"The licensing option is operated by Total Ireland, who has a 50pc share, Providence who has a 40pc share, with the remaining 10pc share owned by Sosina Exploration."
Leaving Ireland with...?
"It's better to have a smaller piece of a massive pie than a bigger piece of nothing.
And nothing is what Providence would have had from Barryroe if it didn't get a deal done."
And nothing is precisely what Ireland will get from the deal that has [ensured that the Irish people have] been done.