-a-causers and some hobnobs with a sea view? I doubt if many Dubs will be overly saddened by the terrible news of oil being found in shallow waters off the coast of Dalkey.
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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In the town nearest to a drilling rig one normally encounters the type of establishment that caters to the desires of roustabouts,roughnecks and sundry oil industry types. This usually translates as bawdy bars,houses of "ill repute",casinos,massage parlours, opium dens and so on.

The denizens of Dalkey opposed Starbucks ffs so how are they going to handle this?
 

bob3367

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This is an interesting one ,many of the folks who branded the Rossport protesters as allsorts of crusties, Shinners , professional bums etc etc. won't be able to do this here . The type of protest will be somehow different here because the protestors will be wealthy and the sneers of the p.iesters will have to change accordingly.

Here’s an Indo article on the subject of local environmentalists views-
Greens attack decision to grant Providence Resources licence for oil exploration off Dalkey - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Providence Resources are the company part owned by Tony O’Reillyand are an Irish based oil and gas exploration and production company, in which he holds a stake of at least 40%. The company has interests in Ireland, the UK, the US and Nigeria

Any how there is a protest at 1.30pm this Sunday, 6th January, Save Our Seafront and friends and supporters will be gathering on Sandymount Strand at the Martello Tower, to illustrate the potential dangers of oil exploration in Dublin Ba
Dun Laoghaire Save Our Seafront to demonstrate dangers of drilling in Dublin Bay:
Dun Laoghaire « Richard Boyd Barrett TD
Providence does not own interests in Nigeria, US .

Looks like the facts are going to be ignored on this forum yet again.
 

P Ryan

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In the town nearest to a drilling rig one normally encounters the type of establishment that caters to the desires of roustabouts,roughnecks and sundry oil industry types. This usually translates as bawdy bars,houses of "ill repute",casinos,massage parlours, opium dens and so on.

The denizens of Dalkey opposed Starbucks ffs so how are they going to handle this?
As a resident from one of our more upmarket areas, I have in the past campaigned for funderland to be moved to the north side where it would be more appropriate.
 

jackryan

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I presume all those protesting will be laying off the oil and all its products as it would be unfair that other places would be put in danger to fulfill their needs.
 

bob3367

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Who's up in arms? Seriously? A bunch of rent-a-causers and some hobnobs with a sea view? I doubt if many Dubs will be overly saddened by the terrible news of oil being found in shallow waters off the coast of Dalkey.
That field/prospect is a gas prospect, and there is gas there, commercial is a different.
 

Windowshopper

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RBB is marching on -will probably top the poll in Dun Laoghaire next time.
:roll:
(I shouldn't really judge the new Kerry constituency might elect Michael Healy Rae however one really has the doubt the ability of a politician who couldn't keep an alliance of five TDs together)
 

bob3367

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As a resident from one of our more upmarket areas, I have in the past campaigned for funderland to be moved to the north side where it would be more appropriate.
I was there yesterday no problem, plenty of money been spent, pubs in Ballsbridge were busy with lunches.
 

H.R. Haldeman

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Is "6km from the Dublin coast" the same as "Dublin Bay", as per RBB's website?

I'd like to see stringent controls on any exploration - if there is to be exploration - but the moment things start getting spun like this I see red flags.

Moreover, isn't it primarily the ULA that consistently complains about the giving away of our oil exploration licences? So on the one hand they say we should hold onto these assets for the benefit of the nation, and on the other protest every time drilling is mooted. Odd.
 
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