Speculating The Emerald Isle

Take a trip around the island of Ireland, to the most picturesque spots: Rathlin Island on the north coast, near the Giant's Causeway; Kerry on the west; south, through Cork; and to the east to Dublin and the exclusive residence of Dalkey. What each of these stunningly beautiful spots have in common is that they are being explored. Not just by tourists though. Oil speculators are on the scene. Could this oil 'bonanza' be the answer to Ireland's economic problems and if so, who will benefit? And at what cost? BBC Ireland reporter Andy Martin investigates.

Producer: Claire Burgoyne.

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20130315

Take a trip around the island of Ireland, to the most picturesque spots: Rathlin Island on the north coast, near the Giant's Causeway; Kerry on the west; south, through Cork; and to the east to Dublin and the exclusive residence of Dalkey. What each of these stunningly beautiful spots have in common is that they are being explored. Not just by tourists though. Oil speculators are on the scene. Could this oil 'bonanza' be the answer to Ireland's economic problems and if so, who will benefit? And at what cost? BBC Ireland reporter Andy Martin investigates.

Producer: Claire Burgoyne.

20130315

Take a trip around the island of Ireland, to the most picturesque spots: Rathlin Island on the north coast, near the Giant's Causeway; Kerry on the west; south, through Cork; and to the east to Dublin and the exclusive residence of Dalkey. What each of these stunningly beautiful spots have in common is that they are being explored. Not just by tourists though. Oil speculators are on the scene. Could this oil 'bonanza' be the answer to Ireland's economic problems and if so, who will benefit? And at what cost? BBC Ireland reporter Andy Martin investigates.

Producer: Claire Burgoyne.