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Alternative Will Needed To Be Found Before Considering Ban On Peat Briquettes

So says the Tánaiste, who's been responding to comments from the Environment Minister.

A solution will need to be figured out before considering a ban on peat briquettes.

That's according to the Tánaiste, who's been reacting to the Environment Minister's indication that briquettes could be included in the proposed smoky fuels ban.

Leo Varadkar says, as a doctor, he's aware of the negative effects burning smoky fuels can have an public health.

The Fine Gael leader insists, despite this, people with turbary rights will be protected:

READ MORE: Peat Briquettes Could Be Banned Under Turf Ban, Says Environment Minister

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