A Leitrim TD has described the raising of toll charges as a 'scandalous' act
Transport Infrastructure Ireland announced this week that the price for using the motorway will increase from anywhere between 10 and 30 cent from the 1st of July
The M4 toll will rise to €3.20 while the toll for using the M50 without a tag will now be €3.50.
Sinn Féin spokesperson on transport, Martin Kenny, says that these increases will add further pressure to people who are struggling with the cost of living crisis.
"It's the cumulative effect of it over time. The cost of fuel has gone up, the cost of everything has gone up in regard to people's mortgages, people's rents, to all of that. More people are having to live further away from where they work because they can't find anywhere to live and that means they're having to travel more to get to work. It's just not right that the government can allow this to happen and they need to take action to ensure that these increases don't come about and, if necessary, that the government covers the charges for an interim period of time while they negotiate a better deal with the toll operators. That's what needs to happen".