"The Government have clearly sent the message to Shell, ‘you can do whatever you want’. Fortunately due to protest, the refinery remains unconnected to the gas field. If, as Shell planned, gas had been flowing by now, we would potentially all be dealing with a gas leak and explosion.”
Sir, – The Barryroe oil find presents a singular opportunity for the Irish nation to begin replicating the economic stability of Norway by securing a stake in sovereign long term energy. The Government holding in Aer Lingus should be sold to Ryanair, (Michael O’Leary does know how to run the airline business), the resultant funds applied towards a 40 per cent stake in the Barryroe field.
Opportunity seldom knocks twice. – Yours, etc,
Clonakilty, Co Cork.