Agriculture was abandoned in yesterday’s 2022 Budget.
That’s the view of Roscommon / Galway Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice.
The deputy claims there was nothing new from the Minister for Finance yesterday for farmers.
The carbon tax will immediately impact on farming with the increase in green diesel costs. He claims there was a commitment given in the Programme for Government that farmers would be compensated through a carbon tax fund, but deputy Fitmaurice says there was no mention of that yesterday.
Deputy Fitzmaurice has been speaking to Midwest News about why he believes farmers were ignored in yesterday’s announcements