Joint Committee final report: A step closer to ban fracking – back doors to frack Ireland are still open

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Joint Committee final report: http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/committees/communicationsclimatechangenaturalresources/fracking/20170412-Report-32CCAE001–FINAL.pdf

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CONSULTATION – Draft ban fracking in Co. Sligo Development plan

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Draft Sligo County Development Plan 2017-2023
Public Consultation from 21st September to 30th November 2016
http://www.sligococo.ie/cdp/

Following pre-draft consultation in 2015, Sligo County Council has prepared a Draft Development Plan for County Sligo for the period 2017 to 2023. The Draft Plan is now on public display from the 21st September to the 30th November 2016. The Draft Plan can be viewed online at the following link:

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Sligo Council to decide on fracking ban

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Sligo Council to decide on fracking ban

Sligo County Council will decide at its meeting on Monday (27th June) whether to include a ban on fracking in the new draft County Development Plan when councillors will consider an extensive motion on the issue submitted by Independent Cllr Declan Bree.
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Infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard unlikely to intervene in Woodburn Forest oil project

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http://www.irishnews.com/news/2016/06/08/news/minister-unlikely-to-intervene-in-woodburn-forest-oil-drilling-project-551715/

THE infrastructure minister, Chris Hazzard, has been criticised after indicating he will not be intervening directly in the case of an exploratory oil drill at Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus.

The Sinn Féin minister has proposed a change in the law to require any exploration company to seek full planning permission for test drilling, but said there were “very limited opportunities for me to act in this case” as the matter was now the responsibility of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
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Live updates on Woodburn Forest debate

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Woodburn Forest 160509 2The Northern Ireland Assembly is debating a motion by Sinn Fein politicians, Oliver McMullan and Gerry Kelly, on InfraStrata’s drilling plans at Woodburn Forest in County Antrim. The drilling has been allowed under permitted development rights, without the need for planning permission, consultation or an environmental impact assessment. Check for live updates throughout the evening.

The motion is:

That this Assembly notes with concern the application by InfraStrata to drill at Woodburn Forest, County Antrim; recognises the concerns of residents in County Antrim over drilling proposals at the forest; and calls on the Executive to ensure that such applications are not approved until assurances are secured against any negative potential impacts on water supply, the environment, tourism and local communities.


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Amendment by Sinn Fein

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Exploration Licences: Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:15 pm on 14th March 2016

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Oral Answers to Questions — Enterprise, Trade and Investment – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:15 pm on 14th March 2016

David McNarry UKIP 2:15 pm, 14th March 2016

4. Mr McNarry asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment how many petroleum and natural gas exploration licences are operational in Northern Ireland. (AQO 9842/11-16)

Election 2016 – seats taken – How the three main parties lost their stranglehold on Irish politics – in just a decade

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http://www.thejournal.ie/three-main-parties-rise-of-independents-sinn-fein-election-2016-2629283-Mar2016/
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.
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