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Irish embassy lobbied to combat Aughinish Alumina sanctions

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

29th July, 2018

An American lobbying firm acting for the parent of the Aughinish Alumina plant in Limerick sought the assistance of the Irish embassy in Washington in a bid to remove the company from a list of Russian entities faced with US sanctions.

Mercury, which describes itself as a “high stakes public strategy firm”, sought assistance from the embassies of a number of countries that would be affected by actions against the plant’s owners, Rusal En+. Mercury...

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