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Love Leitrim campaigners are welcoming the passing to committee stage of an anti-fracking bill put forward in the Dail yesterday. The bill put forward by Sligo Leitrim Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin calls for the ‘prohibition of the exploration and extraction of petroleum from shale rock, tight sands and coal…

The Minister for Communications, Clime Action and the Environment says there is no agenda on the part of the government to pursue Fracking. Denis Naughten made the comments after a bill to ban fracking in Ireland received cross party support in the dail chamber yesterday evening. The private members motion…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD’s bill to ban fracking will be debated in the Dail today. But this does not mean the controversial gas extraction method will be outlawed any time soon. That’s because the government has proposed an amendment which will mean the passage of Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin’s bill…

The Minister for Communications and Natural Resources says he will await the publication of a report from the Environmental Protection Agency before considering any new legislation on fracking. Minister Denis Naughten says the report from the first phase of the study on fracking in Ireland should be complete by the…

Anti-fracking campaigners are calling for governments in both North and South of Ireland to pass legislation that would totally prevent the fracking industry exploring for or extracting oil or gas from the earth in either jurisdiction. The call has come after anti-fracking groups took their case to Stormont in Northern…

The Good Energies Alliance says it’s ‘unlikely’ a second phase of a fracking study will be carried out and that any future reports should examine the health implications of the process. Dr. Aideen McLoughlin a spokesperson for the Alliance which opposes fracking says they welcome the fact that the study…

It’s unclear yet as to whether the second phase of a key study into fracking in Ireland will go ahead. The first phase of the study commissioned in 2011 by the then Minister for Communications and Natural resources Pat Rabitte was suspended indefinitely in January (2016). It followed some controversy…