Increase in carbon tax could disproportionately impact rural Ireland – Naughten

An increase in carbon tax in tomorrow’s budget could have a disproportionate impact on rural Ireland.

That’s the view of former Environment Minister Denis Naughten, who has raised concerns over the potential hike.

An increase by Finance Minister Paschal Donohue would push up the cost of petrol, diesel, heating oil and other fuels.

Denis Naughten says people in the capital would be able to avoid the tax, but it’s a different story for people down the country: