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Colm Rapple

"All the costs are deducted from revenue before declaring a taxable profit.....In effect, therefore, the taxpayer will be subsidising Providence's ongoing exploration programme, including the well planned for the Kish bank offshore Dalkey in south Co. Dublin.  But we won't be getting any ownership stake in anything found there either."

— Colm Rapple discussing Providences' oil find in Barryroe - Irish Daily Mail - 26th July 2012