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Energy Prices continue to rise and will hit every household – Stanley

1 April, 2019 - by Brian Stanley TD

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Climate Action Brian Stanley TD has said that many political parties are completely out of touch and are happy to see households hit with energy price increase after increase.

Only last week, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour, and the Green Party voted to load carbon tax increases on households.

The TD for Laois-Offaly said:

“This energy price increase announced today comes days after Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Labour and the Green Party decides to load another layer of tax on people’s bills. This State already has some of the highest energy prices in the EU and we already pay carbon tax, more increases just cannot be sustained.  

“Increases across gas and electricity prices were also announced last year by suppliers. Any increase in carbon tax, on top on these, is going to hit every household. There is no regard to those under financial pressures with the parties agreeing to raise further the cost of heating and lighting a home with an increase in carbon tax.

“Sinn Féin resists any increase in carbon tax. It will not change behaviour and will not help the environment but will just put pressure on householders and push them over the edge. The cost of living continues to grow and the Government must act and commit to no increases in carbon tax.” 

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