More than 3,000 submissions have been made in relation to an application for fracking in county Fermanagh.
Environmental groups in this region, especially in Co. Leitrim, have mounted a campaign urging people to oppose the proposal, which they claim will have a huge negative impact on neighbouring counties. According to figures released by the Department of Economy in the North, a total of 3,186 responses were received during the consultation period from early May to 31st July.
The controversial plans for fracking, which was banned by the Irish government in 2017, have been put forward by the Tamboran Resources company
A spokesperson for the Department of Economy said the responses are currently being analysed and that recommendations on granting the petroleum licence will be made to a future minister.
Jamie Murphy, chairperson of the Love Leitrim environmental group says it’s great to see so many people making submissions but that the future is uncertain with no executive currently sitting in the North.