Providence may be forced to restrict oil drill off Dalkey

Plans by Providence Resources to drill for oil off the south Dublin coastline may be curtailed due to environmental concerns raised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

21st April, 2012
Providence may be forced to restrict oil drill off Dalkey
Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment.

Plans by Providence Resources to drill for oil off the south Dublin coastline may be curtailed due to environmental concerns raised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

Providence Resources has applied for a foreshore licence to drill for oil six kilometres off the coast of Dalkey. The area is home to some of the capital's wealthiest people, a number of whom are opposed to the plan.

The council had been asked by the Department of...

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