Latin America Solidarity Centre

Monthly Archive: January 2019

The following is a list of parliamentary questions and other advocacy actions on the Irish importation of coal from the Cerrejón mine in La Guajira, Colombia, in chronological order:   Dáil debate, July 12, 2018 Parliamentary Question, July 24, 2018 NGO letter to Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, September 17, 2018 Response […]

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This page is designed to give the reader an overview of the background to Ireland’s complicity in human rights abuses in Colombia surrounding the notorious Cerrejón coal mine. Ireland’s semi-state electricity company, the ESB, purchases Cerrejón coal for energy production in its Moneypoint power plant. Furthermore, Cerrejón’s sales branch, the Coal Marketing Company (CMC), has […]

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