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A Sligo/Leitrim TD is appealing to people to make submissions on fracking to an Oireachtas committee before the deadline of February 2nd. Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin is calling on the public to make their opinions known to the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment. A Bill from…

The Minister for Communications says that developing a walking route along the western corridor is a far better investment than doing further studies on fracking. Minister Denis Naughten today has defended his comments to effectively close the door on further investigation into the merit of the controversial practice in light…

A spokesman for the anti-fracking group Love Leitrim says the EPA report on fracking in Ireland is really about how to frack rather than having a focus on public health, which his group, and people in Leitrim, wanted. Eddie Mitchell says the report acknowledges some of the risks with fracking…

A group campaigning against fracking say they feel vindicated by a new report on the controversial process. The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday published the first phase of a study commissioned in 2011 into the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the island of Ireland. The Independent consortium of experts found there…

A new report on the impact of fracking in Ireland has concluded that the controversial practice CAN go ahead on the island of Ireland. However, best practice guidelines should firstly be carefully drawn up by governments north and south of the border to address concerns around pollution. Today’s long-awaited report…

The first report on fracking in Ireland by the Environmental Protection Agency is due to be released later this afternoon. The research is expected to examine the potential impacts of fracking in Ireland, and comes one month after the Dáil unanimously accepted the principle of banning fracking in the country.…