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Westmeath Group Urging Government To Consider Rural Ireland In Carbon Tax Debate

Moate's Irish Rural Link have written to the finance minister.

Irish Rural Link is asking the government to consider the impact an increase in Carbon tax would have on rural households. 

They've written to Minister for finance to Paschal Donohoe outlining their concerns and offering alternative ideas to a measure they say won't change people's behaviour. 

Government proposals would see the price of petrol and diesel increase by 17 and 20 cent while a bale of briquettes will be and extra €1.60.

Chief Executive of the Moate group Seamus Boland says that people living in isolated areas will be hardest hit:

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