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:–FINAL.pdf

Schermafdruk 2017-04-29 14.06.21 geknipt

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CETA – email MEP’s NOW ( before Wed 15 Feb)

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All info here:
Click on the link and contact the MEP’s who haven’t signed the pledge!
Or email:;;;;

and  say ” I,……………, (address)……….., hereby ask you not to vote for Ceta on my behalf this Wednesday 15th of February, 2017. ”



CDM smith and EPA statements and presentation – 31 Jan, joint committee

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hooper presentation

Opening Statement – CCAE J09 – DEpt of CCAE

Hooper Presentation

Hooper Statement

EPA – UGEE Integrated Synthesis_web

Full recording of committee meeting in the Dáil yesterday. (31 Jan 2017)

Bill to ban Fracking – Amendment moved – Call for submissions

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Stages of the Fracking Bill:
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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

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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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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Woodburn forest debate: Official report & Text Motion

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Woodburn Forest

Mr. Durkan: 7.45 pmI have been inundated with angry tweets, emails and correspondence on this issue. I even got a letter from Mark Ruffalo, the Incredible Hulk actor. Believe me, you do not want to make him angry.
Mr Agnew: He turns green.
Mr Durkan: He clearly is green, all right.