Carbon tax increase 'just one piece of the jigsaw'

Carbon tax increase 'just one piece of the jigsaw'
Extinction Rebellion protesters gather outside Leinster House Photo: Rolling News

Society of the Irish Motor Industry welcomes shift from diesel surcharge to nitrogen oxide levy

The increase in carbon tax announced in the budget was branded a "cash grab” by a motoring group and “just one piece of the jigsaw” by environmentalists.

In a long-expected move, Paschal Donohoe raised the levy from €20 to €26 a tonne. The aim is to reach €80 a tonne by 2030.

AA Ireland claimed that the increase would do little to reduce Ireland’s reliance on the private...

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