Anti-fracking protests outside Leitrim County Council in Carrick on Shannon in 2011. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied accusations it commissioned a “cheerleader” of the fracking industry to help carry out a major st(...)

DUP energy minister Arlene Foster. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Exploration company Tamboran Resources is to legally challenge decisions made by Northern Executive ministers which effectively bars it from drilling (...)

Tamboran Resources, the Australian resources company,  went to great lengths to explain that it was not fracking. Photograph: Bloomberg

When is fracking not fracking? When you are drilling to find out if fracking is possible seems to be the answer according to Tamboran Resources, the A(...)

Australian exploration company Tamboran Resources said it plans drill a borehole in Co Fermanagh next month to test for natural gas

Australian exploration company Tamboran Resources said it plans drill a borehole in Co Fermanagh next month to test for natural gas. The borehole near(...)

Environmental activists arrive in English village of Balcombe, West Sussex, on Saturday for the Reclaim the Power Action Camp, as anti-fracking demonstrations continue at the Cuadrilla exploratory drilling site there. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

When I was in school, my English teacher introduced me to the concept of “God words”, words whose associations are so visceral that they can’t be argu(...)

Australian mining company Tamboran Resources has a shale gas exploration licence for the  Lough Allen basin,  covering about half of Co Fermanagh. Image: Google Maps

Anti-fracking campaigners have urged anyone concerned about plans to exploit shale gas in Northern Ireland to make their views known on the scope of a(...)