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Farming industry “needs a break” regarding green diesel
At a recent meeting at Ballymote Mart, Sligo-Leitrim Sinn Féin representative Martin Kenny put out the call for government to commit to lower green diesel (agricultural diesel) prices below €1.20/L. Kenny highlighted the fact that while cattle and sheep prices are up, they have not doubled, as has the cost of everything, which “seems to have doubled and even more doubled”. He added that the price of fertiliser alone has doubled and,…
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Carbon tax on green diesel the real reason driving agri fuel increases
Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson Matt Carthy TD has called out the 2c per litre excise cut to agricultural diesel as “minimal and insufficient”. He said this comes at a time when “input costs are pushing them to the brink, and farmers and contractors will be astounded to learn that the reduction will be undone after just seven weeks if the carbon tax hike goes ahead on 1 May”. Carthy was…
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Agri diesel should be supported like auto diesel, says ICSA
With fuel prices in flux, The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has said that agricultural diesel should be supported as much as auto diesel. This follows the announcement this week’s of a 15c to 20c cut per litre of auto fuel, and a 2c cut per litre of green diesel. The Cabinet agreed to reduce excise duty on a litre of petrol by 20c, and 15c per litre of…