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#smoky coal

# smoky-coal - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Enniscorthy to become the New Delhi of Ireland if smoky coal ban not rolled out, Dáil hears

The delay in expanding the smoky coal ban nationwide is due to fears over court action.

# smoky-coal - Friday 5 April, 2019

Smoky coal ban delayed by government amid legal threats from coal industry

Minister Richard Bruton has not indicated when the ban is now likely to come into effect.

# smoky-coal - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Ban on sale of smoky coal to extend countrywide in Autumn 2018

A ban on the sale of smoky coal was first introduced in Dublin in 1990.

# smoky-coal - Monday 28 September, 2015

The ban that stopped scenes like this is going nationwide

Smoky coal is being banned across the country from the end of 2018.

# smoky-coal - Monday 6 May, 2013

Phil Hogan: I want smoky coal to be banned within the next 3 years

Smoky coal is already banned in 27 towns and cities around the country, but now the Minister for the Environment says he wants to see it nationwide.

# smoky-coal - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Environment Minister announces review of ban on smokey coal

The ban on smokey coal in Dublin is believed to have resulted in at least 350 fewer deaths each year. Phil Hogan has announced a public consultation on the regulations around the ban.