"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,”
Land for people not profit: AFRI Famine Walk (May 20, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo)
The Annual Afri Famine Walk will take place on 20 May – the theme of this year's walk is 'land for people not profit', in which they look at the issue of resources in the Niger Delta and Erris in County Mayo.Land, resources and profits lie at the heart of conflicts and at the heart of poverty and inequality throughout the world.Where: Louisburgh, Co. Mayo When: Saturday May 20, 2006This year, they will also be commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mayo's great land reformer, Michael Davitt, thus rendering the theme they have chosen even more appropriate.The distinguished line up of walk leaders includes Christy Moore, Dr. Owens Wiwa, Vincent McGrath and Maureen McGrath.Further information, brochures and sponsorship cards available from Afri,134 Phibsborough Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7.