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Lough Erne Resort April 27th 2015. LAMP facilitates for the community fracking meeting

Eddie_04292015_223411Lough Erne Resort. LAMP facilitates for the community from across Fermanagh to hear updates and ask crucial questions on fracking of those seeking votes in Westminster Elections. Videos from the event are available here;. Below, Eddie Mitchell speaks about the
Last Updated:April 29, 2015

Next Love Leitrim meeting Thurs Apr 30th, 8pm Bee Park Community Centre, Manorhamilton

The next Love Leitrim meeting will take place on Thursday April 30th 2015 at 8pm in the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton.
Last Updated:April 29, 2015

Fianna Fáil energy policy opposes the use of fracking

ffenergyLove Leitrim Welcome the official statment from Fianna Fáil on their position with regard to fracking. In their newly released Policy Paper Energy in Ireland http://www.fiannafail.ie/energypolicy Fianna Fáil have officially stated their position with regard to fracking. In this energy
Last Updated:April 17, 2015

Pro-fracking company asked to carry out safety study on fracking

Anti-fracking protesters at a demonstration in Co Fermanagh last year. Photograph: Boyes/Press Eye.See link below to read more about the astounding news published by the Irish Times that the company our government has chosen to carry out the important research into the hazards of fracking in Ireland are a self-proclaimed pro-fracking organisation. Pro-fracking
Last Updated:April 17, 2015

‘Not one well should be drilled’

Aedin McLoughlin of Good Energies Alliance ireland, John Armstrong, Renee Vogelsang, Julia Walsh, of FrackAction and Eddie Mitchell of Love LeitrimJulia Walsh, Founder and Campaign Director with FrackAction in New York said to a packed hall of over 200 people in Leitrim that they would offer support to ensure “that not one fracking well would be drilled in Ireland”. She
Last Updated:April 5, 2015

Friends of the Earth meeting Thursday 9th April 2015 in the Teachers Club Dublin

Renee VogelsangThe leaders of the successful campaign for a ban on fracking in New York state start a week long visit to Ireland today. They’ll be touring the areas under threat from fracking in Ireland, North and South, and then speaking
Last Updated:April 4, 2015

Streamed Event ‘Climate Conversations’ 2015 8th April 7pm

ccdesign1You are invited to take part in the third of a series of five “Climate Conversations” next Wednesday at 7pm in the Guinness Storehouse. the event will be streamed and questions can be posed in advance. Click attend event below
Last Updated:April 4, 2015

The North Leitrim Glens Hill Walking Festival Easter 2015 Sat 4th and Sun 5th April

IMG_9257Stunning views and friendly locals are an integral part of the Annual North Leitrim Glens Hill Walking Festival. Based in Leitrim, a little known gem in Ireland’s North West, this festival guarantees visitors a genuine Irish welcome in some of
Last Updated:April 2, 2015

Successful New York campaigners against fracking visit Ireland – Glenfarne Friday 3rd April 2015

John and Martina of Love Leitrim with Renee Julia and John in the Ballroom of RomanceUpdate:- (Video and Photos) The meeting in the Ballroom of Romance Glenfarne was an interesting and successful event with more than one hundred people in attendance. Key speakers were Aedín McLoughlin, GEAI and Eddie Mitchell, Love Leitrim/GEAI as well as our
Last Updated:April 4, 2015

Love Leitrim AGM Thursday 26th March 2015

A reminder that the Love Leitrim Annual General Meeting takes place tonight (Thursday) in the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton. It begins at 8pm and all are welcome.
Last Updated:March 26, 2015

Love Leitrim Merchandise

We are now selling our merchandise on-line as well as in the usual outlets.

Farming not Fracking baseball style caps
See this page for full details of the items we are selling:
 Love Leitrim Merchandise
To make an enquiry or place an order see this link:
 Enquiry / Order form
To pay on-line for an order use this link:
 Pay for an order


Unwanted Goods?

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Please donate your unwanted goods to raise funds for Love Leitrim:
Claire at the Curiosity Shop, Harmony Hill Sligo sells off donated goods for the cause..read more

Jan 14th Leitrim bans Fracking

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14/01/2014 -Anti-fracking campaigners are claiming a major victory on foot of Leitrim County Council’s decision to ban fracking in the county, updating its 2015-2021 development plan with a commitment to refuse permission to any plans using the controversial drilling technology..see full story and media..

