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CARBON TAX April 2013

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

CARBON TAX – APRIL 2013

Press Release by Robert Hudson, Crumlin Fuel Depot Coal Merchants Dublin
April 24th. 2013

AFTER COLDEST MARCH EVER, STEALTH “CARBON TAX” ON LOW COST SOLID FUEL TO HIT HARDEST PRESSED HOUSEHOLDS

While the focus of Budget 2013 has understandably been on the residential property tax, the stealth tax introduced by the minister in the form of Carbon Tax on Solid Fuel seems to be largely ignored. Following Ireland’s coldest March on record, the Carbon tax will be applied in two phases, the first of which takes place at midnight on April 30th. 2013 and add about EUR 1.20 to the cost of a bag of Coal and about 26c to a bale of briquettes. A second similar increase will be applied in April 2014.

FUEL POVERTY

The total amount of Carbon Tax on Solid Fuel from both phases will hit mostly hard pressed low income families and pensioners with an increase of EUR 2.40 per bag of smokeless coal and 52c per bale of Briquettes. This amounts to, on average, an extra 5 euro per week or 20 euro per month to people already struggling to heat their homes in freezing weather and only adds to the already serious issue of “Fuel Poverty” in this country. It also comes on the back of a reduction by 6 weeks, from 32 weeks to 26 weeks, in the Social Welfare Fuel Allowance announced in Budget 2012.

To put this combined total of around EUR 5 per week of an additional burden on home heating costs into context, the residential tax for a Home Owner in a modest EUR 125,000 house will cost about 4.30 per week. (125,000 x 0.18% = 225 or 4.32 per week). This Carbon Tax will indiscriminately hit those living in social or local Authorithy housing, rental accomodation, along with home owners.

COAL MERCHANTS DUBLIN

Robert Hudson of Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin responded to this proposed increase by saying, “As a Dublin Coal Merchant, I have recently witnessed first hand an elderly lady, living alone, and sitting in the freezing cold in her own home at 5 or 6pm in the evening for fear of turning on the heating and facing a wholly unquantifiable and perhaps unaffordable bill two months or more down the line”. “For many such people the Open Fire or Solid Fuel Stove is the only affordable way of heating their homes, with fuel that they can buy in small manageable amounts, fuel that they can see in their bunker, that is paid for, and that they can easily use as needed each day without fear of unexpectedly running up a huge bill that they may not be able to afford to pay”.
Robert said that other Coal Merchants in Dublin have relayed to him, reports of older people taking round trip bus journeys or lingering for hours in the larger shoppong centres just to get some “free heat” during the coldest days.

Mr Hudson continued “This Carbon Tax is an attack on those who can least afford it, at a time they can least afford it and puts children and the elderly in particular at risk of, at best, misery and distress in their own homes during the freezing winter months, and in the worse case senario, at risk of serious illness or perhaps even death”.

SMOKY COAL

At the same time as the minister is introducing this stealth tax, there is no corresponding carbon tax on Solid Fuel on the other part of this Island. This will lead to the possibility of widespread smuggling of both unregulated “smokeless fuel” and bituminous or old smokey coal throughout the country, and will enevitably result in a reversal in the improvements to air quality in urban areas, a sizable loss to the state in VAT on sales and other tax and employment related losses.
The Dublin coal merchant went on to say “As a revenue raising exercise and as an environmental measure, the entire concept may in fact be totally counterproductive, serving only to snatch money from the purse of an old aged pensioner with little or no real economic or environmental benefit to the state”. Mr Hudson concluded by saying, >”If it is the Government’s intention to reduce energy use, the way to achieve this is by rolling out an affordable and widespread home insulation programme that can successfully achieve a 30% reduction in usage, and not by forcing vulnerable pensioners to sit in the freezing cold for 30% longer”.em>
He is calling on the minster, even at this late stage, to review this carbon tax at a time when most already struggling low to middle income families and those reliant on state pensions or social welfare payments can least afford it.

