Budget 2020 was not nearly green enough for many

Underwhelming climate measures will have to be ramped up to meet stated government ambitions, writes Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
13th October, 2019
Extinction Rebellion protesters outside Goverment Buildings in DublinPA

The climate measures outlined in the budget last week drew varied criticism. On carbon tax, Sinn Féin said the increase of €6 per ton was regressive and would have an excessive impact on the poor, while the Green Party said the tax hadn’t gone far enough. Others were aghast at the absence of any significant spending commitments, while cabinet ministers heralded it a ‘climate budget’.

All the while, prudent...

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