Activities 2012

Awareness-Raising Presentations and Discussions

Local Authorities: Leitrim County Council, Clare County Council, Bundoran Town Council, Fermanagh District Council,

Public Meetings and Community Groups: Carrick-on-Shannon, Templemore, Glenfarne, Ballyshannon, Ballycastle (Antrim), NUI Galway, Belcoo, Cashel, Derrygonnelly, Derrylyn, Garrison, Rossinver, Ballinamore, Glenfarne, Ballinaglera, Drumkeerin, Drumshanbo.

Schools: Sligo Grammer School, Lough Allen College (Drumkeerin), St Clare’s Comprehensive (Manorhamilton).

Other organisations: Religious congregations (Mercy International), Deanery of Kilmore, Rural Community Network, Rural Enabler Advisory Group, Blacklion IFA, Northwest Engineers Association, Young Friends of the Earth, Artist’s Collective exhibition.


• Delegation to Minister Pat Rabbitte
• Submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Communications and Energy
• Delegation to Northern Ireland Minister for Environment Alex Attwood
• Presentation to Fine Gael Constituency Group
• Parliamentary questions given to Dáil deputies

Publicity for Campaign

• Website developed and constantly maintained. Blog, Facebook and Twitter functions.
• Archive of independent peer-reviewed articles written on the impacts of fracking
• Television interviews and debates on RTE1, TV3, BBC1, BBC2, UTV, TG4
• Radio interviews on RTE1 (Pat Kenny Show), Newstalk (Mark Coleman), Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Ulster, Shannonside, Ocean FM, Radio na Gaeltachta
• Press releases published in Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Leitrim Observer, Anglo Celt, Donegal Post, Sligo Examiner

Young people

• Presentations given to students in Leitrim, Sligo and Fermanagh, followed by discussions and plans for future projects
• Good Energies Youth founded
• Workshop being designed for schools; roll-out planned for September
• Children’s video produced, goes global
• GEAI applying for accreditation as hosting organisation for European volunteers. Plans to host at least one young volunteer per annum
• Working with MARDI, publicising the potential of programme to send volunteers from Ireland to other European countries

Artists Campaigning Against Fracking

GEAI includes Engage Artist Collective members. The aim of this collective is to develop mixed media exhibitions to publicise the impacts of fracking.

Artists exhibition against fracking