Carbon tax: sharp rise in fuel costs on way - but then you get your money back

Smart Money: Water charges fiasco has focused government minds

Is fuel in for a hammering due to increased carbon taxes?

Ever since the water charge protests, Irish governments have approached any new source of tax with extreme caution. Water charges themselves were binned.

We are assured the local property tax won’t rise by much. And now we are told that future increases in carbon tax, a policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, may be returned to households via a cash payment, as the Government here reacts not only to domestic politics but also the big protests in France .

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