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Notes to Editor

Robert Hudson is the principal of Family run CRUMLIN FUEL DEPOT, COAL MERCHANTS DUBLIN. He has been in the coal business in Dublin for more than 30 years.
He is the 4th. generation of his family of Traditional Dublin Coal Merchants.

Please contact Robert Hudson any time
Tel; 01 459 3861 or 085 7 345 300
roberthudsonirl@gmail.com
www.coalmerchantsdublin.com

Coal Delivery Dublin South – Coal Merchants Dublin

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Coal Delivery Dublin South

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin, a family run Traditional Dublin Coal Merchant for more than 30 years is one of the longest serving dedicated Coal Suppliers Dublin. We pride ourselves on personally sourcing only the finest quality SMOKELESS COAL & SOLID FUEL SUPPLIES for Open Fires and SOLID FUEL STOVES, at the very best value available, both home and abroad.

IT’S NOT JUST BUSINESS – IT’S PERSONAL

Providing a modern professional service with that traditional old fashioned personal touch, as only a family run business can, we constantly strive to not only meet your expectations, but to exceed them every time. Our attention to detail and Friendly Personal Service is paramount as we try to ensure you will remain a valued customer for many years to come. Putting to good use our more than 30 years experience in the coal business, our free Solid Fuel Advisory Service is always available to you where we can help you choose the right Smokeless Coal, or the best combination of Solid Fuels for your Open Fire or Back Boiler, or your Solid Fuel Stoves, Multi Fuel Stoves, Wood Burning Stoves or any Solid Fuel Appliances right through to our convenient and efficient Dedicated Coal Delivery Service directly to your home, The Cosy Comfort of a Real Fire is never far from you. We also stock top quality plastic COAL BUNKERS for sale in Dublin.

We now have coal deliveries Dublin South all areas including daily smokeless coal delivery Dublin 4 & Dublin 6, along with daily smokeless coal deliveries Dublin 14/Dublin 16/Dublin 18.

DAILY COAL DELIVERY DUBLIN SOUTH

Harold’s Cross, Portabello, Ballsbridge, Ringsend, Irishtown, Sandymount,

Rathmines, Ranelagh, Rathgar, Terenure, Templeogue, Rathfarnham, Churchtown, Goatstown

Windy Arbour, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Donnybrook,
Mount Merrion, Booterstown, Blackrock, Monkstown, Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Killiney, Ballybrack, Shankill, Kill O’The Grange, Deans Grange, Stillorgan, Cornelscourt, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Leopardstown, Stepaside, Sandyford,

Dundrum, Ballinteer, Edmondstown, Willbrook, Ballyboden, Knocklyon
And ALL surrounding neighbourhoods.

It couldn’t be easier to place an order for COD Coal Delivery Dublin South. See our HOME page for 4 simple and convenient ways to order.

PLEASE order early for Christmas Coal Delivery Dublin South

Coal Delivery Dublin North – Coal Merchants Dublin

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Coal Delivery Dublin North

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin, a family run Traditional Dublin Coal Merchant for more than 30 years is one of the longest serving dedicated Coal Suppliers Dublin. We pride ourselves on personally sourcing only the finest quality SMOKELESS COAL & SOLID FUEL SUPPLIES for Open Fires and SOLID FUEL STOVES, at the very best value available, both home and abroad.

IT’S NOT JUST BUSINESS – IT’S PERSONAL

Providing a modern professional service with that traditional old fashioned personal touch, as only a family run business can, we constantly strive to not only meet your expectations, but to exceed them every time. Our attention to detail and Friendly Personal Service is paramount as we try to ensure you will remain a valued customer for many years to come. Putting to good use our more than 30 years experience in the coal business, our free Solid Fuel Advisory Service is always available to you where we can help you choose the right Smokeless Coal, or the best combination of Solid Fuels for your Open Fire or Back Boiler, or your Solid Fuel Stoves, Multi Fuel Stoves, Wood Burning Stoves or any Solid Fuel Appliances right through to our convenient and efficient Dedicated Coal Delivery Service directly to your home, The Cosy Comfort of a Real Fire is never far from you. We also stock top quality plastic COAL BUNKERS for sale in Dublin north.

