Tag: Fermanagh

School transport charges threatened

Education Authority CEO Gavin Boyd threatened to impose charges of between £50 and £200 per child for transport to school. The imposition of charges from September 2017 would devastate low-income households. It’s another regressive stealth tax on working-class households. It is also an anti-rural policy affecting those living outside town […]

Fracking Threat Hasn't Gone Away

It is now one year since the magnificent community campaign organised by anti-fracking activists in Belcoo succeeded in forcing Stormont to intervene and halt drilling by the exploration company Tamboran. Since then, while the case against fracking has only strengthened internationally, the companies and their political backers are working hard […]

EQUIPMENT MOVED ON SITE BY FRACKING COMPANY IN BELCOO

LOCAL COMMUNITY PROTEST 7PM TONIGHT ASSEMBLY EXECUTIVE CHALLENGED OVER REPORTS THAT PSNI ESCORTED DRILL EQUIPMENT A protest is to be held this evening in Belcoo Co Fermanagh by the local community against the installation of drilling equipment by fracking company Tamboran at a local quarry. Belcoo resident Donal O’Cofaigh and […]

O’Cofaigh challenges candidates to public debate on fracking

Speaking as elections to the new local councils on May 22nd have been officially declared, anti-fracking activist Donal O’Cofaigh has challenged other candidates contesting for seats in Enniskillen to a public debate on the issue. Donal said: “The introduction of fracking could potentially have a massive impact on the lives […]

“Referendum will not stop fracking” – Donal O’Cofaigh announces candidacy

“Referendum will not stop fracking”, warns leading campaigner as he announces electoral challenge Anti-fracking activist Donal O’Cofaigh has welcomed the call for a referendum on the issue in Fermanagh but warns that it will not remove the threat of hydraulic fracturing. He has announced his intention to stand as an […]

Stormont austerity punishing the poor for the crimes of the rich

Fermanagh activist Donal O’Cofaigh has condemned the Stormont Executive parties record on failing working families and the vulnerable. Mr O’Cofaigh, speaking on behalf of the Socialist Party stated “Research just released by Oxfam has confirmed that the austerity cuts which all the Assembly Executive parties are implementing have thrown record […]

Interview with Donal O’Cofaigh, Ban Fracking Fermanagh

Campaign Against Fracking heats up Can you explain what fracking is? Fracking (or high pressure hydraulic fracturing) was developed in the USA by a number of large oil/ gas MNCs to enable them to recover gas that was uneconomical through conventional means of extraction. The process involves drilling straight down […]