Local Politics

No Fracking Here!

The huge multinational Tamboran wants to begin massive exploration for natural gas in Ireland, drilling 1,600 wells in Fermanagh and Leitrim using the dangerous hydraulic fracturing technique, or “fracking” as it is more commonly known.

Bloody Sunday: forty years on

Forty years ago, on Sunday 30 January 1972, members of the Parachute Regiment (the Paras) shot 27 unarmed civilians, (14 of whom died) on a protest through the barricaded Bogside area of Derry. Eight of those killed were aged under 22. Six of them were 17 year olds.

Foster left red-faced in fracking debate


In the last four months, hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as it is commonly referred to has became a bigger issue here in Northern Ireland.