Extension of 'smoky coal' ban expected on Monday

A ban on burning "smoky" coal looks set to be extended right across the country.

It has been reported that Environment Minister Alan Kelly will announce a nationwide ban on Monday.

Dubliners have not been allowed to burn smoky coal since 1990 - and that ban has since been extended to 26 other urban areas.

Extension of 'smoky coal' ban expected on Monday

The nationwide plan is due to be revealed at a conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the regulation in Dublin.

An all-island ban is also under consideration.

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