"The government has relinquished control over the offshore areas of our industry. Norway was tough regarding oil companies from the start. You now have an almost embarrassingly large pension fund. The situation for Irish communities, however, is as in Ogoniland in Nigeria - oil is a curse,”
Congratulations to Risteard Ó Domhnaill and all at The Pipe who won The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award at the Irish Film and Television Awards on Saturday night.
You can see Risteard Ó Domhnaill acceptance speech on the RTE website. The Documentary Award section starts 19 minutes into the show. See it here: http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1091535
In finishing his acceptance speech Risteard said
"Last but not least, I want to thank the people of this small, beautiful, some would say insignificant part of Ireland, Rossport. At a time when the leaders of our country put the resources of the state at the behest of huge private interests, it's their dignity and their courage which should be an inspiration for people everywhere around the country who are suffering now."