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FOI Request 20/051


Category

Journalist

Reference

FOI Request 20/051

Request

In relation to the Cerrejon coal mine and imports to Ireland from the mine by the ESB to cover the period 1 January 2018 to present (unless otherwise stated as per part 7), I wish to request the following (please include documents whether in English or in Spanish) from both the Department and from the Irish Embassy in Colombia: 

1. Agenda and meeting minutes (and any attached and/or associated documents mentioned in minutes/agenda) in which coal exports from Colombia to Ireland and/or the Coal Marketing Company (CMC) are mentioned;

2. All correspondence (and any attached and/or associated documents mentioned in correspondence) with any representatives of Cerrejon, and/or the ESB, and/or DFAT, and/or the Irish Embassy in Colombia and/or the Minister for Foreign Affairs and/or Coal Marketing Company in which coal imports into Ireland from Cerrejon are mentioned and/or human rights concerns over coal imports from Colombia are mentioned;

3. All documents (including correspondence) in relation to any Bettercoal assessments and/or reports on Cerrejon mine and/or Cerrejon Coal Company;

4. All documents (including correspondence and visit schedule/agenda) in relation to any previous, upcoming and/or proposed visits by DFAT and/or the Irish Embassy in Colombia to the Cerrejon mine complex and/or the offices of the Cerrejon Coal Company;

5. All documents (including correspondence) in relation to any reports on Cerrejon and/or coal imports to Ireland produced by Christian Aid Ireland and/or the Latin America Solidarity Centre and/or Stop Blood Coal Ireland;

6. All internal Embassy and/or DFAT reports in relation to coal imports to Ireland from Colombia.

7. All internal Embassy and/or DFAT reports and/or briefings and/or correspondence related to Parliamentary Questions (PQs) on coal imports to Ireland from Colombia from 1 January 2010-present.

Date

February 21, 2020

Replied

July 1, 2020

Reply 20/051

Schedule 20/051