The failure to include carbon taxes in Ireland’s latest budget has been described by critics and climate scientists as a shameful episode in the country’s politics, and evidence of the government’s hypocrisy on tackling climate change. Ireland is among the worst performers in Europe when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. It was expected that the country’s decision-makers would introduce a new series of carbon taxes in the budget as part of efforts to meet European Union (EU) carbon emissions reduction targets. But the much-touted rumours proved false.
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