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.