Coal Bagging Operators & Solid Fuel Suppliers

Air Pollution Act (Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 326 of 2012) as amended

These Regulations prohibit the placing on the market, sale or distribution of solid fuels for residential use within the State unless;

  • The sulphur content of the bituminous coal is less than 0.7% by weight on a dry ash-free basis
  • The sulphur content of low smoke solid fuels and low smoke biomass products is less than 2% by wieght on a dry ash-free basis.
  • The solid fuels are supplied in sealed bags.
  • The person or body concerned holds records confirming the product contains less than the permitted sulphur content for that fuel.

The Regulations also prohibit the burning of bituminous coal within designated specified areas.

Registration of Coal Bagging Operators

Under the Environmental Protection Agency Act (Registration of Coal Bagging Operators and Solid Fuel Suppliers) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 454 of 2012) as amended the EPA is required to establish and maintain a register for each Coal Bagger Operator who supplies bagged solid fuels for use in the Irish residential market.  The EPA issues a unique registration number to each Bagging Operator.  Each Coal Bagging Operator is required to register with the EPA annually by 1 September.  To register download the application form for registration of coal bagging operators, complete, sign it and return to the address provided on the form.


Unique Registration


Company Name Bagging Plant Address(es) 
F0001-01 Stafford Fuels New Ross, Co. Wexford
F0002-01 John Kelly Fuels Ltd. Londonderry, BT48 7SH
F0003-01 Lissan Coal Company Ltd Cookstown, BT60 9XD
F0004-01 Star Fuels Aghadowey, Coleraine BT51 4AF
F0006-01 Molloy Fuel Services (MFS) Brootally Road, Armagh BT60 4DY
F0007-01 McPartland Fuels Ltd Cherrybrook, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
F0008-01 Patrick Murphy & Sons 124 Barrack Street, Cork
F0009-01 Hayes Fuels Dungannon, BT70 2TY
F0012-01 B&D Fuels t/a Jarrow Fuels Muckalee, Co. Kilkenny
F0013-01 Chidden Cargo Ltd (CCL Coal) Riverstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
F0014-01 Hill View Fuels Clonmany, Co. Donegal
F0015-01 Galtee Fuels Ltd Askeaton, Co. Limerick
F0016-01 Beatty Fuels Ballinamallard, Enniskillen, BT94 2FY
F0017-01 Andrew McLaughlin and Sons Ltd Buncrana, Co. Donegal
F0018-01 Bord na Móna Fuels Ltd

Deepwater Quay, Sligo

F0018-01 Bord na Móna Fuels Ltd

The Quays, Dundalk, Co Louth

F0018-01 Bord na Móna Fuels Ltd

Monahan Road, Cork, Co Cork

F0019-01 Capper Trading Ltd 124 Tawnamore Road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone BT71 6HW
F0020-01 National Coal Company Dunmurray, Belfast BT17 0LH
F0021-01 Máirtín Seoighe Teo Cornamona, Co. Galway
F0023-01 Mill Fuels Ltd Rathcormac, Co. Cork

Andrew Coyle Coal Ltd

Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

F0025-01 Strata Ireland Cookstown, BT80 8BW
F0031-01 Sure Fuels Grove Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
F0034-01 CPL Fuels Ireland Ltd 1 Joycelyn Place, Dundalk, County Louth
F0037-01 O'Shea's Coals Rutland Street, Cork
F0041-01 Arigna Fuels Arigna, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Roscommon
F0042-01 McCann Haulage Ltd 65 Kilnacart Road, Dunamoney, Dungannon, Co Tyrone BT70 1PD

If you operate a facility bagging or bailing bituminous fuels, low smoke solid fuels and/or low smoke biomass product and need to be registered please email with your contact details.

Registration of Solid Fuel Suppliers

The Regulations also require certain operators in the residential solid fuel supply business to register with the EPA by April 01 every two years.  Those who must register include any wholesalers and distirbutors of bituminous fuels, low smoke solid fuels and/or low smoke biomass products. Also retailers whose sole or main business involves the sale of solid fuels (i.e. those whose comibined sales due to bituminous coal, low smoke solid fuels and low smoke biomass products is 50% or more of their total annual sales) must register. There is currently no charge for registration.  To register as a Solid Fuel Supplier download the application form for registration of solid fuel suppliers, complete, sign and return it to the address provided on the form.

If you are a wholesaler or distirubutor of any of the solid fuels mentioned above or are an obligated retailer please send an email to with your contact details.

View List of Registered Solid Fuel Suppliers.

All retailers selling bituminous coal, approved fuel, i.e. low smoke solid fuel for which a current certificate of conformity issued by a certification body exists, or low smoke biomass product must display a copy of the current certificate of conformity issued to the bagging operator.

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