Labour in bid to force government to ban smoky coal

Party to introduce Dáil motion calling for ban on high-emissions fuel

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
15th December, 2019
Labour in bid to force government to ban smoky coal
Joan Burton: “I would be very critical that the government has not done enough to clean that up, which is why we need a nationwide ban.”

The Labour Party will attempt to force the government to implement a long delayed nationwide ban on smoky coal this week.

Brendan Howlin‘s party will introduce a Dáil motion calling for the measure to be introduced alongside several other environmental initiatives.

It comes as the head of a major coal supplier has labelled local smoky coal bans “ungovernable” and described the Irish coal market as a “lawless wild west”....

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