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


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


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


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


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


  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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Public consultation on the anti-fracking bill closing February 10th 2017 (Extended)


Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment Public Consultation on UGEE (Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction) Now Open until Friday 10th February 2017 Tony McLoughlin’s Prohibition of the Exploration and Extraction of Onshore Petroleum Bill 2016 is at

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Love Leitrim’s heart is back on the hill

Image of the heart on Benbo captured by Páraig Thornton

The Love Leitrim heart is once again shining above Manorhamilton. The installation was originally designed by artist Darragh Wilkins in 2015. It is on Benbo for Christmas 2016 and will be visible from 6.30 to 8.30 pm every day this

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North Leitrim Sustainable Energy Community is a voluntary group established in June 2016 to promote community owned renewable energy and energy efficiency in the area. We are currently preparing an application to the SEAI under the Better Energy Communities programme

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Lets get on with the business of banning fracking! – Love Leitrim release 01/12/16


Responses to the UGEE Joint Research Programme report Love Leitrim warmly welcomed Minister Naughten response to the long awaited EPA report released November 30th. In his statement the Minister displayed a zero tolerance to the risks highlighted by the report

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EPA Report – Released 30th November 2016


The EPA UGEE Joint Research Programme report stage 1 has been released. Listen back below to some of the initial reactions to the report. **UPDATED: The documents are available here as the report is broken down into various 11 sections;

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UPDATE TG4: Report on the first stretch of the SLNCR Greenway


UPDATE: Féach ar an tuarascáil seo thíos ó TG4. See the report below from TG4 The recent opening of the SLNCR Greenway (first phase) in Dromahair is already drawing national attention. A TG4 camera crew interviewed local Irish speakers this

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Love Leitrim monthly meeting – Thursday 8.00pm December 1st


The next Love Leitrim meeting will take place this Thursday, December 1st at 8.00pm. We are always seeking new members. Please come along if you would like to participate in the group or you would like more information from us.

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Sligo With Standing Rock Fundraiser – Wednesday December 14th 2016


We have been asked to share the details of this event in support for standing rock, thanks to the organisers at The Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company and The Swagman Bar for creating this. Please support their efforts in any way you

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Please take a few minutes to respond to this over the weekend – Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have invited comments on their draft Local Development Plan. We’d like to encourage them to take a stronger stance against fracking and

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