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Fracking Ireland News Alert - issue 1

Tuesday 5 August 2014

straight from the Fracking Free Ireland news desk

A visitor at the quarry  site, reading Tamboran Resources Ltd. High Court injunction


Is fracking on the island of Ireland about to begin?
Is  the 21 st July 2014 a tipping point? Do we act, react or are we (still) sitting on the fence? Read the latest developments below and join  the many campaigners who did stand up, set up a camp, met together and  wrote letters. If you are not able to, don't worry. This campaign -  to keep the frackers out -  does not come without costs. 
Fracking Free Ireland has to pay the bill to keep the website up and running and to keep the frackers and the hackers out!. This will cost: € 25 per month. Fracking Free Ireland will be issuing  an update of our All Ireland Campaign leaflet ath the end of August. This will cost € 650 for 5.000 A3 leaflets.
Please note, all the work we are doing is on a voluntary basis.
Please DONATE so that we can continue our work to Keep Ireland Fracking Free. ( The Donate button is on the right hand side on the homepage of the website  www.frackingfreeireland.org)

The Fracking Free Ireland team



Belcoo news

Lots of  Belcoo news here or use search at the top of the website FFI, or click on categories at the right column of the homepage

Did you know that:

Various companies are named Tamboran Resources Ltd.

Tamboran Resources PTY.Ltd - this is a registered company and owner of the licenses
Tamboran Resourses (UK) Ltd - this is a holding company
Tamboran Resourses Ltd- this is not registered and doesn't exists.

Tamboran Resources Ltd:

- obtained a High Court Injunction
- gave noticeto DOE re. intending to test drilling
- posted letters to locals

Breaking News!!

BREAKING: COMPANIES HOUSE CONFIRMS: Tamboran Resources Ltd doesn’t exist – injunction is illegal

Posted on August 5, 2014
BREAKING NEWS! Companies House has confirmed  yesterday (4 August)  that The company “Tamboran Resources Limited” does NOT EXIST. (It is not registered) For a High Court Injunction the Magistrate should have used their company number on the injunction and it … Continue reading

DOE replies to letters from campaigners

Reply DOE to letters re: Tamboran Res. Ltd developments, planning permission, complaint

Posted on August 5, 2014
Thank you for your e-mail. For those who have raised questions under FOI/EIR, please note that the Department is treating this as normal business. DOE Planning received notification from Tamboran Resources Ltd on 21 July 2014 detailing their intentions to drill … Continue reading

Upcoming events

Solidarity Camp Belcoo 9th-11th August

 ANTI FRACKING ACTION CAMP : BELCOO, FERMANAGH // meeting in belcoo tomorrow!!/tractor run

Posted on July 31, 2014

Participants in the Britain and Ireland Frack Free & No Fracking Ireland networks will be traveling to Belcoo to support the Belcoo Protection Camp on Friday 8th of August and remaining in the environs until Monday 11th August. We invite all who support the campaign to ban fracking on the island of Ireland to join us. Continue reading

Dear Fracking Free Clare supporter,

You are invited to show your solidarity for a fracking free Ireland by supporting people in the North who are faced with test drilling. FFC can offer up to €50 travel expense reimbursement to a number of people who travel from Clare (on production of receipt). Please contact Becky for more information about reimbursement

Campaign News

Tractors run – Press release

Farmers come out in force against Fracking- Love Leitrim 3/08/14

Up to 170 farm vehicles came out for a Tractor Run in Fermanagh to support Belcoo on Sunday 3/08/14 Many tractors travelled from South of Ireland. This is a huge show of cross community and cross border solidarity against the threat of fracking. Australian firm Tamboran moved into Belcoo, Fermanagh 2 weeks ago in the early hours of the morning erecting security fencing. Communities from both sides of the border have expressed shock and anger at the lack of consultation. Whether the company needs planning permission is still uncertain. It has also been confirmed from the Irish Petroleum Affairs Division that results of any drilling will be used in Southern Ireland to further the companies work program there. This is while the public is led to believe there is currently a halt in the Republic while the EPA carry out research.

Eddie Mitchell Chair of Love Leitrim who participated in the event organised by Fermanagh groups said

“The number of tractors coming out today tells me one thing loud and clear. Fracking is not welcome on the island of Ireland North or South. This is the beginning of a movement that sees farmers fighting to protect their land and their families from this very real threat’

Tractor run – video

Posted on August 4, 2014

An historic and very moving event yesterday .. 140 tractors – over 170 vehicles altogether – drove from Belcoo Frack Free to Enniskillen in protest – and warning -against the Tamboran’s proposed activities at Ireland’s first fracking protest site.

