There are no plans to delay Carbon Tax increases, despite the rising costs of living.
The Public Expenditure Minister made the remarks despite Electric Ireland becoming the latest energy company to raise its prices.
It's put further pressure on the government to provide help to alleviate the situation for many households.
Minister Eamon Ryan says it would be a false promise to say they could cut every tax in response to the cost of living crisis
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Public Expenditure Minister Michael McGrath says he understands the strain put on households, but there won't be any movement on carbon tax:
"No, the Government has adopted its policy in relation to carbon pricing and that will remain the position because those funds are being used for very important purposes.
In relation to energy retrofitting, tackling fuel poverty and investing in new and sustainable ways of food production and farming."