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Anti-fracking campaigners gathered in Leinster House yesterday evening expecting a bill to ban fracking on the island of Ireland to be passed. However, it hit a stumbling block and some local politicians feel it was unecessarily delayed after a Dublin TD raised concerns about aspects of the bill. The discussion…

The bill to ban fracking on the island of Ireland is expected to pass in the Dail this evening. The piece of legislation has been put forward by Sligo Leitrim Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin and has received cross party support. Hydraulic Fracturing or ‘fracking’ is a process of extracting…

The Bill by a Sligo/Leitrim TD that would ban fracking has passed another major milestone in its journey toward becoming law. It has now passed what’s known as ‘the committee stage’ in the Dail. It is unusual for Bills such as Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin’s to even reach this…

An anti-fracking campigner is claiming nothing has really changed as a result of yesterday’s Oireachtas committee report which says it would be irresponsible to allow fracking to go ahead in Ireland. Aideen McLoughlin of the Love Leitrim campaign group, welcomed the report of the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action…

An Oireachtas committee says it’s not convinced that fracking could go ahead without having harmful effects on the environment and on human health. In its report just published, the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environemnt says it would be irresponsible to allow fracking to go ahead in Ireland.…