Blog Archives

Let’s celebrate the fracking ban at the Rainbow Ballroom -14th October

Global-Frackdown-poster-web-updated

 

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

Event for Global Frackdown 2017

LoveLeitrimLogo160x160

On Saturday 14th October Please join Love Leitrim and friends to celebrate the fracking ban, our lovely country and community power. We will be joined by some of our international friends who have helped the campaign including Jessica Ernst, Canada,

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

Fracking Bill passes fifth stage in the Dáil

The Leas Ceann Comhairle acknowledging the applause from the gallery

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

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

Cover of "Frackopoly" by Wenona Hunter

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

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

MinisterNaughtenProfile160

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

Love Leitrim congratulates Comittee on progress made on the fracking ban

Oireachtas160

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

Posted in Events, Fracking

Maryland USA Bans Fracking

maryland-fracking-ban-bill-victory-160x160

The state of Maryland has become the third US State to ban fracking. Governor Larry Hogan has now signed into law a statewide ban on fracking. This comes at the end of a long campaign with particularly strong input by

Posted in Fracking, News Items

Celebrities and Robert F Kennedy Jnr support call to ban fracking in Ireland

janeFonda160

Moves to ban fracking in Ireland have been boosted by the support of Hollywood legend, Jane Fonda. She has joined Susan Sarandon,Sean Lennon, Shailene Woodley, while Robert F Kennedy Junior has led an Irish American voice in support of a bill

Posted in Fracking, News Items

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

IMG_20170201_140350x160

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

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

OceanFMLogox160

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

Back The Bill as submission date looms

MarkRuffaloBTB470

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 -

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

Online petition to the fracking bill Committee now live

FOEIreland

  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

Posted in Events, Fracking

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

Oireachtas160

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items