Irish law- and the bill to ban fracking

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Read below in combination with the bill (second stage, 27 october 2016) moved to a SELECTED COMMITTEE by Tony McLoughlin and the call from the Oireachtas for a public consultation in the JOINT COMMITTEE

bill moved to committee

Read below: the … bill was referred to the committee
decided to undertake a detailed scrutiny
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Leitrim County Coucillors vote to ban fracking

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Leitrim County Councillors

Leitrim Draft County Development Plan
Those who voted against (1): Cllr Gerry Reynolds (Fine Gael)

Those who abstained (4): Cllr Gordon Hughes (Fine Gael), Cllr John McCartin (Fine Gael), Cllr Thomas Mulligan (Fine Gael), Cllr Enda McGloin (Fine Gael)

Those who voted for (17):

 Cllr Gerry Dolan (Independent), Cllr Seán McSharry (Independent), Cllr Martin Kenny (Sinn Féin)  Cllr Francie Gilmartin (Fianna Fáil), Cllr Mary Bohan (Fianna Fáil), Cllr John Ward (Fine Gael), Cllr Seán McDermott (Fine Gael), Cllr Gerry Kilrane (Fianna Fáil), Cllr Enda Stenson (Independent), Cllr Seán McGowan (Fianna Fáil), Cllr Tony Ferguson (Fianna Fáil), Cllr Sinéad Guckian (Fianna Fáil), Cllr Paddy O’Rourke (Fianna Fáil), Cllr Caillian Ellis (Fianna Fáil), Cllr Siobhán McGloin (Fine Gael), Cllr Frank Dolan (Fine Gael), Cllr John McTernan (Fine Gael)

This isn’t officially confirmed until the minutes come back.
LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCILLORS yesterday voted to ban fracking in the county, despite a warning from the county manager that they could be held financially responsible for future costs incurred as a result.

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Ban fracking – legally feasible?

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Only the courts can decide whether something is legal, (not keyboard lawyers.)  Article 28 A of the Constitution of Ireland was inserted into the Constitution in 1999, six years after the Glencar Exploration v Mayo County Council (1993 Judgement. )

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