from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The Latin and poetic name for the island of Ireland.
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- proper n. The island of Ireland.
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- n. an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Now, as the 20th century draws to a close, the name "Hibernia" is again a symbol of advancing technology in the rough waters of the Atlantic.
Lowdown: The wanderings of head druid Ainvar and his three wives as refugees in Hibernia (also known as Ireland) provide a deeply felt and at times lyrical meditation on exile and loss, but Shore lacks the oomph of the original tome.
The fact that in Hibernia's case it all came together was due in no small part to the active co-operation and interest of the provincial and federal governments in St. John's and Ottawa.
Thanks to the efforts of everyone involved in the development, Hibernia is at last emerging from the fogs and mists that all too often blanket Newfoundland, ready to become one of the great success stories of Canadian business.
As I said a few moments ago, Hibernia is more than just the sum of its sizable parts: it represents a unique blend of visionary business, engineering, technological, and environmental know-how.
In Hibernia, we see excitement and enthusiasm for a promising new industry and a determination to set the highest possible standards for that industry -- a mood that is captured in Hibernia's vision: "People Pioneering Offshore Excellence."
Hibernia is Canada's fourth-largest oilfield and will eventually produce about 10 per cent of the country's light oil.
Our Hibernia is so big in terms of physical size, cost and benefits that it is sometimes difficult for people to fully appreciate what's going on.
We are recognised in Newfoundland as an emerging success, but now I'd like to challenge you to take a closer look at what we have accomplished, because I'm confident that, no matter how you judge us, you will agree that Hibernia is going to be an achievement in which all Canadians can take considerable pride.
Don't forget that more than one half of the direct economic benefits from the Hibernia is going to other provinces.
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