Tuesday January 21, 2020

Ibec chief McCoy slams climate bill as ‘moronic’

Comments were made as the lobby group launched a ‘sustainable economy’ road map

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

2nd June, 2019
Danny McCoy: banning further oil and gas exploration is ‘nonsensical’ Picture: Rollingnews

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy has claimed that banning further oil and gas exploration is “nonsensical”, and that People Before Profit TD Brid Smith’s Climate Emergency Bill is “moronic”.

McCoy made the comments in the same week that the industry representative body launched its roadmap for a more sustainable Ireland, entitled Building A Low Carbon Economy.

Ibec has carried out significant lobbying in the last year against Smith’s bill,...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

He was once the garlanded saviour of Nissan. So how did Carlos Ghosn find himself a fugitive after one of the most glittering careers in the history of the car industry?

Barry J Whyte | 2 days ago

Our goal in the west should be to encourage the country’s leaders to make its economy more competitive, open and transparent

Vincent Boland | 2 days ago

Inflation figures do not measure the cost of living, and in our hyper-globalised economy it’s not always easy to count what’s real and what’s not

Aidan Regan | 2 days ago