Calls for Mayo to 'wake up' on fracking issue

Mayo needs to wake up to the reality that the controversial method of extracting natural gas from rock — known as fracking — could soon become a major issue in the county.

That is according to two local Sinn Féin representatives who this week urged the public and political representatives to call on the Government to make its position on fracking clear because a number of Mayo townlands in the Swinford and Charlestown areas have long been flagged as possible fracking sites.

Fracking is a controversial — but lucrative and effective — method of extracting gas from shale rock. It involves drilling wells deep underground and pumping in water, sand, and chemicals at high pressure to fracture the rock and release natural gas.


Sport

Kingdom take Mayo’s crown

All good things come to an end and Mayo’s reign as All Ireland minor champions was finished off by an impressive Kerry team in Croke Park on the under-card of the big game between the two counties’ senior sides.


News

Calls for Mayo to 'wake up' on fracking issue

Mayo needs to wake up to the reality that the controversial method of extracting natural gas from rock — known as fracking — could soon become a major issue in the county.


Business

Kiltimagh company to hit €200m in sales this year

CMS Distribution in Kiltimagh, which has doubled in size in the last four years, has revealed it is on target to generate sales in excess of €200 million in 2014.


Health & Lifestyle

How old is your heart?

A new type of health screening which may be a better predictor for risk of stroke and heart attack than the traditional blood pressure test will be available at four Mayo venues next week.


Entertainment

Michael English and band are back in town

Kildare native Michael English is bringing his country music dance band to Mayo tomorrow (Saturday) night for a performance at the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris.


Motoring

Opel Adam Rocks without the roll

With its broader muscular stance, distinctive body cladding, and an electrically folding swing top canvas roof, the new Opel Adam Rocks is a bit of a mould breaker. It is set to roll into Ireland next month, priced from €18,995.


Opinion

Do we want reform or do we just not care?

So, the Seanad survived the chop, the people have spoken or to be more exact around 40 per cent of them have. The right to vote and shape the future of our country is something that was struggled for for hundreds of years, but when two questions to shape the future direction of democracy and the legal setup of the nation was asked, 60 per cent of the people didn't even bother to show up and have their say.


Property

More than twenty properties expected to be sold at Connacht Property Auction

The Connacht Property Auction is a partnership of more than 30 established auctioneers across Mayo and Connacht who offer both online and public auctions to their clients.

Connacht Property Auction

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