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#Fracking

# fracking - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking
# What The Frack?
# What The Frack?

Opinion: Only a full ban can save Northern Ireland from the threat posed by fracking

Jul 1st 2021, 8:00 PM 9,269 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim outlines concerns of border communities that fracking may be set to get back on the agenda in the North.

# fracking - Monday 24 May, 2021

Fracking not compatible with human rights law, says Irish study

Fracking not compatible with human rights law, says Irish study

May 24th 2021, 8:15 PM 11,480 Views 1 Comment

A new report from NUIG’s Centre for Human Rights calls on the State to use its weight at the UN to push for a global ban on fracking.

# fracking - Monday 22 June, 2020

Mark Ruffalo says fossil fuel companies want to 'junk Ireland up' with fracked gas
# Ruffalo Few Feathers
# Ruffalo Few Feathers

Mark Ruffalo says fossil fuel companies want to 'junk Ireland up' with fracked gas

Updated Jun 22nd 2020, 8:33 PM 46,884 Views 74 Comments

The Greens have brought in some Hollywood big guns to get the PfG over the line

# fracking - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas
# Shannon LNG TERMINAL
# Shannon LNG TERMINAL

Mark Ruffalo wrote to Varadkar to ask him to 'protect the American people' and block imported US fracked gas

Jan 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 33,199 Views 24 Comments

In an email sent to the Taoiseach, the actor said Varadkar had ‘moral’ reasons to not support the import of fracked gas from the US.

# fracking - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Taoiseach unsure if ban on foreign fracked gas would breach international trade law
# Cork Harbour
# Cork Harbour

Taoiseach unsure if ban on foreign fracked gas would breach international trade law

Nov 27th 2019, 3:54 PM 6,501 Views 16 Comments

Concerns have been raised about imported fracked gas being brought in to Ireland through the Port of Cork.

# fracking - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces
# Fracking
# Fracking

Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces

Nov 2nd 2019, 12:21 PM 17,862 Views 25 Comments

The UK government’s new stance on the issue follows that of both Labour and Liberal Democrats.

# fracking - Friday 1 November, 2019

'It's already the case that fracked gas is coming into Ireland from the UK' says Taoiseach
# IRELAND'S ENERGY
# IRELAND'S ENERGY

'It's already the case that fracked gas is coming into Ireland from the UK' says Taoiseach

Nov 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 12,729 Views 39 Comments

Varadkar said Ireland’s first LNG terminal in the Shannon estuary in north Kerry could be the answer to Ireland’s energy security.

# fracking - Sunday 27 October, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government
# Gas Terminal
# Gas Terminal

Saoirse McHugh: The Shannon LNG should not be considered any further by the government

Oct 27th 2019, 9:00 PM 19,414 Views 30 Comments

The Shannon natural gas terminal could lock us into further decades of fossil fuel reliance.

# fracking - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration
# Oil And Gas
# Oil And Gas

'A historic day': Ireland on a path to being the 4th country in the world to ban fossil fuel exploration

Feb 8th 2018, 1:55 PM 51,944 Views 185 Comments

Costa Rica, Belize and France have already implemented similar measures to end oil activity in their waters.

# fracking - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland
# Final Stages
# Final Stages

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland

Jun 28th 2017, 5:48 PM 15,958 Views 59 Comments

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by the president in the coming days.

# fracking - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Fracking: 'We argued and protested. We met at marts and concerts. We persisted and we succeeded'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Fracking: 'We argued and protested. We met at marts and concerts. We persisted and we succeeded'

Jun 17th 2017, 6:30 PM 802 Views 25 Comments

This was never just about Leitrim though, or even climate change. It was about the health of communities, writes Scott Coombs.

# fracking - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Five-year report outlines dangers of fracking and 'underpins' proposed ban
# Fossil Fuel Debate
# Fossil Fuel Debate

Five-year report outlines dangers of fracking and 'underpins' proposed ban

Nov 30th 2016, 6:01 PM 9,339 Views 30 Comments

A bill calling for the banning of fracking in Ireland passed its first stage in Dáil Éireann in October of this year.

# fracking - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland
# Frack Off
# Frack Off

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland

Oct 27th 2016, 9:42 PM 12,936 Views 40 Comments

The Bill to ban the controversial fossil fuel exploration process has passed its first stage in the Dáil.

# fracking - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Poll: Should fracking be banned in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should fracking be banned in Ireland?

Sep 27th 2016, 8:51 AM 23,461 Views 98 Comments

Environmentally problematic? Or a way to potentially tap into billions of euros?

# fracking - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Leitrim farmers fear fracking, but researchers deny plan to drill
# Not On Our Watch
# Not On Our Watch

Leitrim farmers fear fracking, but researchers deny plan to drill

Jul 22nd 2015, 3:05 PM 15,830 Views 63 Comments

A local anti-fracking group has vowed to “halt this continuous onslaught on our communities”

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area?

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:19 AM 17,015 Views 125 Comments

Farmers in Leitrim are mounting a campaign to oppose the practice.