COAL DELIVERY DUBLIN NORTH

With our Coal Delivery Dublin North Service, we now have a regular Smokeless Coal Delivery Service to most Northside Areas including Cabra, Finglas, Glasnevin, Phibsborough, Drumcondra, Whitehall, Beaumont, Artane, Donnycarney, Killester, Edenmore, Kilbarrick, Raheny, Dollymount, Clontarf, Marino, Fairview, East Wall, North Wall, North Inner City, and all surounding areas.

Please call our Coal Delivery Dublin North Hotline now on 01 459 38 61

For 4 easy ways to order for COD to most northside areas, go back to our HOME page

Please order Early for Christmas Coal Delivery Dublin North

Coal Delivery Dublin All Areas

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

COAL DELIVERY DUBLIN

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin, a family run Traditional Dublin Coal Merchant for more than 30 years is one of the longest serving dedicated Coal Suppliers Dublin. We pride ourselves on personally sourcing only the finest quality SMOKELESS COAL & SOLID FUEL SUPPLIES for Open Fires and SOLID FUEL STOVES, at the very best value available, both home and abroad.

IT’S NOT JUST BUSINESS – IT’S PERSONAL

Providing a modern professional service with that traditional old fashioned personal touch, as only a family run business can, we constantly strive to not only meet your expectations, but to exceed them every time. Our attention to detail and Friendly Personal Service is paramount as we try to ensure you will remain a valued customer for many years to come. Putting to good use our more than 30 years experience in the coal business, our free Solid Fuel Advisory Service is always available to you where we can help you choose the right Smokeless Coal, or the best combination of Solid Fuels for your Open Fire or Back Boiler, or your Solid Fuel Stoves, Multi Fuel Stoves, Wood Burning Stoves or any Solid Fuel Appliances right through to our convenient and efficient Dedicated Coal Delivery Service directly to your home, The Cosy Comfort of a Real Fire is never far from you. We also stock top quality plastic COAL BUNKERS for sale in Dublin.

SMOKELESS COAL DELIVERY SOUTH DUBLIN

We have daily Deliveries of our Premium Solid Fuel Supplies Dublin all areas including
Crumlin, Walkinstown, Greenhills, Drimnagh, Bluebell,

Inchicore, Kilmainham, Rialto, The Coombe, Dolphin’s Barn, SCR, Harold’s Cross, Portabello, Ballsbridge, Ringsend, Irishtown, Sandymount,

Rathmines, Ranelagh, Rathgar, Terenure, Templeogue, Rathfarnham, Churchtown, Goatstown

Windy Arbour, Milltown, Clonskeagh, Donnybrook, Mount Merrion, Booterstown, Blackrock, Monkstown, Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Killiney, Ballybrack, Shankill, Kill O’The Grange, Deans Grange, Stillorgan, Cornelscourt, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Leopardstown, Stepaside, Sandyford,

Dundrum, Ballinteer, Edmondstown, Willbrook, Ballyboden, Knocklyon, Firhouse,

Tallaght, Bohernabreena, Clondalkin, Ballyfermot, Chapelizod, Palmerstown, Lucan

And All Surounding Areas

Please call our Coal Delivery Dublin South Hotline now on 01 459 3861

COAL DELIVERY DUBLIN NORTH

With our Coal Delivery Dublin North Service, we have a regular Smokeless Coal Delivery Service to most Northside Areas including Cabra, Finglas, Glasnevin, Whitehall, Beaumont, Artane, Donnycarney, Killester, Edenmore, Kilbarrick, Raheny, Dollymount, Clontarf, Marino, Fairview, East Wall, North Wall, North Inner City, Phibsborough, Drumcondra and all surounding areas.

