Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has said that time is running out to scrap the proposed hike in the Carbon Tax which is due to come into effect on the 1st May.
The Midlands Northwest candidate said:
“One month from today the government will introduce an increase in the Carbon Tax from €10 to €20 per tonne on solid fuel.
“People are already finding it hard enough to get by, let alone adding another €1.20 onto the price of a bag of coal. A price increase of this nature will disproportionately affect people on lower incomes, the elderly and the vulnerable.
“Time is running out. If the government have any sort of conscience or compassion for struggling people they will scrap this unfair hike.
“Over 500 people have signed my online petition already. We have one month left to stop this but we can only do it if people stand together and demand better.”