"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,”
From RTE websiteWe asked you over the last few weeks to look back over the year and tell us if there's something, no matter how big or how small, no matter how monumental or incidental that marked 2005 for you. Thousands of you phoned, texted and emailed to tell us what you would nominate as the defining moment, person or experience that captured the spirit of this country in 2005.
We then assembled a final shortlist of the most popular choices and you voted online or by postal vote for the Irish Phenomenon of 2005. Voting closed at midnight on Wednesday 14th December and the result was announced today Thursday 15th December.And the winner is...The Rossport 5!