Oil lobby group denies plot to kill bill

Oil lobby group denies plot to kill bill

People Before Profit’s climate emergency bill – which seeks to put an end to all oil and gas exploration in Ireland – was killed off by the government in July for a number of reasons including the refusal to grant a 'money message'

A lobby group for the oil and gas industry has denied seeking the controversial use of a constitutional procedure which blocked a law banning exploration in Irish waters.

People Before Profit’s climate emergency bill – which seeks to put an end to all oil and gas exploration in Ireland – was killed off by the government in July for a number of reasons including the refusal to grant a “money message”.

Under the Constitution, proposed legislation...

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