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Ireland will raise carbon tax to tackle climate change

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The Irish Government is planning to increase the country’s carbon tax in a bid to meet its climate change goals.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the comments at a summer briefing where he revealed his government’s future budgetary plans.
“If we’re going to meet our targets we’re going to have to grasp the nettle in pricing carbon and increasing the carbon tax in the next couple of years,” he said, according to ITV News.
However, he made a point of addressing concerns that the tax would hit those on low-incomes harder.
“We very much recognise that those living in poverty and vulnerable people will be worst affected by that, so we will have to look at compensatory measures for that…However, we will be working on a set of proposals for setting a price on carbon to bring the tax up as part of our climate (...)

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