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# drilling - Sunday 1 May, 2016

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

This Laois man's epic drill fail is going viral

Sure look.

# drilling - Thursday 30 October, 2014

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week Shovel Ready This post contains images

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

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# drilling - Monday 15 September, 2014

Council set to reconsider controversial energy extraction stance

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

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

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

# drilling - Saturday 3 May, 2014

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

9 furious thoughts everyone has had about their neighbours

With a little understanding….

# drilling - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking

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'

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

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

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

There ain’t no protest like a freezing protest.

# drilling - Friday 10 August, 2012

New licence could extend Cork's potential oil field

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

# drilling - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Another oil or gas discovery off the west Cork coast?

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

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

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

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

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

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.