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# drilling - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Jun 2nd 2021, 9:35 AM 11,512 Views 4 Comments

It follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by the US president on his first day in office.

# drilling - Sunday 1 May, 2016

This Laois man's epic drill fail is going viral
# Don't Do It Yourself
From The Daily Edge
# Don't Do It Yourself

This Laois man's epic drill fail is going viral

May 1st 2016, 11:08 AM 8,935 Views 2 Comments

Sure look.

# drilling - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Oct 30th 2014, 6:16 PM 3,353 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# drilling - Monday 15 September, 2014

Council set to reconsider controversial energy extraction stance
# Fracking
# Fracking

Council set to reconsider controversial energy extraction stance

Sep 15th 2014, 11:08 AM 6,215 Views 65 Comments

The introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been criticised for its potential environmental damage.

# drilling - Friday 1 August, 2014

Emergency Leitrim Council meeting calls a halt to mining firm drilling in Belcoo
# Fracking
# Fracking

Emergency Leitrim Council meeting calls a halt to mining firm drilling in Belcoo

Aug 1st 2014, 10:43 AM 7,699 Views 52 Comments

Communities claim that the drilling in Fermanagh is the first stage in the fracking process.

# drilling - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Work on Kilkenny bridge resumes - while protesters are nearby on river
# River Nore
# River Nore

Work on Kilkenny bridge resumes - while protesters are nearby on river

Jul 31st 2014, 12:17 PM 10,236 Views 38 Comments

Protesters are pictured in canoes near where construction appears to have resumed.

# drilling - Saturday 3 May, 2014

9 furious thoughts everyone has had about their neighbours
# Everybody Needs...
From The Daily Edge
# Everybody Needs...

9 furious thoughts everyone has had about their neighbours

May 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 31,559 Views 52 Comments

With a little understanding….

# drilling - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking
# Fracking
# Fracking

Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking

Jan 14th 2014, 11:02 AM 9,409 Views 275 Comments

Though councillors voted overwhelmingly in favour of the motion, plans in the county can still be approved with one councillor who voted for the ban saying it was “basically a waste of time”.

# drilling - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'
# Greenpeace
# Greenpeace

Russia switches Greenpeace activists' charges from piracy to 'hooliganism'

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:51 PM 5,166 Views 14 Comments

The new charge – used against the members of Pussy Riot – carries a maximum sentence of seven years in a penal colony.

# drilling - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland's oil prospects to Norway's
# Apples And Oranges
# Apples And Oranges

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland's oil prospects to Norway's

May 15th 2013, 9:16 AM 16,318 Views 175 Comments

The Minister for Communication and Natural Resources has said a Norwegian-style 80 per cent tax on oil finds would not work, saying: “We’re comparing apples with oranges.”

# drilling - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin
# Drilling
# Drilling

Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin

Feb 12th 2013, 4:55 PM 14,950 Views 56 Comments

The company said the government in 1999 failed to transpose EU legislation into law which left it open to legal challenges.

# drilling - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Taking a dip in Dublin... this morning

Taking a dip in Dublin... this morning

Nov 24th 2012, 2:07 PM 19,364 Views 18 Comments

There ain’t no protest like a freezing protest.

# drilling - Friday 10 August, 2012

New licence could extend Cork's potential oil field
# Drill Baby Drill
# Drill Baby Drill

New licence could extend Cork's potential oil field

Aug 10th 2012, 12:13 PM 4,285 Views 32 Comments

Providence Resources says its been offered a licensing option for another 500 sq km beside the Barryroe oil field.

# drilling - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Another oil or gas discovery off the west Cork coast?
# Drilling
# Drilling

Another oil or gas discovery off the west Cork coast?

Aug 8th 2012, 3:10 PM 11,510 Views 61 Comments

Exploration company Providence has said that there is significant potential in one of its licence areas in the Porcupine Basin.

# drilling - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Cork oil estimates trebled to over 1.6 billion
# Drill Baby Drill
# Drill Baby Drill

Cork oil estimates trebled to over 1.6 billion

Jul 25th 2012, 8:34 AM 11,275 Views 118 Comments

Providence Resources has said that between 1 and 1.61 billion barrels of oil are in place at the Barryroe field.

# drilling - Monday 2 July, 2012

Should you drill for gas... under a cemetery?
# Drilling
From The Daily Edge
# Drilling

Should you drill for gas... under a cemetery?

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:48 AM 3,073 Views 9 Comments

It’s not just loved ones buried in Lowelville Cemetery in Ohio – there is natural gas too, and now trustees are being asked to allow drilling there. But should they?

# drilling - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Column: Never heard of ‘fracking’? You will soon
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Never heard of ‘fracking’? You will soon

Jul 5th 2011, 7:40 PM 114 Views 33 Comments

Several firms hope to use a controversial new drilling method to tap vast gas deposits under Ireland. This could mean environmental devastation, writes filmmaker Johnny Gogan.