Please call our Coal Delivery Dublin North Hotline now on 01 459 38 61

CITYWEST FUEL DEPOT – COAL DELIVERY DUBLIN WEST

Our Citywest Fuel Depot has regular Smokeless Coal Deliveries Dublin West to Rathcoole, Newcastle, Saggart, Brittas, Kilteel, Athgoe, Castlewarden and all neighbouring areas, and onwards to Kill, Johnstown, Naas & surounding areas with our NEW FREE Coal Delivery Kildare North Service.

Please call our Coal Delivery Dublin West Hotline on 085 7 345 300

COAL DELIVERY KILDARE NORTH.

Right from our conveniently located Citywest Fuel Depot on the N7, we are delighted to now offer our Finest Quality Smokeless Coal & Solid Fuel Supplies to North Kildare with our NEW FREE Smokeless Coal Delivery Kildare North Service, including regular smokeless coal deliveries to Kill, Johnstown, Naas and all surounding areas.

Please call our NEW Coal Delivery Kildare North Hotline on 085 7 345 300 or 01 459 3861

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin for Coal Delivery Dublin South, Coal Delivery Dublin West, Coal Delivery Dublin North, and now Free Coal Delivery Kildare North, there are four easy ways to place your order and arrange a convenient Delivery time to suit you. Take a look at our special INTRODUCTORY OFFERS to welcome you as a valued customer.

ORDER COAL ONLINE

Order by TEXT Message

Email Robert@coalmerchantsdublin.com

Call our Free Solid Fuel Advisory Service/ Home Delivery Hotline
01 459 3861

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Order by TEXT Message – Coal Merchants Dublin

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Order by TEXT Message

For those who prefer it, Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin are “Very Texty!”Just let us know in a Text Message and we will happily handle your inquiries, offer free solid fuel advice for open fires and solid fuel stoves and take & process your order by Text Message right through to Delivery on 085 7 345 300 anytime, 24/7

We are happy to chat with you by Text and answer any questions you may have regarding your Open Fire, Solid Fuel Stove, Wood Burning Stove, Multi-Fuel Stove or any other Solid Fuel appliance. We can advise you on the best Smokeless Fuel or combination of Smokeless Fuels including our Seasoned Firewood Logs, Bord na Mona Briquettes and our Traditional Turf. We can also take your order by Text message for one of our new range of Top Quality Coal Bunkers.

We can take your order by Text and arrange a convenient time with you for your Direct Home Delivery to almost all Dublin Areas. We will also keep you updated on the progress of your delivery as it makes it’s way to your home.

Just TEXT your inquiry to 085 7 345 300, and simply end your first message with “Text Back”. We will then complete the entire transaction by Text Message.

Order by Text Message, it couldn’t be easier at Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin.

Coal Bunkers for sale in Dublin – Coal Merchants Dublin

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

COAL BUNKERS

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin, a Family Run Traditional Dublin Coal Merchants for more than 30 years, we pride ourselves on delivering the kind of Personally Sourced Quality, Excellent Value for Money & a Modern Professional Service with that Old Fashioned Personal Touch, as only a Family Business can.

Coal Bunkers - Coal Merchants Dublin

Coal Bunkers

Putting to good use our 30 plus years experience in the coal business, we personally source only the finest quality products, both here at home and on the international market. Adding to our extensive range of the finest quality Smokeless Fuel Products for Open Fires, Solid Fuel Stoves, wood burning stoves & multi fuel stoves, we are delighted to include yet another top quality product in our new range of Coal Bunkers.

