Leitrim Councillors call on public to oppose fracking in Northern Ireland

Leitrim councillor Mary Bohan is calling on members of the public to make a submission to the Department of the Economy in the north stating their opposition to an application for a fracking licence from Tamboran Resources.

The Fianna Fail councillor made the call at the Annual General meeting of Leitrim County Council where she also successfully proposed a motion calling on the council to make an official submission in opposition to the application before the deadline of July 5TH.

Leitrim council had agreed a proposals to ban fracking in the county and register it in the county development plan in January of 2014 after Tamboran had applied for a licence to explore the north Leitrim area in 2011.

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The Irish government went on to pass legislation banning the controversial practice in June of 2017.

Councillor Mary Bohan says the fact that Tamboran has now applied for a licence in Fermanagh means there is still a major threat to water resources in the entire region: