The government should be in a position to guarantee that the following services are provided from Irish sources. Aberdeen is situated on the East Coast of Scotland; they are already net working to service the Atlantic Seaboard, west of the Shetlands, around Rockall and down the Continental Shelve. Ireland could not be more strategically place if we planned it ourselves.
Tax Incentives should be offered to West of Ireland and BMW businesses to get involved by forming alliances with international agencies, who already supply the oil and gas industry in Scotland, Norway or the rest of the world.
Ports/harbours should be constructed now. The British government set up the Offshore Supplies Office (OSO) in order to insure that they got the full benefit from the servicing of the Oil and Gas industry in the North Sea.
The U.K. and Norwegian governments were excited before even commercial deposits of Gas were found in the North Sea. Thomas would not believe until he saw the wounds! What do the power brokers of Leinster House Dail need to see, before they believe?