An all-party committee recently agreed on actions to combat climate change, including proposals for a series of carbon tax rises up to 2030, with the first of these increases likely to happen in the next budget.
However, Sinn Féin and People Before Profit both voted against the report because of these carbon tax measures.
Research from the ESRI today claimed that the introduction of a carbon tax could reduce emissions by up to 10% as well as reducing income inequality.
Should a tax be introduced, and would lower income families really benefit?
Green Party leader Éamon Ryan and People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith joined us to debate the issue.
Listen to the interview in full by pressing the play button on this page.