Following COP21, an opposition Member of the Irish Parliament, Richard Boyd Barrett of People Before Profit, decided to introduc a Bill to ban fracking in the Republic of Ireland to pressurise our pro-fracking government to take action on climate change.
Please beware of any official government statements appearing in the press saying that the government has ruled out fracking. It has done no such thing, because it has still not even put a stop to the fracking industry-led research study as demanded by campaigners. Read more about the Stop The Study campaign below
As you may know, there is a general election coming up in Ireland next year and the Irish media is far from independent, so if you want to receive accurate updates about fracking in Ireland rather than government propaganda, it’s best to get your news from campaign groups directly.
Below reliable sources regarding the Bill introduced on December 17 which you can share.
People Before Profit join environmental groups to propose Dáil bill banning fracking, December 17, 2015
An Taisce welcomes proposed Prohibition of Fracking Bill, December 17, 2015
Bill to ban fracking in Ireland welcomed by environmental groups, December 17, 2015
Since this Bill was introduced by a politician from a minor party, there is no guarantee that other parties will support it, but campaigners will be pressurising all parties to do so ahead of next year’s elections. You can help pressurise our pro-fracking government by signing these two petitions: https://uplift.ie/fracking/ & https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Ban_Fracking_Ireland/?fAgUJjb&pv=37.