Launch of 'Gas, oil and the Irish state'

As the first comprehensive study of the Irish state's model of gas and oil management, Gas, oil and the Irish state illustrates how the Irish approach has been shaped by a multi-layered spectrum of forces which are simultaneously ideological and empirical, and span micro, meso and macro levels of Irish society. Reflecting the different themes inherent to the book, each book launch will focus on themes central to understanding the Irish model.

Donegal launch
Contextualising Ireland's approach internationally will be the theme of the first launch and Gas, oil and the Irish state will be launched in Donegal on Thursday 4 August.

To launch Gas, oil and the Irish state Dr Amanda Slevin will be joined by His Excellency Roald Naess (Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland) and Fr Kevin O’Hara (founder of the Centre for Social and Corporate Responsibility, Nigeria) in a lively event that will include lessons from Norway and Nigeria and a plenary session to encourage public debate about Irish gas and oil. Hosted by Councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig, Gas, oil and the Irish state will be launched in the Public Services Centre, Letterkenny at 7.30pm on Thursday 4 August.

Dublin launch
A focus on decision-making and policy formation around Irish gas and oil will be the theme of the second launch of Gas, oil and the Irish state which will be held in Dublin on 22 September. Fintan O'Toole (Irish Times) and Prof. Kieran Allen (University College Dublin) will launch the book in a venue that will be confirmed in coming weeks.

Mayo launch
Recognising the negative impacts of the state's approach to hydrocarbon management on communities in rural west Mayo, the third launch of Gas, oil and the Irish state will focus on the Corrib gas project, the state's role in the conflict and its consequences. Sr Majella McCarron will be among the speakers participating in this launch which will be held in October. Further information will be will be made available in due course.

For more information contact amanda@irelandsgasandoil.com