Hostage to Fortune

Bantry Bay and the Encounter with Gulf Oil

Chris Eipper (Author) 

A vulnerable community on the southwest coast of Ireland is caught up in the development plans of a rich and powerful multinational corporation. Here is a detailed case study which shows in a vivid and tangible way how international pressures directly affected the everyday lives of the inhabitants of Bantry Bay. Eipper looks at how and why there was a disastrous explosion at the Whiddy oil terminal, and examines the "costs" to the community.

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 1989. 206 pages. ISBN 0-919666-61-2.

$23.95 CAD

Subjects: Bureaucracy and PolicyEuropean StudiesLabourMaritime StudiesOil & GasSociety and Environment