Ireland will not follow ‘Trussonomics’ policy on energy price caps, Harris says

The Justice Minister was responding to a question from Sinn Féin, who accused government of 'sitting on its hands’

  • May 17, 2023
Simon Harris: Responding to a question from Sinn Féin, The Justice Minister said Liz Truss and party leader Mary Lou McDonald “stole [each others] homework” when it came to debating the measure. Picture: Sam Baol/

Simon Harris, the Minister for Justice, has rejected calls for price caps on energy after being told that a pensioner was forced to pay a “colossal” electricity bill instead of purchasing a headstone for her late husband.

Harris has said the Irish Government is “not going to follow the example of Liz Truss” by introducing price caps on energy.

During Leaders’ Questions, Harris said the “Trussonomics” implemented by the former UK prime minister “tanked the ...