Many thanks for your interesting article (May 25th, page 2) highlighting our recent research report “Ireland’s Agriculture and Food Industry and the Shale Gas Question”.
We hope this report will be informative and helpful in widening the economic context in which this debate is taking place. Readers who wish to read the full report will find it on our new site shale gas research Ireland.
Interestingly, with regard to assurances we may get about safety, on February 23rd last the National Farmers Union of Canada called for a moratorium to be placed on fracking, calling “Hydraulic Fracturing a danger to water, food, farmland”. Similar safety assurances were originally given and believed in Canada. A link is given to the full NFU press release on our site.
With best wishes to all who seek a sensible, open and informed debate,
Impact Research Group.