Leitrim County Council to continue their opposition to fracking

Leitrim County Council is embarking on a new anti-fracking effort following renewed concern that the practice might start in adjoining areas in County Fermanagh.

It’s after the Tamboran company applied to the Department of the Economy in Northern Ireland for a petroleum licence covering an area to the west of Upper Lough Erne and to the south of Lower Lough Erne.

At their annual general meeting, Leitrim councillors agreed to make a submission to the Department of the Economy in the north, and is encouraging others to do the same before the deadline of July 5th.

It is also to write to the Irish government to voice its concern as well as meet with officials and councillors in the north.

Fianna Fail Councillor Mary Bohan, who made the proposals, said what happens in Fermanagh will affect people in Leitrim, Cavan, Sligo and the entire Shannon catchment area.