Smoky coal ban extended to Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh

Enniscorthy is set to join Wexford in the ban on the burning, sale and marketing of smoky coal extended to all towns with population of over 10,000 from September 1st after the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Eamon Ryan TD, signed off on regulations to give legal effect to the Bill.

The ban does not extend to other Wexford towns, Gorey and New Ross, yet!

Mr Ryan said he was ‘very pleased’ to sign the regulations which are enforced by local authorities. The programme for government committed to extending the ban to the new towns and to “move towards a full nationwide ban.”

The penalty for breaching the ban is a fine of between €250 and €1,000.

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