Farmers welcome passage of anti-fracking bill

Farmers in County Leitrim are welcoming this week’s fracking bill by Sligo Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin, which was passed unanimously in the Dail yesterday.

Many farmers in the region joined the many protests and rally which have taken place on a number of occasion since the potential of fracking became a real fear in 2011.

James Gallagher of the IFA in Leitrim says it’s a huge relief for farmers: