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# fracking - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'A great victory': Onshore fracking is just one step away from being completely banned in Ireland

The Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 will be signed into law by the president in the coming days.

# fracking - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Fracking: 'We argued and protested. We met at marts and concerts. We persisted and we succeeded'

This was never just about Leitrim though, or even climate change. It was about the health of communities, writes Scott Coombs.

# fracking - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Five-year report outlines dangers of fracking and 'underpins' proposed ban

A bill calling for the banning of fracking in Ireland passed its first stage in Dáil Éireann in October of this year.

# fracking - Thursday 27 October, 2016

Dáil welcomes Bill to ban fracking in Ireland

The Bill to ban the controversial fossil fuel exploration process has passed its first stage in the Dáil.

# fracking - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Poll: Should fracking be banned in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should fracking be banned in Ireland?

Environmentally problematic? Or a way to potentially tap into billions of euros?

# fracking - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Leitrim farmers fear fracking, but researchers deny plan to drill

A local anti-fracking group has vowed to “halt this continuous onslaught on our communities”

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you oppose plans for fracking in your area?

Farmers in Leitrim are mounting a campaign to oppose the practice.

# fracking - Monday 16 February, 2015

Enjoy the cheap petrol while you can because oil prices have probably bottomed out

Here’s why the price of the commodity is heading up again…

# fracking - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

New York to ban fracking over health fears

New York to ban fracking over health fears

“We can’t afford to make a mistake. The potential dangers are too great.”

# fracking - Monday 10 November, 2014

Global oil has entered a 'new era' of oversupply - but don't expect much relief at the pump

The government is taking most of the money it costs to fill up your car anyway…

# fracking - Monday 15 September, 2014

Council set to reconsider controversial energy extraction stance

The introduction of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been criticised for its potential environmental damage.

# fracking - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

There will be no decisions made on fracking in Ireland for at least 2 years

The department of Minister of State Joe McHugh has issued a statement in response the announcement by Mark Durkan.

# fracking - Monday 11 August, 2014

Frack off: Minister blocks test drilling in Fermanagh

Mark H Durkan says that full planning permission is required.

# fracking - Monday 4 August, 2014

Protests continue at Fermanagh drilling site as worker’s home is petrol bombed

The Belcoo site has been home to bitter protests over the use of fracking.

# fracking - Friday 1 August, 2014

Emergency Leitrim Council meeting calls a halt to mining firm drilling in Belcoo

Communities claim that the drilling in Fermanagh is the first stage in the fracking process.

# fracking - Thursday 24 July, 2014

“We are not going to win overnight.” – Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling

The company says no fracking will take place at the site in Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh.

# fracking - Monday 21 April, 2014

Cannabis campaigner Mark Fitzsimons on being a 'protest vote' in May's elections

The Dundalk-based local and European elections candidate shares his thoughts on fracking, evictions and why cannabis should be made legal.

# fracking - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first

Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.

# fracking - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Vintage cars, fracking and the Russian ambassador

Everything happening in Leinster House today.

# fracking - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Column: Ireland can't replicate the US shale gas boom – and it shouldn't try

Ireland would like to replicate the US shale gas boom but geography, history, and lack of energy infrastructure will prevent this – and the risks to the economy might not be worth the benefit from any gas produced, writes John O’Donnell.

# fracking - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Leitrim county councillors vote to ban fracking

Though councillors voted overwhelmingly in favour of the motion, plans in the county can still be approved with one councillor who voted for the ban saying it was “basically a waste of time”.

# fracking - Friday 22 November, 2013

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

# fracking - Friday 11 October, 2013

French court upholds ban on fracking

France banned the practice in 2011 over the objections of the oil industry.

# fracking - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

# fracking - Sunday 25 August, 2013

PICS: When fracking came to the English countryside Balcombe This post contains images

PICS: When fracking came to the English countryside

When an Irish photographer found himself in Sussex near fracking protests, he took some fascinating shots.

# fracking - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# fracking - Monday 3 June, 2013

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

# fracking - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Fracking ‘not a significant cause’ of earthquakes felt on surface: study

A British study says most hydraulic fracking activities release the same amount of energy ‘as jumping off a ladder’.

# fracking - Monday 8 April, 2013

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

# fracking - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# fracking - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

From Business ETC UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking British Budget

UK to slash corporation tax rate and offer tax credits for fracking

George Osborne has halved his projections for economic growth for Britain this year, and offers a new mortgage stimulus.

# fracking - Sunday 23 December, 2012

PICS: Dimock Proud – fracking and community in Pennsylvania Dimock Proud This post contains videos This post contains images

PICS: Dimock Proud – fracking and community in Pennsylvania

Photographer Sean Breithaupt travelled to Dimock Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and spoke to people who have had their lives impacted by fracking.

# fracking - Thursday 13 December, 2012

UK lifts 'fracking' ban

The Green Party in Ireland has reiterated its call for a ban on fracking in this country.

# fracking - Saturday 1 December, 2012

The Evening Fix… now with added moustache murder

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you kick off your weekend.

# fracking - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking Gas

Oireachtas committee to visit Leitrim to discuss fracking

Initial investigations suggest there could be a major gas reserve in the north-west of the country – but the possible use of fracking to extract the gas is highly controversial.

# fracking - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Column: Let’s make sure ‘frackademia’ has no place in Ireland

We tend to assume that science equals ‘truth’ – but when fracking is the issue this isn’t always the case, writes Sian Cowman.

# fracking - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Calls to exclude fossil fuel industry from all fracking research

However, the Environmental Protection Agency has said it would be unlikely that somebody with no links to the fossil fuel industry could produce a report on fracking processes.

# fracking - Friday 27 July, 2012

Author of pro-fracking study failed to disclose gas interests – watchdog

Charles ‘Chip’ Groat of the University of Texas never told reporters that he holds $1.6m of shares in a gas explorer.

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