Climate & Environment

Fine Gael TD criticises government move away from 2030 ban of fossil fuel cars

EU competition rules have stalled a planned effort to make the sale of such vehicles illegal

Officials were told Ireland would have to wait for the EU to legislate as a bloc. Picture:

A Fine Gael TD has criticised his own government’s decision to drop its planned ban on the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030.

Alan Farrell, Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, was responding to a Business Post report at the weekend revealing that the government had dropped plans to legislate for the banning of new fossil fuel car sales by 2030.

The proposal was included in the programme for government in ...