Blog Archives

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


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.


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


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


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


  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)


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

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

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

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;

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

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.

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items



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

Posted in Events, Fracking

Love Leitrim welcomes call for ban in Northern Ireland


Love Leitrim welcome the move towards tabling a bill to ban fracking by SDLP Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Richie McPhillips, announced on 8/11/2016.  In his statement Mr Mc Phillips made reference to the developments toward banning fracking in Scotland

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items

Statement regarding the bill on the prohibition of the exploration and extraction of onshore petroleum


Love Leitrim are proud to be part of the efforts to prevent the process of exploring for and extracting oil and gas from shale rock and tight sands (UGEE – commonly known as Fracking) from taking place in Ireland. We

Posted in Fracking, General, News Items

Vote for this image and help our cause – From Eagles Rock to Standing Rock

Paul Slattery, Michael Gallagher and Eddie Mitchell of Love Leitrim. Pic-D Keegan

This image of solidarity from Eagles Rock in county Leitrim to Standing Rock Dakota, has been entered in the @huaweisnapys competition under Best Community entries.  The photograph was taken at Eagles Rock by local photographer Dervilla Keegan. Voting will end

Posted in Events, Fracking, News Items