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Irish Independent: Adding fuel to the fire

Irish Independent: Adding fuel to the fire


Tuesday 19 July 2005

Sir – Shouldn’t we backward Irish be grateful for the opportunistic exploitation of Shell and the likes of them? Shouldn’t we welcome like the hospitable folks we are, with many a “Cead Mile Failte”, same as we welcome any oul’ soul from war-torn Africa. Sure what were these people thinking of by trying to obstruct the multi-million dollar construction that has the potential to refine natural gas for nearly a whole generation? So what if these folks foresee this thing blowing up in their faces, won’t get a penny in return or even spoil their environment a bit. Shouldn’t they be happy enough that they could help out another multinational in the name of progress and our hallowed economic growth? What’s a few miserly Irish lives compared to losing €25,000 a day?

Actually, I think this whole enterprise is such a good idea that I would like to ask Shell to build another one of those refineries close to the residence of any High Court judge. I’m sure they’d love this. Petra Lawlor, Ballickmoyler, Carlow and its also non-profit sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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