Kerry Sinn Féin councillor says VAT on carbon tax a blow to hardpressed householders

Cllr for Kerry County Council ToirŽasa Ferris. (SF) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected]

A Kerry Sinn Féin councillor says confirmation of VAT on carbon tax is another blow to hardpressed householders.

Cllr Toireasa Ferris says Sinn Féin are opposed to the increase in carbon tax because it will disproportionately punish those on low and middle incomes.

Cllr Ferris says people in rural Ireland will be particularly badly hit with these costs because of the lack of public transport and the reliance on fossil fuels.

She says the government has failed to provide any meaningful alternatives or incentives for people to make the necessary changes to limit climate change.