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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…

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…

Sligo/Leitrim Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin’s Bill to ban fracking has been finally passed in the Dail. It will now go to the Seanad. The passage is a major victory for those campaigning for years to have fracking banned. For years, there has been a passionate debate about fracking, particularly…