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Departmental Strategies

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (76)

Denis Naughten


76. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the current status of Ireland's first clean air strategy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61144/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department is working to finalise Ireland’s first National Clean Air Strategy for public consultation. While it was originally my intention to launch the Strategy alongside a public consultation on a new solid fuel regulation for Ireland, recognising the urgency of taking action to address the health impacts of domestic solid fuel burning, I chose to progress the development of enhanced solid fuel regulations in advance.

These regulations will be finalised in the coming months to be in place for the 2022/23 heating season and will be a central element of the Strategy which will also identify and promote the integrated actions across Government required to reduce air pollution. I intend to open the public consultation on the Strategy in the near future.