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Next Love Leitrim Meeting will be at 7pm on Tues 7th November 2017


Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 7pm in the Bee Park Community Centre Manorhamilton. Dear All, Time to get the thinking caps on! An advance reminder of our special session to discuss the future

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Jessica Ernst Videos 2017


Despite the onslaught of Hurricane Ophelia, Jessica Ernst spoke in Enniskillen on Tuesday night at Fermanagh House. Jessica also visited The Milton Rooms, Malton, North Yorkshire on the 9th of October. Videos of the events have been uploaded to youtube

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Jessica Ernst visiting the UK October 2017 – The story of how fracking ruined my water


Please note that the talk by Jessica Ernst in Enniskillen schduled for Monday 16th has been changed to Tuesday 17th at 7pm in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen.  Directions to Fermanagh House; Jessica Ernst, a scientist who has previously worked in the

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



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Event for Global Frackdown 2017


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,

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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

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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

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


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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Love Leitrim congratulates Comittee on progress made on the fracking ban


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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Maryland USA Bans Fracking


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

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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

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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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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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