The tax hikes being introduced by Government are both ill-timed and damaging to families.
That's the view of Mayo based Aontu member Paul Lawless.
Mr. Lawless says the public need no reminder of the difficult cost of living crisis we find ourselves in.
The cost of living crisis is set to worsen as the price of diesel goes up by 5c and petrol by 7c in excise duty today (Friday).
Paul Lawless believes that in a time of an inflation emergency it beggars belief why our Government would use such hikes.
He is now calling on elected representatives to lobby their party leaders and ministers to rethink this regressive measure.
The Aontu representative has been giving more details to Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew: