Our Natural Bay Amenity

Our Natural Bay Amenity

Concerns

Dublin Bay is a natural amenity for its people not for corporate exploitation.

Dublin Bay is a wonderful natural amenity for the people of Dublin. The vast range of activities including swimming, diving… More...

No Local Jobs

No Local Jobs

Concerns

There is no obligation or security for Irish jobs on the rig or onshore.

“Oh sure there will be jobs, loads of jobs….”  This myth must be dispelled. Providence Resources is under no obligation… More...

Tax Revenue

Tax Revenue

Concerns

Don’t let your Government give away your natural resources.

The ‘Irish Tax Take’ on Oil & Gas is one of the lowest in the world, with no ownership or… More...

Lack Of Meaningful Public Consultation

Lack Of Meaningful Public Consultation

Concerns

21 days public notice and no right to any public enquiry to place an Oil Rig in our bay is not acceptable.

www.dublinbayconcern.ie/images/stories/DBC-Summary-Submissions.pdfApplication for an oil exploration license requires only 21 days notice to be given and placed in a public place… More...

No Security Of Oil Supply

No Security Of Oil Supply

Concerns

Why are we giving away our resources and not securing our rights to supply?

Under the current licensing terms we have no ownership over any oil found nor do we have any guaranteed supply… More...

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Dublin Bay is in grave danger…

Dublin Bay Concern is a group of concerned ‘non political’ citizens who wish to voice their concern over the proposed drilling in Dublin Bay for Oil 6kms (4 miles) from our shore, by Providence Resources. We have created this web site to share crucial information, which we feel, needs to be discussed. We feel the issues around how we manage our natural resources affect all the people of Ireland both locally as well as nationally.

We are concerned for the following reasons -

Dublin Bay is a unique natural amenity for the people of Dublin. The vast range of activities including swimming, diving and fishing are placed at considerable risk with drilling for oil by Providence  Resources 6km away from the coast in the Bay. We have an abundance of wildlife from dolphins to whales and many hundreds of fish species in Dublin Bay, which could be directly affected by the impact of drilling. Minister Phil Hogan has refused a public hearing. We would like to remind the  Government that Dublin Bay is an amenity for all and that care and due process must prevail when considering oil exploration and extraction in this  priceless bay.
Dublin Bay is a natural amenity for its people not for corporate exploitation.

"there will be jobs, loads of jobs….”  This is a myth. Providence Resources is under no obligation to create Irish jobs under the licensing terms. Jobs will likely be filled by skilled workers from overseas while refining of oil will probably be carried out in the UK or Holland.
There is no obligation or security for Irish jobs on the rig or onshore.

Under the current licensing terms we have no ownership over any oil found nor do we have any guaranteed supply rights to any oil or gas discovered in Ireland. If oil is found in Dublin Bay, it will most likely be sent directly to overseas refineries.
Why are we giving away our resources and not securing our rights to supply?

The ‘Irish Tax Take’ on Oil & Gas is one of the lowest in the world.Incredibly we do not own our oil once it is discovered and we accrue no royalties of any kind. Providence like other oil companies operating in Ireland can offset 100% of all costs against profits including all costs associated from all projects going back 25 years - -as well as subsequent decommissioning rig costs. The bottom line is we are likely to see little to no return from developing our hydrocarbon resources - a reality the oil companies work very hard to keep buried from the public. Our neighbours in the UK and Norway earn upwards of 50 / 70%. Ireland has an incredible  opportunity to manage our resources responsibly bestowing  proper benefit to the people of Ireland.
Ask your Government to maximise oil and gas revenue for the State

 An application for an oil exploration license requires only 21 days notice  and to be placed in a public location such as a Garda station. This clearly is insufficient notice given the nature of the operation and implications for the environment. Even basic domestic planning law requires 3 months notice for  the most rudimentary of alterations to a home together with strict rules on placement of public notices. By contrast none of this is required to put an exploration oil rig in Dublin Bay. How the Government accepts this practice while at the same time denying public debate is unconscionable.
21 days public notice and no public enquiry to place an Oil Rig in Dublin Bay is not acceptable.

Under these terms we gain very little, but stand to lose everything