Thursday February 20, 2020

Local authorities ramp up enforcement of smoky coal bans

Following revelations in the Business Post that bans were being ignored, city and county councils are taking decisive action to uphold them

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

26th January, 2020
Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton has extended the smoky coal ban to 13 more towns. Picture: Karen Morgan

The enforcement of smoky coal bans has been ramped up by local authorities across the country after the Business Post recently revealed they were being flouted.

Earlier this month, a Garda checkpoint in Limerick stopped two vehicles suspected of carrying the fuel, which is banned in all cities and many towns. Donegal County Council has also opened a file on a supplier in its area and issued warning letters to several homes.


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