Naughten calls for exemption for farmers on carbon tax

Farmers should be exempt from carbon tax on fuels.

That’s according to a former minister for communications, climate action and the environment.

Roscommon East Galway TD Deputy Denis Naughten has made the calls citing the lack of electric tractors, which has resulted in farmers having no alternative options to avoid carbon tax.

Deputy Naughten has called for an exemption should apply on carbon tax on agri-fuels.