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#Carbon Tax

# carbon-tax - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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.

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.

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”.

Poll: Do you welcome an increase in the carbon tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you welcome an increase in the carbon tax?

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe will reveal Budget 2020 in the Dáil today.

# carbon-tax - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Just a few days out from the Budget, what can we expect?

All will be revealed on Tuesday.

# carbon-tax - Sunday 15 September, 2019

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.

# carbon-tax - Friday 13 September, 2019

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.

# carbon-tax - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

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.

# carbon-tax - Sunday 25 August, 2019

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.

# carbon-tax - Sunday 11 August, 2019

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.

# carbon-tax - Thursday 11 July, 2019

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.

# carbon-tax - Monday 17 June, 2019

'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.

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.

# carbon-tax - Thursday 6 June, 2019

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.

# carbon-tax - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Question: Should Ireland increase its carbon tax?

Successful candidates will be involved in developing European climate policies.

# carbon-tax - Sunday 31 March, 2019

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

# carbon-tax - Thursday 28 March, 2019

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.

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-tax - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

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.

# carbon-tax - Monday 14 January, 2019

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.

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.

# carbon-tax - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Government considering giving 'carbon cheque' to offset tax hike

Any changes to the carbon tax will not apply until 2020.

# carbon-tax - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Minister briefed on potential for 400% increase in carbon tax rate by 2030

In the end, Paschal Donohoe did not touch the carbon tax rate in Budget 2019.

# carbon-tax - Sunday 9 December, 2018

'It's about our children now, not our grandchildren': Is Ireland ready to introduce a carbon tax?

It’s been claimed that the tide is turning in how society views the problem of climate change.

# carbon-tax - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

French government scraps all plans to hike fuel taxes following fierce protests

Many of the “yellow vest” protesters have called for new protesters on Saturday

# carbon-tax - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'

Varadkar said the increase in carbon taxes will be needed over the next number of years.

# carbon-tax - Thursday 11 October, 2018

'I'm not afraid to take tough decisions: Leo says carbon tax would have been a 'double whammy'

The Taoiseach joined us live in TheJournal.ie offices this morning.

# carbon-tax - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Whatever happened to the carbon tax? It came down to a call between VAT and fuel hikes

Leo Varadkar said the government would ‘grasp the nettle’ and increase carbon tax. Today, it failed to deliver.

'This is a shameful day for Fine Gael and a bad day for Ireland on climate change'

Listening to the Budget speech from Pascal Donohoe today you would have no sense we are at such a historical turning point, writes Eamon Ryan.

# carbon-tax - Monday 6 August, 2018

Welfare increase, carbon tax rise and more take home pay: Here's what's coming in Budget 2019

Speaking during his summer briefing with the media, Leo Varadkar outlined a number of measures being worked on for October’s Budget.

# carbon-tax - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Do you use solid fuels? It's going to get more expensive tomorrow

The carbon tax increase will add around €1.20 to a 40kg bag of coal and 26 cent to a bale of briquettes.

# carbon-tax - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Australian PM Kevin Rudd concedes election to this man

The Conservative challenger Tony Abbott has ousted Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd as millions of Australians voted overnight.

# carbon-tax - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Bad news for fossil fuels: cost of coal and briquettes to rise today

The Government is extending the carbon tax to solid fuels from today.

# carbon-tax - Monday 2 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Australian trade minister breaks into song mid-interview Viral Video This post contains videos

Video: Australian trade minister breaks into song mid-interview

Craig Emerson defended the government’s controversial carbon tax in an unusual way…

# carbon-tax - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages Budget 2012 This post contains images

Slideshow: Today's Budget 2012 front pages

From boosting the property market to fuel tax and VAT increases, check out what the front pages have to say about the Budget this morning.

Budget 2012: What's already come into effect?

We have a quick look at the measures approved by the Dáil last night, and check which ones have come into effect already.

# carbon-tax - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: Fuel tax increases 'will affect almost all households and businesses'

AA Roadwatch warns that fuel tax increases are going to take a toll on both business and families, particularly in rural areas.

# carbon-tax - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Budget could put extra 5c on petrol - and €30 on tank of oil

It is reported this morning that carbon tax will rise by at least a third – making it more expensive to heat your home.

# carbon-tax - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters Environment This post contains videos

Australia to tax the nation's worst polluters

Australia aims to reduce carbon pollution by 160 million tons by 2020 with the tax – but the opposition says the move is simply “socialism masquerading as environmentalism”.

# carbon-tax - Thursday 25 November, 2010

What’s changing and when? A breakdown of the four year plan

A timeline of the government’s four year plan.