Tuesday January 28, 2020

Providence chief asked climate change denier to vote down Dáil bill

According to a letter which was sent to Danny Healy-Rae along with about a dozen other TDs, O’Reilly argues that Smith’s bill would be detrimental to jobs and 'does nothing for the environment'

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

26th May, 2019
Danny Healy-Rae

Tony O’Reilly’s Providence Resources sought the support of climate change-denying TD Danny Healy-Rae to scupper a climate change bill that proposes to ban oil and gas exploration.

Filings with the lobbying register show that O’Reilly wrote to dozens of TDs asking them to oppose the bill put forward by People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith, and that he approached Healy-Rae in March of this year ahead of a vote on the...

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