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For Immediate Release
Press Release October 26th 2021: 

76 Irish Politicians join over One and a half Thousand people lodging submission against Shannon LNG at An Bord Pleanála

Over one a half thousand people have had their concerns against the new planning application by Shannon LNG for a fracked gas import terminal at Tarbert, County Kerry, formally lodged at An Bord Pleanála on the deadline last Friday.

They were joined by 76 politicians -  MEPs, Senators, TDs and Councillors - including former Ireland-South MEP Kathy Sinnott and Sinn Féin President, Mary Lou McDonald and all the MEPS, TDs and Senators from People Before Profit, Labour, Independents 4 Change, Right to Change and the Social Democrats.

The stakeholders wrote that they were strongly objecting to An Bord Pleanála granting planning permission for the Shannon LNG/New Fortress Energy LNG Import Terminal in Tarbert, County Kerry, on planning, climate-mitigation, public health, environmental-protection and human-rights grounds.

The final decision by An Bord Pleanála is due by March 7th, 2022.

On May 18th, 2021, the Irish Government published  a policy statement on the importation of fracked gas. The policy statement declared that “pending the outcome of the review of the security of energy supply of Ireland’s electricity and natural gas systems, it would not be appropriate for the development of any LNG terminals in Ireland to be permitted or proceeded with”.  

The 1,545 stakeholders' names were gathered in a grassroots petition organised by 'Safety Before LNG' which the group says it will keep open throughout the planning process. The first planning application by Shannon LNG in 2007 was open for free for anybody to make a submission, but the rules have since been restricted, forcing stakeholders to pay €50 per submission via a printed submission posted or hand-delivered to An Bord Pleanála's offices in Dublin.

View submissions to An Bord Pleanála on the Shannon LNG planning application by clicking on the following links:

1. 'One Thousand Five Hundred and Forty-Five' Objections to Shannon LNG
2. Communities for Environment First, County Leitrim
3. Futureproof Clare
4. Friends of the Irish Environment
5. Not Here Not Anywhere
6. Just Transition Greens
7. Gluaiseacht
8. Kinvara Climate Action (the 107 signatures from KCA are not included)

Click here to view the full list of all the submissions made to An  Bord Pleanála

John McElligott
Safety Before LNG