Carbon tax will only work as part of a “Green New Deal” – NGO proposes 12-step programme to quit fossil fuels

Friends of the Earth has called on the Government not to increase the carbon tax as a stand-alone policy, but to include it in a comprehensive “Green New Deal” with Government taking the lead on cutting emissions and making less polluting choices affordable and accessible for people. The call comes as Minister Bruton holds a […]

Kenny Slams rural TD’s for short term electoral gain over Rural development and jobs

There was much speculation about a rise in carbon tax in the lead up to yesterday’s budget, so it has come as a surprise to many that the Government did not introduce it. Earlier this week, Tipperary Energy Agency Chief Executive Paul Kenny urged the Government not to waste the opportunity for a strong carbon […]

Carbon tax proposals insufficient – IFA

IFA President John Bryan has said that the proposals in today’s Finance Bill to offset the increased costs of the Carbon Tax are insufficient and unworkable. He said, “There was a clear commitment given in the Programme for Government that farm diesel would be exempt from any further increases in the Carbon Tax. This has […]

Carbon Tax is Another Burden on the Agriculture Sector – Hayes

South Tipperary T.D. Tom Hayes has strongly objected to the refusal by the government to make farm diesel exempt from the carbon tax which was introduced on Saturday May 1st. The recent suggestion by the Minister for State at the Department of Agriculture, Deputy Connick, that farmers can minimise the financial impact of the carbon […]

IFA President calls for immediate suspension of Carbon Tax following French decision

IFA President John Bryan has called on the Government to follow the lead of France and suspend its decision to introduce a Carbon Tax to assist the country regain competitiveness so that exports and jobs can be developed. He said the collective cost of the draconian carbon tax will take €330m out of the economy, […]