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national / environment / opinion/analysis Friday March 08, 2013 18:29 by one of NFI   text 7 comments (last - friday april 26, 2013 21:47)
Statement from participants in the No Fracking Ireland Network on the EPA ‘public consultation’ process with regard to ‘Proposed terms of reference for EPA/DCENR/NIEA Research Programme on Environmental Impacts of Unconventional Gas Exploration & Extraction (UGEE)’
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national / environment / opinion/analysis Friday March 08, 2013 18:20 by One of NFI
This was originally published by Gluaiseacht in a publication released at the time of the 2012 Grassroots Gathering in Galway. read full story / add a comment
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national / environment / event notice Wednesday March 06, 2013 11:36 by anon   text 3 comments (last - sunday march 17, 2013 23:54)   image 1 image   video 3 video files   3 attached files
The Irish government is giving away our natural resources. Oil and Gas exploration licences have been handed out to big multi nationals under terms that mean the Irish people do not gain jobs, a revenue stream or security of supply. Practices with serious environmental consequences, such as Fracking,are not ruled out under law. Our water is about to be sold off too and our fisheries have been damaged and given away to the EU. read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Monday February 25, 2013 17:58 by Meg   text 1 comment (last - friday march 01, 2013 20:57)
Award winning scientist, Jessica Ernst, a 55 year old Canadian with 30 years oil and gas industry experience, is suing the Alberta government, Alberta energy regulator, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), and EnCana for negligence and unlawful activities related to hydraulic fracturing. The technology has become the subject of serious government investigations throughout North America due to surface and groundwater contamination.

Jessica is giving a series of talks on Fracking around Ireland and England from March 2nd to March 11th, Taking in Leitrim, Clare, Belfast, Maynooth, Dublin, Lancs, London read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Monday February 25, 2013 17:55 by Meg   text 2 comments (last - sunday march 03, 2013 01:52)
Award winning scientist, Jessica Ernst, a 55 year old Canadian with 30 years oil and gas industry experience, is suing the Alberta government, Alberta energy regulator, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), and EnCana for negligence and unlawful activities related to hydraulic fracturing. The technology has become the subject of serious government investigations throughout North America due to surface and groundwater contamination.

Jessica is giving a series of talks on Fracking around Ireland and England from March 2nd to March 11th, Taking in Leitrim, Clare, Belfast, Maynooth, Dublin, Lancs, London read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Monday February 25, 2013 17:52 by Meg
Award winning scientist, Jessica Ernst, a 55 year old Canadian with 30 years oil and gas industry experience, is suing the Alberta government, Alberta energy regulator, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), and EnCana for negligence and unlawful activities related to hydraulic fracturing. The technology has become the subject of serious government investigations throughout North America due to surface and groundwater contamination.

Jessica is giving a series of talks on Fracking around Ireland and England from March 2nd to March 11th, Taking in Leitrim, Clare, Belfast, Maynooth, Dublin, Lancs, London read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Monday February 25, 2013 17:47 by Meg
Award winning scientist, Jessica Ernst, a 55 year old Canadian with 30 years oil and gas industry experience, is suing the Alberta government, Alberta energy regulator, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), and EnCana for negligence and unlawful activities related to hydraulic fracturing. The technology has become the subject of serious government investigations throughout North America due to surface and groundwater contamination.

Jessica is giving a series of talks on Fracking around Ireland and England from March 2nd to March 11th, Taking in Leitrim, Clare, Belfast, Maynooth, Dublin, Lancs, London read full story / add a comment
national / environment / event notice Friday February 22, 2013 16:37 by Meg
Award winning scientist, Jessica Ernst, a 55 year old Canadian with 30 years oil and gas industry experience, is suing the Alberta government, Alberta energy regulator, the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB), and EnCana for negligence and unlawful activities related to hydraulic fracturing. The technology has become the subject of serious government investigations throughout North America due to surface and groundwater contamination.

Jessica is giving a series of talks on Fracking around Ireland and England from March 2nd to March 11th, Taking in Leitrim, Clare, Belfast, Maynooth, Dublin, Lancs, London read full story / add a comment
Art - a Composite of Van Gogh's 'Exercise Yard' & Munch's 'Scream' by Prisoner Mick Connors.
mayo / environment / feature Sunday January 20, 2013 00:05 by Niall Harnett   text 32 comments (last - thursday april 04, 2013 22:01)   image 6 images
An insight into prison life in Ireland, namely Castlerea Prison, Co Roscommon.

On 21st April 2010 I was convicted of assaulting a number of Gardaí in relation to Shell to Sea protests and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment. Remission for good behaviour means that prisoners will have their sentences reduced by a quarter, once you keep your nose clean. I was given credit for 2 weeks time served previously in 2009, before I was bailed out pending my appeal.

