Increase In Carbon Tax Being Criticised By Midlands Rural Group

Its concerned about the impact it will have on people in rural areas.

A carbon tax increase of €7.50 a tonne from midnight has been criticised by Irish Rural Link.

CEO Seamus Boland says it will have an impact on people in rural areas:

Increases in petrol prices aimed at motorists with high polluting cars have been dismissed as a tax grab by the AA.

However the organisation says there is some merit to the changes in the VRT based on emissions.

Conor Faughnan from the AA doesn't believe fuel price hikes will have the desired impact:

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