"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,”
DAY 14: Kilcock to Liffey Valley - 13.2 miles (21.3 km)
A short run into Dublin County after reaching the 200 mile mark just outside Maynooth, which was celebrated with a roadside feast of Wexford strawberries. A visitor from the Niger Delta joined in at Leixlip, and he was taken aback by the photographs on display on the trailer... images of oil devastation from his homeland. A timely reminder of what the people of Erris are fighting for. The final meeting took place in Newcastle, where health & safety, the global environment and a political discussion wrapped up the business end of The Long Walk.