The Irish Petrol Retailers Association (IPRA) has welcomed the news today in Budget 2019 that there is to be no increase in carbon tax or fuel duties.
IPRA has been proactive in the run up to the Budget 2019 meeting, writing to the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe, to advise him against increasing tax or fuel duties.
David Blevings, IPRA spokesperson said, “Government indicated at a recent Project 2040 event that they proposed to part-fund public transport and energy efficiency with an increase in the cost of petrol, diesel, home heating oil, gas and briquettes. While the promotion of public transport and energy efficiency are very positive and pragmatic issues for the consumer, cost effective day to day mobility, especially for rural dwellers is probably a more practical issue in Ireland today.
We are glad to see that common sense has prevailed and motorists will welcome and benefit from this decision”, added David.