They never waste a crisis.

The oil and gas giants never waste a crisis, do they!

While Irish eyes are focussed on the genocide in Gaza, the fracking company “Tamboran” use the opportunity to move their drilling equipment into a quarry in County Fermanagh, last week.

With all the cases of cancer and infertility and birth defects linked to fracking, I honestly thought that the politicians of this island would never allow this drilling to go ahead. But yet again they let the people down. They don’t seem to understand that once the ground and water is polluted, it’s polluted forever; the leaks can not be plugged in these underground fractures.

This first drilling will affect the future of the whole island. This is the thin edge of the wedge unless it is stopped and stopped now. Remember the oil pipe off the Mayo coast? That went ahead because short term big money was worth more than human rights. I was sure that it too would be stopped. I was wrong.

It seems if you have enough money you can shift the “human rights goalposts” to suit your business.

You can

Here is a video of some locals gathering at the quarry gates when they heard the news. They were last to know, as always.

I hope people in Ireland will use the social media and other methods to support the people of County Fermanagh. It seems to have educated everybody to the plight of Gaza. It might work for Fermanagh also. It’s worth a try…for all our sakes.

Thank you for reading


20 thoughts on “They never waste a crisis.

  1. Jeez, that’s awful, Frankie – and so sly/insidious too. People are so easily persuaded by the latest so-called research which suggests that all will be fine – when, as you say, the damage, once done, cannot be undone.
    Your comments about money versus human rights is all too true, sad to relate.
    I’d like to reblog this, if I may – because I think it needs to be broadcast as widely as possible. Meanwhile, I shall share on the Social Media Sites.

  2. Reblogged this on ALIEN AURA'S BLOG: IT'LL BLOW YOUR MIND! and commented:
    This powerful, and alarming, post written by Frankie, of Trucker Turning Write, should be read by anyone who is concerned, as I am, about the dangers of fracking – not to mention the greed for money which pushes human rights out of the way time after time…

  3. Hi Frankie,

    Wow! How terribly sad that once again, locals were the last to know. That’s always the way, isn’t it?

    As well, it always seems to be about the money with this sort of travesty.

    I’ve not been around for a while because of work and all sorts of other life events. I’ve missed reading everyone’s outstanding articles.

    I thought I was subscribed to your posts, but I never receive anything in my email.Perhaps not.

    I hope things are well with you. 🙂

    Take care!


    • Hi Cathy, great to hear from you again. I had been checking your blog from time to time and noticed your absence. I had taken a break for about six weeks also.
      All is good with me. I do try to keep it light hearted on this blog but sometimes it’s impossible.
      I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.
      At your leisure.
      Thank you.

  4. I can so relate to this! I live in California, known locally as “earthquake country” because of our infamous San Andreas Fault and the numerous earthquakes we have here. Fracking sites are popping up everywhere, despite the fact that it scientifically accepted knowledge that fracking causes earthquakes! Seems politicians only care about following the money. So yeah, if contaminated water doesn’t get you, maybe a huge earthquake will…

  5. Frankie, this is such a terrible thing. I hate fracking — there’s so much evidence against the practice. It clearly harms the land, the aquifers and other waters, the people (other than the oil barons, of course). I’m so sorry to hear this. It may take a while, but I feel a change is coming, worldwide, where the people really make their voices heard by the corporate powers-that-be. Thank you for sharing GEAI’s press release, sad though it is.

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