COAL BUNKERS – 300kg – ONLY 129.99

Our carefully selected new Strong & Sturdy Coal Bunkers Range includes the popular 300kg Coal Bunker. This Coal Bunker, which will never rust or rot, is the one that we would recommend for most families. Unlike other coal bunkers that hold a maximum of a “1/4 tonne” (6x40kg bags) of smokeless coal, our Coal Bunkers comfortably holds 7 to 8 bags. This means that with our Coal Bunkers, you don’t have to wait until your Coal Bunker is empty before you order your next delivery of smokeless coal. With our new Coal Bunkers you can safely order your next smokeless coal delivery well in advance, when you are down to your last bag or so, and still comfortably fit your next 1/4 tonne of smokeless coal delivery right into your new Coal Bunker.

COAL BUNKERS – 600kg – ONLY 189.99

Twice the capacity, but just a little taller, wider and deeper and not a much bigger footprint, our 600kg Coal Bunkers are not only better value but more convenient all round. Unlike some other ” 1/2 tonne” (10-12 bags) Coal Bunkers, depending on the type of smokeless coal, our better value Coal Bunkers can hold up to 15 x 40kg bags of smokeless fuel. Not only will you save on the cost of this 600kg Coal Bunker, but also save on your valuable time and money along with peace of mind by stocking up with larger smokeless coal deliveries less often, earlier in the season and perhaps at better prices.

SPECIAL OFFER – COAL DELIVERY DUBLIN

We will happily deliver your new Coal Bunker Directly to your home anywhere in Dublin for a small charge of 15.00.
However, as a Special offer for this week only, we will deliver your new Coal Bunker FREE OF CHARGE with your Smokeless Coal Delivery of 6x40kg bags or more. That’s a direct saving of 15.00 to you on your Coal Bunker & your premium smokeless COAL DELIVERY.

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin
Call our Home Delivery Hotline now on 01 459 3861

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Coal Merchants Dublin – Fuel Security, Is Coal the Future?

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Coal Merchants Dublin

Security of Supply – Is Coal the future?

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin are trying here to look at the way that coal has been used not only over the years, but over the millennia. From the earliest prehistoric times when our ancestors discovered that those lovely shiny black rocks could burn, through to using coal for cooking, heating and pottery, and right to the Industrial Revolution of the 1700s powered by coal and steam engines, coal has been a vital component of human development over millennia. Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin, remind us here that while tradition of coal goes back over thousands of years, the use of coal to produce electricty is pretty recent in real terms in the overall history of energy production. Even though we have seen the emergence of modern technologies over the years, coal as an energy solution is most certainly an attractive proposition for the future. Here we look at some of the pros and cons of coal as an energy solution:

Coal Merchants Dublin look at the pros and cons

Smokeless Coal Delivery Dublin, Crumlin Fuel Depot, Col Merchants Dublin

Traditional Coal Merchants Dublin

1. As coal merchants Dublin, we focus on availability – One of the biggest benefit of coal as an energy solution is its abundance. The United States Energy Information Administration recently published figures of more than 930 billion short tonnes of recoverable coal reserves worldwide. This represents more than 130 years supply of  already discovered, economically recoverable reserves of coal. As we progress into the future, it is not unreasonable to assume that there are many more billions of tonnes of coal reserves as yet undiscovered. Furthermore, it is far easier to establish their locations and extract the mineral using modern technologies than with any other energy sources. In addition there are huge resources worldwide in what was previously considered to be uneconomic mines, not least in our neighbouring island.

  2. Of Course as coal merchants Dublin, price is a major determination for Crumlin Fuel Depot as price filters down to the end user, our curtomer!  – Coal is indeed one of the cheapest accessible energy sources. In addition to its abundance, the actual systems for generating electricity from coal is cheaper than any alternatives,  even nuclear or hydroelectric power.

3. Safety – Nuclear power is indeed considered to be a very clean and safe energy resource. Meanwhile, energy and electricity generated from coal is considered much safer. It is clear that an incident at a coal powered plant in Ireland will not cause as widespread a disaster such as would be expected following an accident at a nuclear powered processing plant in Ireland.

