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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
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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
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by APettigrew92 View Post
    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.

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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.

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    I thought the ULA had fallen apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by APettigrew92 View Post
    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.
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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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windowshopper View Post
    I thought the ULA had fallen apart?

    RBB is marching on -will probably top the poll in Dun Laoghaire next time.
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