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Our aim is to encourage best practice for the domestic solid fuel sector and promote the very highest of standards

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Ireland’s leading representative body for the solid fuels sector, Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland (SFMI), says further regulation is needed as 54% of households depend on solid fuels for heating their homes, while smugglers are benefitting from the lack of a licensing system.
Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland (SFMI) is calling on the Government to work in tandem with Local Authorities, the Revenue Commissioners and An Garda Síochána to clamp down on unscrupulous sellers of solid fuels 

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Our thanks to the Regional Independent Group in Dáil Éireann for their meaningful engagement last week. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedules to hear our concerns and workable solutions.

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Thank you to @sinnfeinireland Environment & Climate spokesperson @orourke_darren TD for taking the time to meet with our group last week to discuss a range of issues affecting the industry.

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Thank you to @fiannafailparty Deputy @jackiecahillff for bringing the issues faced by Solid Fuel Merchants to the floor of the Dáil yesterday afternoon during Topical Issues.

#SolidFuels #Enforcement #CarbonTax https://t.co/IlAm2JcniG
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Many thanks to @FineGael Finance spokesperson @Damien_English for taking time out to discuss the issues and concerns of our industry as well as some possible solutions at Leinster House yesterday.

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📷 WATCH: Chair of SFMI, Colin Ahern appeared on @rtenew and spoke about the threat coal smuggling poses to the economic viability of genuine solid fuel merchants in the Republic. He was joined by fellow fuel merchant, Martin Hamill.

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“We are looking for the Government to work in tandem with local authorities, the Revenue and An Garda Síochána and clamp down on the smuggling and the sale of illegal fuels,” SFMI Chairperson Colin Ahern said.

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Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland3 weeks ago
Speaking to Northern Sound FM Peter Madden, CEO of Madden Fuels says further regulation is needed as 54% of households depend on solid fuels for heating their homes, while smugglers are benefitting from the lack of a licensing system.

#Enforcement #SolidFuel
Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland
Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland4 weeks ago
The latest Carbon Tax increase effective from May 1st, added approx. €5.80 on a 40kg bag of coal and €1.10 on a bale of briquettes.

In the meantime, smoky fuel, particularly coal, from outside the jurisdiction is flooding the market putting legitimate fuel merchants (who are collecting Carbon Tax on behalf of the state) at a serious competitive disadvantage.

SFMI is calling for no further Carbon Tax increases until proper enforcement is put in place to stem the tide of illicit fuels.

#Enforcement #CarbonTax

Leo Varadkar T.D. - Eamon Ryan - Micheál Martin
Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland
Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland4 weeks ago
Thanks Jackie Cahill TD for visiting our member Marble City Fuels earlier this week.

#Enforcement #CarbonTax #SolidFuel
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Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland
Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland4 weeks ago
Thank you to Jackie Cahill TD for bringing the issues faced by Solid Fuel Merchants to the floor of the Dáil this afternoon during Topical Issues.

#SolidFuels #Enforcement #CarbonTax
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Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland1 month ago
Leinster House
Thank you to John McGuinness TD for meeting to dicuss the serious issues affecting our members last week in Leinster House.

Learn more about SFMI here: www.sfmi.ie
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Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland1 month ago
Leinster House
Thank you to Sinn Féin Ireland Environment & Climate spokesperson Darren O'Rourke TD for taking the time to meet with our group this afternoon to discuss a raft of issues affecting the industry.

We discussed some SFMI proposals to stem the tide of illegal solid fuels flooding the marketplace and forcing legitimate fuel merchants out of business.

Learn more at www.sfmi.ie/policy