This morning.

Usher’s Quay, Dublin 8.

New petrol prices after The Minister for Finance announced carbon tax will be increased by €7.50 per tonne of carbon dioxide in Budget 2021. Paschal Donohoe said that the charge rise at Midnight from €26 to €33.50 will be applied to auto fuels and all other fuels from May 1, 2021.


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11 thoughts on “Pump It Up

  1. Gabby

    Will this affect the price of bags of turf delivered from the bog direct to people’s homes? The average price per bag pre-budget is 4 euro.

      1. Gabby

        No change if delivered door-to-door and paid for in cash – no invoices, receipts or double entry accounting involved. Like the sale of poteen coming up to Christmas.

  2. dav

    The greens have allowed themselves to take the hit for this one. There is no way yesterdays budget wouldn’t have gone without an increase in the tax on fuel, but now they can call the increase a “carbon tax” and have the country blame the greens for a budget increase that would have occurred anyways.

  3. Joe

    Irish taxpayers are robbed year on year, by an additional €400 million in regressive useless carbon taxes that have failed utterly to reduce the atmospheres C02 levels.

    Being FG on bikes the Greenwash party love regressive taxes targeting the poorest and ordinary consumers who have no choice but to use electricity,home heating oil,petrol, diesel etc. Their idea of climate justice is to incentivise the wealthy who can afford overly expensive EV “poopbox” cars by subsiding them with carbon taxes on the poor and ordinary decent taxpayers. They enrich their share ownership and fellow cronies in the Greenwash wind turbine industries whilst utterly failing to reduce the worlds C02 emissions. Time for change!

      1. Termagant

        With SF the chance of radical reforms across every sector is slim

        With FFGG the chance of radical reforms across every sector is nil

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