Footage here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203414466833955&set=vb.1580781272&type=2&theater

VIDEO  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=675851855825218&set=vb.100002012287036&type=2&theater

Public meeting in County Fermanagh

Posted on August 4, 2014

Hundreds of people have attended a public meeting to discuss fracking in County Fermanagh.
Tamboran Resources wants to explore for shale gas by drilling an exploratory borehole at a quarry near Belcoo.
Protesters against the controversial fracking technique have been holding a vigil at the quarry.
The meeting was attended by representatives from Sinn Féin, the SDLP, Green Party and a local independent councillor. Continue reading

Where are our  MEP's ?

Where are the Frack Free MEP's? Does anyone have pictures from them visiting the site? This is an ALL IRELAND  issue, an EU  issue, a GLOBAL  issue!
Please fw footage to: info@frackingfreeireland.org

Campsite for fracking protestors

Posted on July 28, 2014

 A renovated mill has been turned into a campsite to accommodate anti-fracking protesters at a testing ground for shale gas, organisers said. Campaigners against an energy company’s plans to drill an exploratory borehole next month have held a … Continue reading

Take Action


Posted on August 4, 2014
Sharing the status update today from Lamp Fermanagh. ACTIONS FERMANAGH AND OMAGH COUNCILLORS MUST TAKE NOW.Today we have emailed all the Councillors in Fermanagh, and Fermanagh and Omagh District Councils with a list of actions we need them to take  Continue reading

Take action – letter to Mr. Durkan

Posted on August 4, 2014
For the reasons outlined in the template letter below we believe that it is possible to stop this now. Once again we need your help to lobby Minister Mark H Durkan. Please read and send the letter below. If you … Continue reading

Take Action – definition of minerals…

Posted on August 4, 2014
Canvass Leitrim and Fermanagh Local Representatives to initiate legal action against Tamboran with regard to Belcoo Drilling
We need your help. Please consider sending mails or making calls to local politicians in Fermanagh and Leitrim about this. Participants in … Continue reading


Tamboran in Cleggan Quarry Belcoo
All the documents here

Posted on July 30, 2014

There is no valid permission for any works on this site
there is a current planning application at the Belcoo site for an extension of the quarry This is currently being assessed with many environmental issues of concern arising.

21 July – LETTER Tamboran to locals – Security preparations at Belcoo site

Posted on July 21, 2014 21 JULY 2014 BBC  news – Tamboran: Fracking company plans ‘exploratory borehole’ in Fermanagh – http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-28401985 Tamboran information – TINFO1 What is going on? Source:Love Leitrim Tamboran have occupied a quarry owned by Acheson+Glover this morning. As they entered the … Continue reading

High court injunction

Posted on August 5, 2014 The high court injunction -  Tamboran Resources Ltd, (the firm that doesn’t exist)

County Councils Meetings

Leitrim County Councillors condemn Tamboran’s actions in Belcoo

Posted on July 31, 2014
Leitrim County Councillors have unanimously condemned Tamboran Resources actions in pre-empting the start of drilling at a quarry in Fermanagh. Tamboran are proposing to drill samples from the rock in the quarry in Belcoo, which will be sent to … Continue reading

County Councillors meetings re Belcoo

Posted on July 31, 2014
At a special meeting in Carrick-on-Shannon a unanimous motion calling on the Taoiseach to meet with the British Prime Minister and the First and Deputy First Ministers in Northern Ireland to urge them to immediately stop all drilling works being … Continue reading

Public meeting in County Fermanagh

Posted on August 4, 2014
Hundreds of people have attended a public meeting to discuss fracking in County Fermanagh. Tamboran Resources wants to explore for shale gas by drilling an exploratory borehole at a quarry near Belcoo. Protesters against the controversial fracking technique have … Continue reading

Cavan County Council – meeting 1 August

Posted on July 31, 2014
Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley expressed his surprise and disappointment at the news that Tamboran Resources Limited last week moved into a site near Belcoo, County Fermanagh to commence exploratory drilling. ‘There is huge local concern at the … Continue reading

Petrol Bomb attack

Posted on August 4, 2014
A petrol bomb has been thrown at the home of a security guard working at a controversial fracking site in Northern Ireland. The attack took place at a house in Letterbreen on the outskirts of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh. … Continue reading


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