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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Drilling

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# Climate Change
Joe Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge
It follows a temporary moratorium on oil and gas lease activities imposed by the US president on his first day in office.
# don't do it yourself
This Laois man's epic drill fail is going viral
Sure look.
# shovel ready
The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# Fracking
Council set to reconsider controversial energy extraction stance
The introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been criticised for its potential environmental damage.
# Fracking
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.
# river nore
Work on Kilkenny bridge resumes - while protesters are nearby on river
Protesters are pictured in canoes near where construction appears to have resumed.
# everybody needs...
9 furious thoughts everyone has had about their neighbours
With a little understanding….
# Fracking
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”.
# Greenpeace
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.
# Apples and Oranges
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
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.
Taking a dip in Dublin... this morning
There ain’t no protest like a freezing protest.
# Drill Baby Drill
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
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.
# Drill Baby Drill
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
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?
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.