Increase in carbon tax will hit most vulnerable, says Donegal TD

 

Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn says an increase in carbon tax will impact those who can least afford it.

Carbon tax has been increased by 29% in Budget 2021 which means drivers will now pay just over 2 cent more per litre of petrol and 2 and a half cent more for a litre of diesel.

Deputy MacLochlainn says it is a lazy cop-out and an attack on rural Ireland.

He says this is a punitive move with alternatives out of reach for the majority of people: