North West fishermen & farmers being forced out of business by rising fuel costs


The government are being accused this morning of not doing enough to protect two vital industries in the north west.


Concerns have been expressed in relation to the future of many farmers and fishermen in the north west due to increasing fuel prices.


A reduction in excise on fuel has been passed in the Dail.


From midnight there a 15 cent a litre reduction in the price of diesel and 20 cent on petrol were introduced.


However, prices increased at some garages over the past 24 hours, which has offset the benefit of the move.


Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the calls from opposition TDs including Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty  to go further aren’t credible:





The cut in excise on fuel will mean a cut of only 2 cent per litre on green diesel.


Speaking in the Dail last night, Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae, said the government hasn’t done enough to help farmers and fishermen: