Government must intervene to prevent Tamboran from Drilling – Special Meeting of Cavan County Council

Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley expressed his surprise and disappointment at the news that Tamboran Resources Limited last week moved into a site near Belcoo, County Fermanagh to commence exploratory drilling. ‘There is huge local concern at the arrival of security men in the early hours of last Monday morning to erect razor wire and related fencing on a site overlooking Lough MacNean. The construction of razerwire has all sorts of negative implication for people in a border community and if nothing else amounts to a clear indication of what is to come from Tamboran. We had been assured that this type of activity could not happen in County Fermanagh but it now appears that Tamboran can commence their activities without any further consent or permission from the Northern Authorities.’ ‘Fracking has potentially serious environmental implications with resultant risk to human health. I strongly believe that proceeding with this type of technology in the light of the serious damage done in other parts of the world would be disastrous for our region and Country. In light of the recent developments, I have asked Cllr. Shane P. O’Reilly, Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council to convene a Special Meeting of Cavan County Council to discuss the matter and to consider a detailed motion I have submitted on the issue. I am pleased that he as acceded to my request and confirm that the meeting will take place on Friday next 1st August 2014.’ ENDS John Paul Feeley County Councillor Stranamorth Blacklion Co. Cavan Tel. (087) 6989304 Sent from my iPad