Wednesday, 1 March 2023
Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation
Leo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source
The NORA levy is there for a reason; it is there to fund the operations of NORA, which ensures we have energy security and we have supplies of petrol and diesel on hand if we need them. It is paid by everyone, including people in urban and rural Ireland and people who live beyond the M50 and commute long distances. That includes most of my constituents, who are beyond the M50. The levy is paid by everyone. I appreciate that people travelling long distances, whether it is commuters or people in rural areas, will pay more but it is there for a reason and it is there to make sure we have 90 days worth of supply of petrol and diesel should we need it.