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#Natural Resources

# natural-resources - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Filmmaker Risteard Ó Domhnaill: 'It's time for us to take ownership of our natural resources'

How many of us really know what is going on in our coastal communities, asks director of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill.

# natural-resources - Monday 20 October, 2014

How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

# natural-resources - 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.

# natural-resources - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From The Pipe to the Atlantic: telling the story of Irish marine resources

The maker of the acclaimed documentary The Pipe is appealing for help in finishing his newest film.

# natural-resources - Monday 28 April, 2014

Here's what Ireland's new system of postcodes will look like

The format of the seven-digit Eircode has been detailed.

# natural-resources - Friday 21 March, 2014

Column: Can big data save our planet’s forests?

Are we winning the fight against deforestation? Now there’s a way to check – and hold businesses and governments to account, write Oliver Mylius and Hans Zomer.

# natural-resources - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Bids for Bord Gáis Energy are "not acceptable" - Rabbitte

The gas provider will stay in State ownership after a suitable bid was not received by the government.

# natural-resources - 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”.

# natural-resources - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Monaghan mine could end up producing €70 million worth of gold per year

A company carrying out exploration work says there could be up to 20 million ounces of the mineral in the geological area known as the ‘Longford-Down Massif’.

# natural-resources - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Mayo farmer to face criminal damage charge over Shell protest

Gerry Bourke is insisting he did nothing wrong, and is vowing to keep up his protest against the Corrib Gas Project.

# natural-resources - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

# natural-resources - 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.

# natural-resources - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry

Petrel Resources says it is holding talks with prospective partners after a second site in the Porcupine Basin suggests oil.

# natural-resources - Friday 4 January, 2013

Coillte exports reach 'record number' of countries in 2012

The forestry exported to a record 32 countries last year, including Bahrain, Lebanon, Mexico and South Africa.

# natural-resources - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Column: We believe economic growth can save us… but can it?

Our blind faith in growing the economy may be ignoring some important facts, writes Dermot McNally.

# natural-resources - Friday 23 November, 2012

UN Special Rapporteur "concerned" about Shell to Sea protesters

Margaret Sekaggya said there is “tangible frustration amongst local residents who are standing up for their rights”.

# natural-resources - Monday 10 September, 2012

Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources

The group has released a report saying exploration companies believe oil and gas within Irish waters is worth €1.6 trillion.

# natural-resources - Sunday 25 March, 2012

How much is the Barryroe oil find actually worth to us?

The Barryroe well, 50km south of Cork, is Ireland’s first commercially viable oil well. But what can Ireland get out of it?

# natural-resources - Friday 23 March, 2012

Gas well at Barryroe oil site is 'highly productive'

The gas reservoir at the site of the successful oil drilling operation “far exceeded expectations”, Providence Resources says.

# natural-resources - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Irish company successfully taps commercially viable oil well off Cork Yee-haw! This post contains videos

Irish company successfully taps commercially viable oil well off Cork

Providence Resources says the rate of oil being tapped from the Barryroe well is almost twice what had been expected.

# natural-resources - Friday 9 March, 2012

TheJournal.ie’s progress report for the Government: Communications, technology

How has Pat Rabbitte gotten on in implementing the promises of the Programme for Government? We’ve had a look.

# natural-resources - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland?

Clare County Council has agreed a total ban on fracking and is urging the government to implement a national ban on the process, but what do you think?

# natural-resources - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Column: For now, Ireland’s oil reserves are best off in private hands

Yes, our oil resources are rich – but the cost of exploiting them means we’re better off leaving it to commercial firms, writes Simon Tuohy.

# natural-resources - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Energy efficiency can create jobs

A European Commission ban on 60 watt light bulbs came into effect today, as we’re told we must make ourselves 20 per cent more energy efficient by 2020.

# natural-resources - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

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?

'Serious concerns' over gas drilling in Lough Allen area

Underground gas worth €120billion could be tapped by the controversial ‘fracking’ process, which some have linked to serious environmental damage.

# natural-resources - Monday 27 June, 2011

A 'case study in mismanagement' - Irish oil company's view of Shell at Corrib

Petrel Resources wants to drill for oil off the south west coast of Ireland. The company’s MD says resistance from local people and “crackpots” is something that “has to be managed”.

# natural-resources - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"

ESRI Review of Irish Energy Policy also makes case for bringing Corrib gas field to production “rapidly” – and says nuclear power will not work for Ireland.

# natural-resources - 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.

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