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European anti-fracking conference Fermanagh bound - Anderson

Published: 31 October, 2014

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has announced plans to bring a major European anti-fracking conference to Fermanagh.

Speaking after visiting Fermanagh alongside Michelle Gildernew MP, Ms Anderson said;

"I visited Fermanagh today and met with representatives of anti-fracking groups from the county and from Leitrim alongside party colleagues Michelle Gildernew MP and Michael Colreavy TD.

"We held a very useful and positive meeting on the concerns of the local community about plans for fracking in the area.

"As part of Sinn Féin's commitment to oppose fracking, I announced that I will be bringing a major European conference on the issue to Fermanagh in the new year.

"The conference will bring together a panel of experts and will consider the environmental, health and economic impact that fracking would have on Fermanagh.

"This event is about Sinn Féin's commitment to ensure that fracking will not take place on the island of Ireland."