"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,”
"Essentially its a community campaign and its people who can see there's no value added with this project as its presently constituted and the government needs to ask itself several questions as to how we deal with issues like this where the corporate identity of a company seems to have greater legal status than individual citizen's rights"