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Briefing – The Irish connection to the Cerrejón coal mine

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 […]

Cerrejón Mine: Record of advocacy in Ireland

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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Mujeres dignas y visibles: Informative podcasts for Latin American women living in Ireland

[Español abajo] We’re delighted to launch our Spanish-language podcast series in collaboration with Radio Latina en Dublin, ‘Mujeres Dignas y Visibles’. The series is aimed at Latin American migrant women in Ireland, with information on accessing visas, worker’s rights, access to healthcare and more. The first episode is on visas and the Irish immigration system. […]

Cerrejón Mine: Record of advocacy in Ireland

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 […]

Briefing – The Irish connection to the Cerrejón coal mine

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 […]