A Sligo/Leitrim TD has asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Richard Bruton if the government will object to a licence being sought by a company for fracking in County Fermanagh.
Fracking is banned in the Republic, following a Bill that was put forward by Sligo/Leitrim Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin.
But Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny told the Dail that fracking in an area from Belleek to Derrylin in Fermanagh would have detrimental environmental consequences for the region, regardless of any border.
A consultation period in connection with the application runs until July 5th, enabling people to make their concerns known to the Northern Ireland authorities.
Deputy Kenny has been telling Ocean FM News what he expects to happen then: