Bill banning onshore fracking passed by Dáil
No offshore ban as Richard Boyd Barrett accuses Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil of ‘political machinations’
A fracking facility in Preston: Ireland will join four other EU member states – Scotland, France, Germany and Bulgaria – and regions of a number of countries in banning fracking on land on land. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images
Back in October, the Dáil voted to ban fracking. Total ban. End of story…. But sadly it’s not the end of the story. This article in the current Phoenix describes the trickery that FG and civil servants have been using to delay the Bill’s passage through committee stage. After that is still has to go back to the Dáil for another vote and then the Seanad.
ii) Policy issues arising from: