Fracking ban celebration in Leitrim tonight

The Ballroom of Romance at Glenfarne in Leitrim will welcome international guests to celebrate the Irish fracking ban on Global Frackdown Day on Saturday evening.

The ban, which was proposed by Sligo/Leitrim TD Tony McLoughlin, was agreed in June and has put a stop to hydraulic fracturing in Ireland.

To celebrate the ban and the victory for the local anti-fracking campaigners, there will be a free event, including music, poetry and dance.

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