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# shale-gas - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

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

Aug 12th 2014, 12:39 PM 6,915 Views 30 Comments

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
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# Column

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

Mar 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 190 Views 74 Comments

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
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

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

Apr 8th 2013, 10:43 AM 7,363 Views 99 Comments

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
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# Fracking

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

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 33 Views 109 Comments

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
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# Fracking

UK lifts 'fracking' ban

Dec 13th 2012, 7:04 PM 7,228 Views 49 Comments

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
# Fracking
# Fracking

Bulgaria relaxes fracking restrictions

Jun 14th 2012, 2:55 PM 1,412 Views 2 Comments

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
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# Fracking

UK: Ministers set to approve the extension of fracking

Apr 18th 2012, 6:45 AM 1,701 Views 26 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Mar 11th 2012, 8:30 AM 834 Views 62 Comments

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

# shale-gas - Friday 2 March, 2012

Polish report: shale gas extraction 'not harmful'
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# Fracking

Polish report: shale gas extraction 'not harmful'

Mar 2nd 2012, 1:34 PM 2,262 Views 30 Comments

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
# Fracking
# Fracking

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

Feb 1st 2012, 3:48 PM 2,940 Views 40 Comments

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
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# Fracking

Seven charged with corruption over shale gas exploration in Poland

Jan 11th 2012, 3:02 PM 1,899 Views 6 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should we ban fracking in Ireland?

Jan 10th 2012, 10:56 AM 11,325 Views 120 Comments

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
# Fracking
# Fracking

Rabbitte orders review of fracking in response to concerns

Oct 6th 2011, 2:53 PM 813 Views 25 Comments

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