Jan 13th Anti-fracking motion passed by Leitrim County Council

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13/01/2014 -This was just passed by Leitrim County Council. 17 for. 1 against. 4 abstain. That the following section on unconventional oil/gas exploration and extraction be inserted into the Leitrim County Development Plan..read more
Peaceful protesters sang anti-fracking songs outside the County Council offices while the council members debated the issue this evening

Jan 18th National Network Development Day

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18/01/2014 – The venue for the next Development Day on January 18th is now provisionally confirmed for the Sligo Northside Community Project building in Forthill. (http://sligonorthside.com)…read more

Jan 13th Leitrim County Council development plan

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13/01/2014 – Leitrim County Council will be voting on the county development plan. Groups will be gathering outside the County Council Offices in Carrick on Shannon to ensure all councillors are aware of the extent of opposition to hydraulic fracturing in Leitrim and Ireland, please attend if at all possible.

Jan 9th Call to Public Protest 9th January 2014 Enniskillen

09/01/2014 – On Thursday January 9th some anti-fracking campaigners will have a peaceful gathering outside the offices of Fermanagh District Council in Enniskillen from 6.30pm. Tony Bazeley from Tamboran had been due to address councillors but has now withdrawn. Some campaigners will still gather at the offices..read more


Oct 19th Global Frackdown 2013

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”Growing a frack free future together”

Join Love Leitrim as they plant seeds Wellieof hope in three different sites in
Manorhamilton, North Leitrim.
Meet at Manorhamilton Playground at 2pm Sat Oct 19th.
Bring your wellies and a smile. Get Down on Global Frackdown.

For more info call: +353 (86) 228 6393

Daffodil planting to mark Global Frackdown Day 19th October 2013
Update:Photos from the day are here

 

And some more photos here

October 8th MEP’s voting

30/09/2013 – Make sure your MEP is voting for a mandatory EIA in deferred vote now on Oct 8th September 30, 2013.
On October 8 2013, a very important vote will take place in the European Parliament. ALL 766 MEPs will vote on a report (the Zanoni report) about environmental impact assessments (EIAs).

send_mailPlease lobby your MEP’s now see this link for information on how to influence your MEP”s while there is still time.

 


Warrior Run 2013

14/08/13 – The warriors run takes place on sat August 31st in Strandhill Co.  Sligo. The route is multi-terrain 15 km including an ascent to the top of Knocknarea. To coincide with this Love Leitrim are running a sponsorship drive for one of our members…
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Save our Planet awards competition 2013

11/08/2013 – Love Leitrim were among the award recipients at this years Save Our Planet Awards. Thanks to everyone who voted for us. It is encouraging to receive some recognition for the work that goes into the events and the hard work of our members.


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“The Government decided that now is not the appropriate time to proceed with the sale of harvesting rights in Coillte and that the current focus must be on the restructuring of Coillte, overseen by NewERA and the relevant stakeholder Departments”.
-Simon Coveney

To all who took part in the campaign, congratulations – you have been heard. May your future endeavours enjoy the same level of success.

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Love Leitrim was formed in late 2011 with the purpose of preserving and promoting the quality of life in our part of the world.
Currently the biggest threat to our way of life is UGEE (unconventional gas exploration and extraction); the process commonly known as fracking. The result of this has been a central effort by the group to do what we can to prevent this irresponsible development. Most of our resources have been diverted in this direction, please see this website for a more comprehensive overview of the anti-fracking movement.
We are fortunate to have a diverse range of people involved in the group and are determined to push forward our goals in a logical and passive, positive manner. The group is always looking for new members for ideas and skills. Many areas of the site permit feedback and comments and feedback, suggestions, large wodges of cash and ‘constructive’ criticism are welcome here.
If you have any spare time, energy or ideas we would love to hear from you and you will find a warm welcome in our group. Our meetings are currently held in the Bee Park Manorhamilton every second week and you are welcome to come along.
We will continue to update this information as best we can and we hope to soon have a comprehensive web site to keep you informed.If you are looking for specific information on the hydraulic fracturing campaign, take a look in the Fracking News section or visit the dedicated site;

Another site that has come to our attention recently is Shale Gas research Ireland by the Impact Research Group.
The Impact Research Group contrasts the promises made by shale gas promoters with the prospects for the almost 500,000 existing jobs supported by Agriculture, Food and Tourism, and the likely incompatibility involved. Their site includes information on health, veterinary concerns, the looming shale gas “bubble” and more.
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