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Fracking Bill passes fifth stage in the Dáil

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Following an adjournment of the report stage in the Dáil last Wednesday, the Petroleum and Other Minerals Development (Prohibition of Onshore Hydraulic Fracturing) Bill 2016 has now passed the fifth and final stage in the Dáil. The bill will now

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Enniskillen book launch of “Frackopoly” by Wenonah Hauter Sunday June 11th 19:30.

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We have been asked to share the following email message regarding the book launch of “Frackopoly” by Wenonah Hauter. A chara, Although our efforts to date have secured a moratorium on Fracking in Fermanagh, the spectre of a renewed push

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Sligo – Leitrim cycle for charity

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The Sligo – Leitrim 60km Charity Cycle took place this morning from IT Sligo. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny took part in the cycle. The cycle took a scenic route around Lough Gill to Dromahair in Leitrim. Members of Love Leitrim

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Minister Denis Naughten on fracking bill -”THIS WILL NOT BE LEFT IN LIMBO”

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The Minster for the Department of Communications, Climate action and Environment, Denis Naughten has put the power of his office behind the ban fracking bill. Following a post by Friends of the Earth Ireland on the 9th May Minister Naughten

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Leitrim Energy Group Leader wins ‘Get Involved’ community competition

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Congratulations to Séamus Dunbar and North Leitrim Sustainable Energy Group(NLSEC) on winning the ‘Get Involved’ Community Champion award at the finals in Blanchardstown today. The final stage consisted of a ‘Dragons Den’ panel and Séamus suitably impressed the Judges including

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Love Leitrim congratulates Comittee on progress made on the fracking ban

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Listen to Eddie Mitchell’s comments on OceanFM below.  In April, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment published a report on its scrutiny of Deputy Tony McLoughlin’s Private Members Bill on the ban on fracking. While

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Love Leitrim AGM Thursday 11th May in the Bee Park

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Love Leitrim’s Annual General Meeting will take place in the Bee Park Manorhamilton on Thursday 11th May at 8pm. All members, volunteers and interested parties are welcome to attend. An outline of the work carried out by the group during

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‘Atlantic’ – The Model, Sligo, Friday 31st of March, 7pm followed by panel discussion

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From the maker of The Pipe, Risteard Ó Domhnaill’s new film Atlantic takes on the powerful interests carving up Ireland’s ocean resources.  Emmy Award-winning actor Brendan Gleeson narrates the film shot across Ireland, Norway and Newfoundland (Canada) by Scannáin Inbhear

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LoveLeitrim Meeting Thurs 2nd March 2017

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The Love Leitrim monthly meeting will take place on Thursday 2nd March in the Bee Park Manorhamilton. If you would like to attend please come along and introduce yourself. If you have a particular item to discuss it would be

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Press Conference on the public consultation to the JOC regarding the prohibition of fracking bill.

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Hildegarde Naughton, the Chair of Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action, received a petition from anti-fracking groups, signed by over 7000 members of the public, calling for Bill to be passed without delay. Some photographs from the press conference held in

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OceanFM – Anti-fracking campaigners say it’s time to ‘move on’ with Deputy McLoughlin’s bill

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Eddie Mitchell spoke on Ocean FM before the press conference in Buswells. See details below from the OceanFM web site Feb 1st. An anti-fracking group says it’s now time to move ahead with a Sligo/Leitrim TD’s Bill that would ban

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Time to shut the door on fracking

A powerful show of farming, community, environmental groups and local and national politicians told the government that there’s no time for delay on the bill to ban fracking. Representatives were speaking at a press conference in Dublin Feb 1st 2017

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Listen back to Love Leitrim Members speaking on NearFM’s Enviro show

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Listen back here to Love Leitrim Members Nuala McNulty and Eddie Mitchell in the second half of NearFM’s Enviro program broadcast 30th January 2017. See article below by Dave Cullen from the NearFM website. The following description is quoted from the

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Back The Bill as submission date looms

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Love Leitrim and national groups including ‘Friends of the Earth Ireland’ and ‘Uplift’ are urging people in Ireland to get their voice heard on the current public consultation on fracking, which ends next Thursday Feb 2nd.- Friday Feb 10th -

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Online petition to the fracking bill Committee now live

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  Friends of the Earth Ireland have set up an online petition for the fracking bill. If you can not submit an individual response please sign this online petition to the Fracking bill Committee. The signatures will be handed in

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