Dail Fracking ban – FOE

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On Wednesday, the Dáil, the lower house of the Irish parliament, passed a Bill to #BanFracking. SHARE to spread the good news.

Here’s what our Deputy Director, Kate Ruddock, had to say:
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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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Exploration Licences

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)

Government reject SF amendment to Ban Fracking – Reilly

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Government reject SF amendment to Ban Fracking – Reilly


1 July, 2015 – by Kathryn Reilly

This evening during the debate on the Petroleum (Exploration and Extraction) Safety (Amendment) Bill 2015 in the Seanad, Sinn Féin Senator Kathryn Reilly called on the government to accept a Sinn Féin amendment that: “A petroleum undertaking shall not use unconventional methods of gas exploration or extraction.” This was to ban the use of unconventional methods of gas exploration or extraction (Fracking) in Ireland. The amendment was voted down by government senators.

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Colreavy call on parties to unite against fracking

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Presentation to TD’s – 2 articles + comments – time for TAMBORAN to go

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A meeting to discuss the unconventional gas exploration and extraction proposing the use of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Lough Allen Basin was held in the Dáil on Wednesday, November 12th. Continue reading

To Frack or not to Frack – an overview

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NI minister urges an open mind on fracking – NI politicians position on fracking

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The North’s Minister with responsibility for energy Arlene Foster has called for an “objective assessment” of whether shale gas exploration can or should take place in Fermanagh, along the Border with Leitrim and Cavan. Continue reading

Fracking Matters Newsletter – 04-14(135)

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Fracking Matters Newsletter 04-14 (135)  1 February 2014

Key word for this newsletter is DEMOCRACY
Watch the video:
This is what Democracy looks like ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdHsA3qKmNU

  • People all over the world don’t want to be fracked.
    In a democracy politicians are listening to the voice of the people and we are happy we still have – a few-  in Ireland!
    – And the media should cover the stories in a balanced manner…..
  • Read how
    – politicians did respond (or not) to the joint open letter to EU institutions..
    The media did cover (or not) the joint open letter…
  • BIFF – Britain and Ireland Frack Free:
    updates on the situation in the
    – UK
    – NI
    and more