ThE SHARE OF TDs in the new Dáil coming from the three main parties – Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour – is the lowest it has ever been.
And more than one third (36%) of the representation in our national parliament belongs to Sinn Féin, Independents and smaller parties.
Campaign to Support Right 2 Change Candidates supported by 58 global groups
It seems that John Perry (FG) contradict his previously stated written position on fracking at the Love Leitrim husting:
‘John Perry TD reinforced his ‘total opposition’ to fracking on the night. Clarity sought is still outstanding into a statement received prior to the meeting in which he said, “Until more scientific information becomes available as to the merits and demerits of fracking technology, I do not wish to commit to a specific pro or anti decision at this time.” ‘
Recently he signed the pledge to support a legislation to ban fracking
‘As a candidate for election to Dáil Éireann, I pledge that, if elected, I will actively support legislation to ban unconventional exploration or extraction of oil or gas and/or the use of high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Ireland.
I make this pledge to support the health and safety of the people of Ireland, to address climate change by rejecting another source of fossil fuels, and to protect our international reputation for clean air, water and land, threatened by fracking.’
And last but not least, the government (FG, Labour) issued 14 new off shore licences!
to companies including oil majors Eni, Exxon and Statoil, allowing them to explore for hydrocarbons off the coast of Ireland.
These facts should be convincing that it is Right 2 Change NOW!
Our campaign (an initiative from NO FRACKING IRELAND and Fracking Free Ireland) is supported by 57 global organisations
14 new off shore licenses issued in the dying days of a government – sound familiar? #fracking 2011
As the election squabble sideshow grabs the headlines, ownership of Irish natural resources is being handed over to foreign corporations
We the undersigned, believe that in order to achieve immediate action on climate change issues, including a ban on fracking in Ireland, that we should unite in supporting candidates involved in the Right 2 Change/Right 2 Water movement in the upcoming general election.
The political parties that have been in power for the duration of the last two governments, have proven to us, that when it comes to making decisions, between the good of the people and our environment versus the desires of huge corporations and undemocratic institutions, these parties have, time and time again, against the will of the people, chosen to facilitate the corporate world and undemocratic institutions. Continue reading
Fracking Matters Newsletter – elections 2016 trust and truth
22 Feb 2016