# fracking - Monday 16 February, 2015

Enjoy the cheap petrol while you can because oil prices have probably bottomed out
# Filling Time
# Filling Time

Enjoy the cheap petrol while you can because oil prices have probably bottomed out

Feb 16th 2015, 10:24 AM 14,011 Views 97 Comments

Here’s why the price of the commodity is heading up again…

# fracking - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

New York to ban fracking over health fears

New York to ban fracking over health fears

Dec 17th 2014, 7:52 PM 12,076 Views 43 Comments

“We can’t afford to make a mistake. The potential dangers are too great.”

# fracking - Monday 10 November, 2014

Global oil has entered a 'new era' of oversupply - but don't expect much relief at the pump
# Pump It Up
# Pump It Up

Global oil has entered a 'new era' of oversupply - but don't expect much relief at the pump

Nov 10th 2014, 9:51 AM 12,348 Views 37 Comments

The government is taking most of the money it costs to fill up your car anyway…

# fracking - 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.

# fracking - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years
# Fracking
# Fracking

There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years

Aug 12th 2014, 12:39 PM 6,912 Views 30 Comments

The department of Minister of State Joe McHugh has issued a statement in response the announcement by Mark Durkan.

# fracking - Monday 11 August, 2014

Frack off: Minister blocks test drilling in Fermanagh
# Belcoo
# Belcoo

Frack off: Minister blocks test drilling in Fermanagh

Aug 11th 2014, 10:59 PM 14,496 Views 106 Comments

Mark H Durkan says that full planning permission is required.

# fracking - Monday 4 August, 2014

Protests continue at Fermanagh drilling site as worker's home is petrol bombed
# Belcoo
# Belcoo

Protests continue at Fermanagh drilling site as worker's home is petrol bombed

Aug 4th 2014, 3:50 PM 11,355 Views 110 Comments

The Belcoo site has been home to bitter protests over the use of fracking.

# fracking - 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 7,694 Views 52 Comments

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

# fracking - Thursday 24 July, 2014

"We are not going to win overnight." - Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling
# Fracked
# Fracked

"We are not going to win overnight." - Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling

Jul 24th 2014, 9:42 AM 7,533 Views 40 Comments

The company says no fracking will take place at the site in Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh.

# fracking - Monday 21 April, 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections

Apr 21st 2014, 5:00 PM 15,378 Views 75 Comments

The Dundalk-based local and European elections candidate shares his thoughts on fracking, evictions and why cannabis should be made legal.

# fracking - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first
# Column
# Column

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first

Mar 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 190 Views 74 Comments

Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.

# fracking - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Mar 12th 2014, 9:00 AM 6,020 Views 1 Comment

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# fracking - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Column: Ireland can't replicate the US shale gas boom – and it shouldn't try
# Fracking
# Fracking

Column: Ireland can't replicate the US shale gas boom – and it shouldn't try

Mar 6th 2014, 7:30 PM 231 Views 23 Comments

Ireland would like to replicate the US shale gas boom but geography, history, and lack of energy infrastructure will prevent this – and the risks to the economy might not be worth the benefit from any gas produced, writes John O’Donnell.

# fracking - 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 9,408 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”.

# fracking - Friday 22 November, 2013

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study
# Fracking
# Fracking

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

Nov 22nd 2013, 4:47 PM 7,814 Views 50 Comments

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

# fracking - Friday 11 October, 2013

French court upholds ban on fracking
# Banned
# Banned

French court upholds ban on fracking

Oct 11th 2013, 11:36 AM 4,957 Views 38 Comments

France banned the practice in 2011 over the objections of the oil industry.

# fracking - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive
# Exploration
# Exploration

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Sep 15th 2013, 8:25 AM 5,952 Views 21 Comments

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

# fracking - Sunday 25 August, 2013

PICS: When fracking came to the English countryside
# Balcombe
# Balcombe

PICS: When fracking came to the English countryside

Aug 25th 2013, 11:30 AM 11,917 Views 113 Comments

When an Irish photographer found himself in Sussex near fracking protests, he took some fascinating shots.

# fracking - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jul 28th 2013, 9:45 AM 11,051 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# fracking - Monday 3 June, 2013

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough
# Natural Resources
# Natural Resources

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:30 AM 10,305 Views 134 Comments

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

# fracking - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Fracking ‘not a significant cause’ of earthquakes felt on surface: study
# Fracking
# Fracking

Fracking ‘not a significant cause’ of earthquakes felt on surface: study

Apr 10th 2013, 8:33 AM 4,498 Views 71 Comments

A British study says most hydraulic fracking activities release the same amount of energy ‘as jumping off a ladder’.

# fracking - Monday 8 April, 2013

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

Apr 8th 2013, 10:43 AM 7,361 Views 99 Comments

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

# fracking - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same
# Fracking
# Fracking

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 26 Views 108 Comments

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# fracking - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking
# British Budget
# British Budget

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

Mar 20th 2013, 1:54 PM 8,509 Views 43 Comments

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

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