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#Shale gas

# shale-gas - 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.

# shale-gas - 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.

# shale-gas - 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.

# shale-gas - 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.

# shale-gas - 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.

# shale-gas - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions

Bulgarian legislators voted today in favour of relaxing a ban on the controversial natural gas drilling method.

# shale-gas - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

UK: Ministers set to approve the extension of fracking

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking an investigation the possible implications of fracking.

# shale-gas - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Interview: ‘It started with nosebleeds’ – what fracking did to one US town

Calvin Tillman was the mayor of a Texas town which was one of the first to encounter ‘fracking’. He tells what happened next.

# shale-gas - Friday 2 March, 2012

Polish report: shale gas extraction 'not harmful'

A study in Poland has found that shale gas extraction at one site produced some toxic refuse but that the waste was reused and didn’t harm the environment.

# shale-gas - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Concerns raised over use of fracking for 'multi-billion euro' gas reserve

A company has said that the gas in north-west Ireland could lead to hundreds of jobs – but environmentalists have urged caution over the controversial technique.

# shale-gas - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Seven charged with corruption over shale gas exploration in Poland

Those charged are believed to have been officials from Poland’s environment ministry and companies who carry out the controversial exploration for shale gas.

# shale-gas - 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?

# shale-gas - 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.