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Hiking the cartoon tax at a time when households have seen their incomes collapse due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is "a ridiculous decision".
A local fuel supplier has warned that increasing carbon taxes is going to lead to a lucrative black market trade in coal.
Mullingar councillors are calling on the Government to delay the introduction of a carbon tax on solid fuel, due to come into effect in May.
A new solid fuel carbon tax will come into effect across the country in five days’ time on Wednesday May 1, when a new excise duty will be laid on solid fuels, such as coal and peat. The new duty which is being administered by the Revenue Commissioners will make those who first supply the fuel in the State responsible for collection; this will be either the wholesaler who brings in the fuel to Ireland, or the retailer who sources their own supply from outside the State.
If fuel prices continue to rise at their current rate, it will have a catastrophic effect on the competitiveness of Irish products and services, both at home and abroad.
A new year begins and with it comes a series of mixed messages that serve to confuse rather than fortify resolve. Appeals by charities abroad for funding against famine and war reveal that while austerity may now be hitting home, these current dark times fail to compare against emergency situations where basic human needs such as food and shelter are not being met.
The Automobile Association of Ireland has responded angrily to Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan’s motor and carbon tax increases, as outlined in this week’s Budget.
Mayo county manager Peter Hynes told the July meeting of the council this week that the polluter pays principle is not sustainable at the current time. Mr Hynes was responding to a question from Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway Walsh about the possibility of any major project coming on stream in Mayo, such as the Belmullet sewerage scheme, with the expected reduction in the councils capital budget next year, and the polluter pays principle contribution the council would have to make.
Westmeath members of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) have this week called for the abolition of the Carbon Tax on marked green diesel as it is having a crippling affect on the Irish farming industry.
Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has warned that electricity bills face a double whammy as a separate price review is due in September on top of the €156 million levy due to be imposed in October to subsidise peat and renewable energy generators.