Construction Ireland Logo For Mobile
Time and date
Share this page
Construction News

Call For Fracking To Be Banned Across Ireland

Construction News Image
Sinn Féin's spokespersons on Energy in the Oireachtas, Michael Colreavy TD and in the Assembly Phil Flanagan MLA have stated that fracking must be banned across Ireland and that simply attempting to mitigate against its most negative impacts will not suffice.

Speaking after they both attended an event in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen organised by Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network, which was addressed by Dr Eilish Cleary, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province of New Brunswick, on the impacts of fracking, they said: "We were delighted to attend this event and welcome Dr Eilish Cleary back to Fermanagh to hear from her experience in New Brunswick.

"However, having studied her report and the recommendations it contains, it is abundantly clear that simply attempting to mitigate against the worst aspects of fracking will not suffice on the island of Ireland.

"We should not be attempting to deal with the cleanup and damage that will inevitably come if fracking goes ahead.

"Fracking needs to be banned in Ireland and Sinn Féin will continue to stand with those opposed to this dangerous method of gas exploration across the country."


Latest Construction News


Construction work to extend GMIT's Innovation Hub (iHub) at the GMIT Galway campus has started. The extension will double the size of the Innovation Hub to about 2,400 m2, providing space for an additional three dedicated MedTech R&D units; 17 incubation units for start-ups in the Software, Digital

Power NI is to increase its electricity prices by 13.8 %. This is the firms biggest price rise in 5 years. The price increase will come into effect on 01 October 2018. Stephen McCully, Managing Director of Power NI, said: "Putting our prices up is the last thing we want to do, but unfortunately w

Fianna Gael is calling for the Noel Cantwell Walk area in Cork to be rejuvenated as it has been neglected for a long time and is in a run down state. Cork South Central Senator Jerry Buttimer confirmed that he will be writing to the council urge them to clean it up. He said: "On a recent visit to

Work has started to extend a facility at Nova University College Dublin (UCD). The €6.5 million development project is taking place in the east courtyard and is expected to be completed in 12 months. NovaUCD, based on UCD's Belfield campus, officially opened in October 2003 and is currently home t

Quinn Automatic is to start sewer maintenance work in Co L'Derry. The work will take place in the Culmore Road area and will begin on Sunday, 19 August. It is expected to take around a week to complete. The work will involve structural repairs and the replacement of an existing cover on a Combine

Only 8% of rental properties in Ireland surveyed across 11 areas are priced within the reach of households receiving Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) and Rent Supplement, according to study by the Simon Communities. The report, Locked Out of the Market XI, looked at the cost of renting in eleven l

Contractor Ward & Burke has commenced work to end the discharge of untreated sewage into Cork Lower Harbour. The work is being completed on behalf of Irish Water through its investment in the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project.  A 90-metre section of the road on the R610 close to Passage We

Two new major Belfast developments worth a combined £70 million have received the green light from Belfast City Council's Planning Committee. Members approved proposals for the £50m first phase of the landmark Belfast Waterside development and the £20m 11-storey Graham House development on Albert S

Around 200 acres of land has been identified to deliver over 1,000 new homes in Ballymastone, Donabate. Fingal County Council will begin to develop the properties next year after the completion of the Donabate Distributor Road. The homes will be affordable public and private housing which will be

Site clearance works are to begin on the Osberstown Road, Kildare, to create full site access. Contractors SIAC Colas JV will be completing the works. A number of lane closures and a stop/go single lane traffic system will be in place from 16-17 August between 10am and 4pm. A further closure will
Contech Building Products LimitedCarlow Concrete TanksDrogheda Hire & SalesGardenFxWoodford Timber ProductsKG ManufacturingIrish Eco HomesHofmeister Tiles & Natural Stone LimitedFlynn Furney Environmental ConsultantsContech Building Products Limited
Terms and Conditions