Aughinish back in the firing line as Trump trade war heats up

Aughinish back in the firing line as Trump trade war heats up

Talks ongoing between government and company

Ireland has been caught in the crosshairs of the outbreak of a trade war between the US and Europe with further pressure being heaped on the already beleaguered Aughinish Alumina plant in Limerick.

The move by Donald Trump’s administration to slap tariffs on European, Canadian and Mexican steel and aluminium imports came as the Irish government and the Russian owners of Aughinish were preparing moves to rescue it from US sanctions.

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