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# Carbon Tax

This year
# eu emissions
Sea and air transport companies among those included in new EU carbon rules
A special €88 billion social climate fund will be created in 2026 to compensate for the cost of Europe’s green shift.
# Recovery Files
Cash for reforms: €700 billion EU recovery fund sparks concern and criticism
Analysis by Noteworthy and European journalists finds that Ireland is among several member states who repackaged old promises in reform plans.
Last year
# Carbon Tax
Carbon tax rose today but any fuel price increases will be offset by levy cut
Carbon tax increases on fuels other than petrol and diesel will come into effect next year.
# up and down
Carbon tax to rise again next month - but impact on fuel for vehicles cost to be offset
The controversial tax will continue to increase as planned under Budget 2023.
# turf wars
Govt told to 'go back to the bog' as Taoiseach pledges 'no ban on use of turf this year'
A Sinn Féin motion is due to be put before a vote in the Dáil this evening.
# Red C Poll
Four in five people think next month's Carbon Tax increase should be delayed
It’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.
# Cost of Living
New Government measures will 'more than offset' the increase in carbon tax, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste said that the Government could not fully protect from cost-of-living increases.
# Carbon Tax
To defer or not to defer? Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to debate motions on carbon tax hike
There are mixed views in both parties about pressing ahead with the carbon tax hike next month.
# Inflation
Government hints at move to 'offset' the cost of Carbon Tax hike
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said scrapping the planned increase would be a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction.
# Fuel
FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty - and could it be cut?
An argument about the definition of this tax broke out last week as the government moved to address rising fuel costs.
# Cost of Living
'We need to deal with climate change': Government rejects call to delay Carbon Tax hike
Carbon Tax is set to increase by €7.50 per tonne in May for home fuels.
All time
# budget 2022
Morning Memo: Who benefits most from the tax changes in Budget 2022?
Inflation and the cost of living are the two spectres that haunt the Government’s plans for the next year.
# budget 2022
Budget 2022: Here's how the measures announced today will impact motorists
A €7.50 increase on the current rate of Carbon Tax will increase the price of petrol and diesel.
# Carbon Tax
'The world is burning': Donohoe confirms further carbon tax increase by €7.50 per tonne
The increase will take effect from midnight on petrol and diesel.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support carbon tax increases?
The finance minister has reaffirmed that an increase will take place next year.
# green to red
As Greens weigh up options, new TDs say they don't envisage any splits on 'red line' issues
With 12 TDs, the Green Party is now the fourth biggest party in the Dáil.
# ge2020
Factcheck: Will an increase in carbon tax make people in Ireland poorer?
The claim is contained in Sinn Féin’s election manifesto.
# pay packet
Debt and taxes: Here's what the parties want to do to people's tax burdens
It’s all about the money.
# budget 2020
Open Thread: Carbon tax has increased, but will it make you change your behaviour?
Finance minister Paschal Donohoe announced an increase of €6 per tonne in the carbon tax.
# Budget2020
Carbon tax: Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight, home heating to rise next May
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced an increase in the carbon tax of €6 per tonne.
# climate action
Green measures: Here are the main environmental changes in Budget 2020
Donohoe said some of the changes were “critical steps to future-proof our transport system”.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you welcome an increase in the carbon tax?
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will reveal Budget 2020 in the Dáil today.
# budget 2020
Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?
All will be revealed on Tuesday.
# Richard Bruton
Government to put pressure on social media companies over online safety
Minister Richard Bruton said that new legislation will be introduced to regulate social media companies.
# budget 2020
Minister says he's still considering whether to give everyone a 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike
Paschal Donohoe said any changes to the carbon tax will be “very different” to other tax changes he’s made in the past.
# Budget Talks
Micheál Martin says there would 'need to be' a carbon tax in Budget 2020
A climate change focus in the Budget will be necessary, said Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.
# budget 2020
How much money could the carbon tax take in if it was increased?
The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.
# Interview
Interview: Mary Lou on a united Ireland, the carbon tax and why she'll be a 'grownup' after the next election
In a wide-ranging interview the Sinn Fein leader discusses carbon tax, the local elections fallout and a united Ireland.
# green agenda
Carbon tax model that pays money back to households to be discussed
The Green Party is hosting today’s discussion in Leinster House featuring Irish and international experts.
# Climate Change
'No decisions made' as to how Ireland will quadruple its carbon tax by 2030
The government’s Climate Action Plan did not give any detailed timeline of the changes to the carbon tax.
# Climate Change
ESRI warns that carbon taxes 'often regressive in nature'
The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.
# ESRI study
Carbon tax could see emissions drop by 10% and increased tax revenue could benefit poorer families
Last year, Finance Minister Paschal Donohue considered introducing higher carbon taxes but ditched the idea at the last minute.
# European elections 2019
Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?
Successful candidates will be involved in developing European climate policies.
# Carbon Tax
Explainer: What are all these rows about carbon tax about and will I end up paying more?
The Special Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action has approved a recommendation to quadruple the tax to €80 per tonne by 2030
# rise at the pump
Carbon tax should quadruple to €80 per tonne by 2030, committee recommends
There was a row at Oireachtas Climate Action Committee over the plan to increase carbon tax.
# Carbon Tax
Robinson calls for climate change action, says current system is 'underpinned by rampant capitalism'
The former president said Ireland needs to introduce a carbon tax, but must do so in the right way.
Carbon taxes won’t stop climate change – we need more radical action
Fossil fuels are already taxed to the hilt and people haven’t moved to electric vehicles for one simple reason – they cannot afford to, writes Brian O’Boyle.
# don't have a cow man
What has the Taoiseach done to reduce his carbon footprint? He's eating less meat
Varadkar says lessons must be learned from water charges stating that cross-party buy-in for carbon taxes is needed.
# Back to Work
Here are just some of the problems facing the Taoiseach as TDs head back to the Dáíl
In what could be Leo Varadkar’s toughest year yet, there are a number of huge issues barrelling towards him from day one.
# tax rise
Government considering giving 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike
Any changes to the carbon tax will not apply until 2020.