Thursday, 25 November 2021
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
I acknowledge the extraordinary impact that rising fuel prices have had on hauliers. Of course, it has a wider impact in increasing transport costs for everybody in society and it is something the Government is very concerned about. It is largely out of our control because prices are driven by international factors. A diesel rebate scheme was introduced in 2013 and further improved in 2020. As the Deputy mentions, there is a cap of 7.5 cent per litre. The Minister for Finance, Deputy Donohoe, in co-operation with the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Deputy Eamon Ryan, is examining ways to assist that sector.