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Coal firms blocking nationwide ban are not based in state

Government‘s planned ban on smoky coal is on hold following legal threat from three coal firms based outside Ireland

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

1st December, 2019
The government‘s proposed ban on smoky coal has been stalled by legal threats.

Three coal companies from outside the Irish state are behind legal threats preventing the government from introducing a national smoky coal ban amid growing concerns over air pollution levels, the Business Post can reveal.

The government had planned to introduce a national ban on the sale of smoky coal in September of this year, but the move was blocked by legal threats from the industry. It has now emerged that the three companies behind...

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