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#Lough Allen

# lough-allen - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Rabbitte orders review of fracking in response to concerns

The possibility that hydraulic drilling could be carried out in the northwest has raised concern among environmental activists, residents, and politicians.

# lough-allen - Monday 1 August, 2011

Column: Want to boost the economy and create jobs? Drill for gas

The Lough Allen basin contains around €10 billion worth of gas – and extracting it could be exactly what Ireland needs, writes energy prospector Richard Moorman.

# lough-allen - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Column: Never heard of ‘fracking’? You will soon

Several firms hope to use a controversial new drilling method to tap vast gas deposits under Ireland. This could mean environmental devastation, writes filmmaker Johnny Gogan.

Everything you ever needed to know about fracking

‘Fracking’ could soon begin in Ireland after sparking angry protests all over the world. So what’s all the fuss about – and what is it?

# lough-allen - Saturday 16 April, 2011

Sinn Féin motion would revoke Corrib and Lough Allen licences

A private members’ bill to be discussed in the Dáil this week would see the State take majority ownership of gas and oil finds.