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Can the government simultaneously want to reduce the use of something, while subsidising it to the tune of billions of euro every year?

Welcome to the paradox of fossil fuel subsidies.

The Irish state spends close to €3 billion every year to reduce the cost of these polluting fuels, all while telling people ...