Cons

 Climate Change..- Coal,  Gas and Oil are forms of carbon, which on burning produces carbon dioxide (CO2).  This has long-term effects on weather and biodiversity. With regard to coal, various steps are being taken to address these issues. Today, with current technology, it is possible to filter out 99% of the tiny particles and remove more than 95% of the acid rain pollutants in coal. “Clean coal” technologies are here something that we have to look at. Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin will take a closer look at the exciting advent of “Carbon Capture and Collection” in another article very soon.

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Robert Hudson is proprietor of

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin.

A 3rd generation coal merchants Dublin, Crumlin Fuel Depot has been serving DublinFamilies for more than 30 years.

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin

Vital Supplies of Cheap Coal in Dublin City, the post war years

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Vital Supplies of Cheap Coal in Dublin City, The Post War Years

The availability of supplies of cheap coal in Dublin was very often a life line for post war Dublin residents

Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin. Coal Delivery Dublin of quality cheap coal in Dublin

Traditional old coal merchants, Dublin Bellman

 For centuries Irish people have relied on supplies of cheap coal in Dublin as their primary source of heating. Indeed, the people have often depended on supplies of cheap coal in Dublin for cooking and lighting in their homes too. Coal Merchants in Dublin have always been a valuable member of the Dublin business community, often more so than other suppliers of goods and services. During the harshest winters of bygone days, a reliable and trustworthy Coal Merchant Dublin with supplies of good quality cheap coal in Dublin could be the difference between life and death to families in the freezing  post war Dublin. Families at that time, while large in number, lived in small poorly insulated draughty homes and relied on the local coal merchant Dublin to deliver a reasonably good quality cheap coal in Dublin directly to their home. Good quality cheap coal in Dublin was of course a concern for families primarily for heat at the time, but even then, the social aspect of an open fire was evident, where the entire family spent long, cold and damp evenings huddled together around a warm cosy fire. Stories and tales of legend were passed from generation to generation around the coal fires of Dublin family homes.  Traditional Irish Music played around the coal fire of an evening was often the only highlight of the weekend.

Coal Delivery Dublin, “The Bellman”

Coal Merchants Dublin were traditionally known as “bell men” because of the bell attached to the harness of their horse and cart. As they delivered cheap coal in Dublin , the bell would jingle to the stride of the horse hauling the cart load of coal across the cobbled streets of the city. The sound of the bell alerted the residents to the arrival of the Dublin Coal Merchants on the streets outside there homes. The residents would then come out from their homes to buy their coal from the Dublin Coal Merchant, often only a couple of days supply each time. To buy even a full bag of Coal at that time would have been an unaffordable extravagance for most Dublin residents. The Dublin Coal Merchant would have weighted out the coal on his coal scales on the back of his cart. Mostly selling cheap coal in Dublin at no more than a stone (6.5 Kgs) of coal or less each time, urually tipped into used cardboard boxes, shopping bags, small home made wooden carts, or even baby’s prams, the Coal Merchants in Dublin would be a daily sight in the tenements and developing housing estates of the day. Traditional Coal Merchants Dublin, such as Crumlin Fuel Depot, evolved from family traditions of being the local bellman of the day, often passed on from grandfather to father to son just like many other small family business’.

Good quality Cheap Coal in Dublin City.

Robert Hudson of Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin said today, “Quality supplies of cheap coal in Dublin city at the time was so important for so many families, for so many reasons. Coal delivery Dublin, while a daily sight on the city streets, really played a vital role at the time, as it has for millenia.”

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Editors note;

Robert Hudson is a 3rd generation coal merchant, Dublin. He has been at the helm of Crumlin Fuel Depot, Coal Merchants Dublin for over 30 years now.

For more information visit www.coalmerchantsdublin.com

or call Robert Hudson on 353 1 459 3861

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