So I spent 4 months in jail from April to August in the summer of 2010. read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / feature Monday December 31, 2012 18:28 by various   text 10 comments (last - wednesday january 09, 2013 06:40)   image 1 image
As the year draws to a close, we highlight some of the news stories that made it to the pages of Indymedia during the year. We are certainly living in "interesting times" as old the Chinese curse goes! Events in north Africa and the middle east related to the "fake arab spring" remained in the headlines and also as we head into 2013 the Irish economy is still saddled with enormous burden of debt by a criminal layer of developers, bankers, politicians and an international financial elite dictating to government and the promise of many more austerity budgets to come which will have the effect of stripping away all the social safety nets. read full story / add a comment
dublin / environment / event notice Sunday November 11, 2012 01:50 by Twills
Thursday November 15th @ 6pm

Fracking info talk and discussion
Room A019, IADT, Kil Avenue, Dun Laoghaire.

followed by

Ska Reggae and D&B
Bakers Corner, Kil Ave, DL read full story / add a comment
international / environment / news report Friday October 05, 2012 19:59 by Contaminated Crow   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 06, 2012 09:15)
Last week two activists from Bhopal in India came to Ireland seeking solidarity and support for their campaign to force the American transnational corporation Dow Chemical to take responsibility for toxic waste abandoned in Bhopal by Union Carbide, which Dow Chemical took over in 2001. read full story / add a comment
Map of oil and gas exploration in Irish territory
national / crime and justice / feature Wednesday September 19, 2012 23:33 by WSM   text 3 comments (last - thursday october 11, 2012 22:51)   image 2 images   video 1 video file   1 attached file
€1,600 billion. That is the figure for Irish Oil & Gas reserves already licensed revealed this morning in a detailed report from Shell to Sea using the energy corporations own reports and estimates. People in Ireland will see almost no benefits from this incredible wealth because the Irish state gives these reserves to the corporations at the cheapest terms in the world. read full story / add a comment
#Global FrackDown - Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim
international / miscellaneous / news report Tuesday September 18, 2012 15:33 by member of NFI   text 2 comments (last - tuesday september 18, 2012 17:39)   image 2 images
On Sept 22, 2012, The Global Frackdown Day will unite citizens everywhere for a day of action against Fracking and the extraction of onshore unconventional gas. We will be gathering at the Tourist Office, on the Quays, Carrick on shannon at 1pm.

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Grassroots Gathering 12th-14th Oct Galway
national / miscellaneous / event notice Wednesday September 12, 2012 12:05 by J - Grassroots Gathering   image 4 images
Grassroots Gathering
Community struggles - campaign strategies - developing networks
Galway, October 12 - 14
The Grassroots Gatherings return this October in Galway. This one will have particular sessions for communities resisting Fracking and drilling and for movements against austerity, as well as an open stream and a radical arts stream. Details will be posted here as they are finalized. Also see the Grassroots Gathering page at https://www.facebook.com/GrassrootsGathering read full story / add a comment
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national / miscellaneous / event notice Monday July 30, 2012 19:21 by Laurence Cox   text 2 comments (last - monday october 08, 2012 01:44)   image 2 images
A grassroots gathering is a one-off event run by a local group bringing together people involved in different community campaigns and social movements to learn from each other's experiences, talk about what works and what doesn't, develop networks and make alliances. There have been a dozen of these in different parts of the country over the last eleven years and they have helped support all sorts of different campaigns and movements - resisting Shell in Erris, campaigning against cuts, supporting women's right to choose, challenging neo-liberalism in the EU, creating free space for young people, opposing incinerators, community gardening, protecting natural and national heritage, highlighting US military use of Shannon, challenging racism and more. This one will have particular sessions for communities resisting Fracking and drilling and for movements against austerity, as well as an open stream and other activities. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / feature Tuesday July 03, 2012 12:45 by One of NFI   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 04, 2012 23:16)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
"Is there a safe way to frack? Probably: but not profitably; and
certainly not within the geology of a little emerald isle. "
- Greg Palast, investigative Journalist read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / event notice Wednesday June 27, 2012 13:22 by One of No Fracking Ireland   text 5 comments (last - sunday july 01, 2012 02:57)   image 2 images
Enniskillen (No.6 Cafe Merlot) - Monday 2nd July 1pm
Carrick-On-Shannon (Bush Hotel) - Monday 2nd July 8pm
Dublin (Connolly Books, Temple Bar) - Tuesday 3rd July 1pm
Dublin (The Ireland Institute, Pearse St) - Tue 3rd July 7.30 pm
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Safe Fracking - A Fairytale
international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday June 20, 2012 11:57 by Ban Fracking   text 10 comments (last - wednesday february 13, 2013 18:26)   image 1 image
Last week while covering the football in Poland, Pat Kenny's show on RTE radio 1, decided to interview Irish fracker, Oisin Fanning, chairman of San Leon, a company Fracking for shale gas in Poland. People contacted the show and demanded the topic recieve balanced coverage and not just a pro-industry rant - eventually RTE agreed to allow Ewa Sufin of the Polish Green Party on air.

The usual industry spin and lies being repeated on RTE by Oisin Fanning were exposed by what Ewa Sufin had to say about Fracking in her native Poland and why an EU wide ban must be put in place on this industry.

Below is a transcript of what Ewa Sufin said - you can listen to Oisin Fanning's interview via the RTE link below - iv starts at 1hr.27m read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Friday June 15, 2012 19:29 by NFI   text 5 comments (last - monday february 04, 2013 06:59)
The media/gov and industry are not telling people that, in fact, Fracking is a major 12 county national issue. This would result in rural Ireland being industrialised by the Fracking industry and all the dangers and risks that come with this process.

This is also a huge cross-border issue, the same company that wish to frack in the north-west, want to begin operations in Fermanagh. Fermanagh is where the anti-Fracking campaign will win or lose in Ireland.

Everyone on this island has a vested interest in ensuring that Fracking does not proceed in Fermanagh.
We all have a duty to do something to help stop this destructive industry.

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