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Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh has broken party ranks in the European Parliament in a vote over energy projects. The motion aimed to block a list of priority projects including the controversial Shannon LNG gas terminal. Critics say it goes against climate ambitions and will see fracked gas imported from…

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Environmental Minister Richard Bruton are being criticised for signing off on a proposal to develop a gas terminal in the Shannon estuary. The Love Leitrim group have blasted the government after it was revealed that project was included on the draft Projects of Common Interest…

The deadline for submissions opposing plans for fracking to be carried out close to the Fermanagh/Leitrim border has been extended. The Department of the Economy in the north has announced the deadline will be pushed back until July 31st. Up to now there has been over 1500 online submissions made…

A Sligo/Leitrim Fine Gael TD says the signing of his anti-fracking Bill into law by President Michael D Higgins is an historic event that will have benefits long into the future. The Bill, brought forward by Deputy Tony McLoughlin, bans onshore fracking in the Republic of Ireland. It’s the culmination…

Anti-fracking campaigners are celebrating after the bill which bans the practice of fracking in Ireland passed its final stage in the Seanad this evening. The document, which was drafted by Sligo/Leitrim Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin was passed in the Dáil in late May. It came to its final stage…