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Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# smoky coal

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Cabinet agrees a ban on retail turf sales, as smoky coal ban extended
New solid fuel regulations are set to be introduced at the end of October.
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Explainer: What is happening with the ban on the 'most polluting' solid fuels in homes?
The sale and burning of smoky coal is already banned in many cities and towns.
Poll: Have you noticed poor air quality where you live?
The Government has announced proposals for a nationwide ban on the sale and burning of smoky coal.
Government moves to introduce nationwide ban on smoky coal
The sale of other solid fuels like unseasoned wood or wet wood could also be banned.
Smoky coal ban to be extended to 13 towns, but nationwide ban ruled out due to legal threats
The smoky coal ban was first introduced to Dublin in 1990.
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 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.
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.
The ban that stopped scenes like this is going nationwide
Smoky coal is being banned across the country from the end of 2018.
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.
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.