Over 60 People Attend Public Meeting In Laois On Cost Of Living Crisis

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A number of suggestions were made to alleviate the crisis.

Energy, the cost of living and the upcoming Budget were up for discussion at a public meeting in the midlands last night.

Residents and business-owners gathered in the Community Centre in Portarlington to speak out on how they've been affected by recent hikes in energy bills.

With over 60 people in attendance, another meeting in a month's time has been planned.

Local business-owner Alan Mitchell highlights some of the suggestions put forward to tackle the energy crisis:

The meeting sparked calls for similar meetings to be held around the country.

Organiser and local businessman, Alan Mitchell, says he wants an 'All-Ireland' campaign:

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