Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Danny Healy-Rae (Kerry, Independent)
There are hundreds of lorries and drivers outside Leinster House at the Merrion Street end today. Surely the Taoiseach is not oblivious to what is going on and the trouble that they are in. The Taoiseach must realise that they cannot carry on for much longer.
This day last year, diesel fuel cost €1.15 a litre. Today, it is €1.60 for the same amount.
The increase is 33%. They are not able to carry that. A levy of 2% of taxes on a litre at €1.60 yields way more than when it was €1.15 last year. I am asking the Government to do something about its tax take. A rate of 13.5% is applied on top of the carbon tax and everything else.