Dun Laoghaire TD Hits Out At P...


Dun Laoghaire TD Hits Out At Planned Increases To Some Toll Prices

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

06:28 16 Dec 2021

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A Dun Laoghaire Rathdown TD's hit out at planned toll increases on some of the country's motorways and bridges.

8 out of the 11 tolled roads will see charges rise in January.

The price for private cars will rise by 10 cent across most public private partnership tolls.

That's including the M1, M4 and N25.

While there will not be an increase in the cost of the Dublin tunnel or for cars that use tags on the M50.

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett says consumers are already under pressure:

"It's just hiking up the costs of living for ordinary people who don't have a choice. "

"Workers commuting, for example, into Dublin these could be potentially be very serious increases in the cost of living."

"Along with lots of other costs, living there rising at the moment."

Hell Bent On Crucifying The Motorist

Deputy Michael Healy Rae agrees.

He says consumers are being hit again:

"Motorists are facing massive increases in the price of diesel and in particularly, of course, times to the present government who seem hell bent on crucifying the motorist."

"And you have to remember another category of people who are using these tolls all the time."

"They're the people who serve us very well lorry drivers, truck drivers, van drivers, the people who move everything in Ireland."

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