Clare’s FF TD Hopes Government Will Accept New Carbon Tax Proposals

Clare’s Fianna Fáil TD is optimistic that new carbon tax proposals won’t penalise people on low incomes.

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action reached agreement on a number of key climate issues and has recommended a series of carbon tax rises up to 2030.

A raft of measures aimed at improving public transport such as electrification and making services cheaper to use have also been suggested.


A last minute agreement was reached on an ”evidence-based plan” to support those on low incomes and Deputy Timmy Dooley, who is his party’s Climate Spokesperson says he hopes the Government accepts the recommendations:

Meanwhile, the green Party says Carbon taxes shouldn’t be used as a political football every time there is a budget.

Party Leader Eamon Ryan says they want to avoid mistakes made over the introduction of the water charges.