North Clare Climate Activist Says People Need To Be ‘Realistic’ About Energy Use In Winter

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The Taoiseach says exempting rich people from the upcoming electricity credit would take time.

It comes after Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said people like him shouldn’t be getting the universal Government support.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary raised one of the big problems with the Government’s planned energy credit – it will go to everyone, even those who don’t need it.



Taoiseach Micheál Martin says he agrees the rich shouldn’t benefit – but working out a means test would take time.

While more doubt has been cast on the EU’s planned energy windfall tax, with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar admitting they don’t know how it will work

The Ministers for Finance and Public Expenditure have said they don’t know whether the EU work will be completed in time for the budget – or how much Ireland will benefit from the suggested 140 billion euro fund.

A North Clare climate activist says people need to be ‘realistic’ about their energy use at peak times during the winter.

The public’s being advised to limit energy use where possible between the hours of 5pm and 7pm in an attempt to avoid blackouts.

Lisdoonvarna-based member of Futureproof Clare, Theresa O’ Donohoe, says a windfall tax on energy companies is justified.

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