A ban on fracking in Ireland has moved a step closer after new laws outlawing onshore drilling for shale gas from rocks, sands and coal seams passed the latest stage in the Irish parliament, the Dáil, with cross-party support. Kara Moses reports.

Kate Ruddock, Friends of the Earth Ireland’s deputy director, said it was a great victory for local campaigners. “It’s also a victory for the global climate movement,” she said. “All around the world communities are campaigning to keep fossil fuels in the ground and to put citizens at the heart of a new, clean, ...


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