Carbon Tax

‘Failure’ to use Carbon Tax funds ‘makes targets harder’

‘Failure’ to use Carbon Tax funds ‘makes targets harder’

A TD has warned that the failure to allocate €49 million in Carbon Tax funds to agriculture in Budget 2022...

October 18, 2021

Carbon Tax fund for environment scheme to kick in from 2023

Carbon Tax fund for environment scheme to kick in from 2023

The use of revenue generated from the Carbon Tax to fund a new agri-environment scheme will begin when the new...

October 14, 2021

Carbon Tax hike will ‘push more people towards fuel poverty’

Carbon Tax hike will ‘push more people towards fuel poverty’

The government is being called on to scrap plans to increase the Carbon Tax in the next budget, over fears...

October 7, 2021

‘People will be cold in their houses’: Government ‘must scrap’ carbon tax increase

‘People will be cold in their houses’: Government ‘must scrap’ carbon tax increase

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has called on the government to scrap planned increases in the carbon tax...

October 5, 2021

‘Significant’ carbon tax funds ringfenced for retrofitting

‘Significant’ carbon tax funds ringfenced for retrofitting

€1.3 billion has been ringfenced from carbon tax receipts to support the national retrofit ambition out to 2025, with additional...

October 5, 2021

Cullinan calls for ‘absolute commitment’ on Carbon Tax money

Cullinan calls for ‘absolute commitment’ on Carbon Tax money

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has called for the government to give an “absolute commitment” that revenue generated...

September 22, 2021

Carbon Tax to see €7.50 hike in Budget 2022

Carbon Tax to see €7.50 hike in Budget 2022

The Carbon Tax will see an increase of €7.50 in the upcoming Budget 2022, according to a paper by the...

September 20, 2021

Carbon tax must be used to fund agriculture – IFA chair

Carbon tax must be used to fund agriculture – IFA chair

Proceeds from the government’s carbon tax should be used to support Irish agriculture into the future, according to Irish Farmers’...

June 29, 2021

‘Carbon tax increases couldn’t come at a worse time’

‘Carbon tax increases couldn’t come at a worse time’

Electricity price and carbon tax increases “couldn’t come at a worse time” according to Sinn Féin. As electricity price increases...

April 4, 2021

Sinn Féin energy poverty report: ‘I’m terrified of all these carbon tax things I hear about’

Sinn Féin energy poverty report: ‘I’m terrified of all these carbon tax things I hear about’

A new report published by Sinn Féin lays bare the experiences of Irish people with energy poverty, with some respondents...

January 6, 2021

‘Farmers get no money from carbon tax in agri-sector’ – Naughten

‘Farmers get no money from carbon tax in agri-sector’ – Naughten

Independent TD Denis Naughten has said that carbon tax funding acquired from the agriculture sector, is not reinvested in the...

November 18, 2020

Carbon tax: ‘Ordinary people do not have alternatives to heat their homes’

Carbon tax: ‘Ordinary people do not have alternatives to heat their homes’

Sinn Féin TD Denise Mitchell has called for the government to reconsider the introduction of the carbon tax that is...

November 6, 2020

Call for ban on electricity disconnections this winter due to ‘price hikes and job losses’

Call for ban on electricity disconnections this winter due to ‘price hikes and job losses’

The government has been called on to ban electricity and gas disconnections this winter, as the cabinet finalises more restrictions...

October 19, 2020

€10 million for tillage in Budget 2021

€10 million for tillage in Budget 2021

€10 million of the €79 million in new funding for pilot measures in the agri-environment area will go towards the...

October 14, 2020

Budget 2021 is ‘anti-rural, anti-farmer and anti-motorist’ – rural independents

Budget 2021 is ‘anti-rural, anti-farmer and anti-motorist’ – rural independents

The Rural Independent Group in the Dáil has described Budget 2021 as representing “a gross injustice to rural living, farm...

October 14, 2020

Schemes funded by carbon tax sought for ‘contractors rather than farmers’

Schemes funded by carbon tax sought for ‘contractors rather than farmers’

Any new scheme to be funded by carbon tax revenues should be used to incentivise farm and forestry contractors, rather...

October 14, 2020

Fitzmaurice: How much of €179 million DAFM boost will end up in farmers’ pockets?

Fitzmaurice: How much of €179 million DAFM boost will end up in farmers’ pockets?

Middle Ireland and those living in rural Ireland have been forgotten in Budget 2021, according to independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice....

October 14, 2020

€20 million in carbon tax funds set aside for agri-environment schemes

€20 million in carbon tax funds set aside for agri-environment schemes

A total of €20 million in revenue arising from carbon taxes is being allocated for “pilot environmental programmes in agriculture”...

October 13, 2020