Fianna Fáil Senator Malcolm Byrne has tabled a motion ahead of tomorrow night’s Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party meeting calling for the full implementation of the planned Carbon Tax increases next month.
Political Correspondent Seán Defoe shared the text of the motion:
Byrne, the second shortest serving former TD in history (behind hunger striker Kieran Doherty) will no doubt raise a few eyebrows across the county with his firm support for increasing the price of fuel at a time when the cost of living crisis is of utmost concern to thousands of people.
The planned increases will see the carbon tax rise by an extra €7.50 per tonne of carbon dioxide emitted. This will increase the cost of petrol and diesel, along with homeheating oil, coal and other fuels.
Increases such as this will cause extra hardships, particularly those on lower incomes.
Wexford TD’s Verona Murphy, Johnny Mythen and Paul Kehoe have all voiced their opposition to any further increases in the Carbon tax.