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Government Decides Against Introducing Congestion Charge In Dublin


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The government has decided against introducing a congestion charge in Dublin.

It was expected to be included in a new Climate Plan, which was made public today.

However, the Transport Minister has warned it is a "rolling document" and could change.

The Taoiseach says he hopes the government's new Climate Plan will encourage people to change their behaviour.

The plan contains 180 targets to be reached to reduce emissions and the impact of climate change.

Among the changes are plans to retrofit half a million homes, targets to see almost a million electric cars on the road by 2030 and new 5 year carbon budgets.

On the other side carbon taxes will go up, fossil fuels will be phased out, and it will become much more costly to burn them.

At the moment though, no new grants have been announced to encourage people to go green.

Plans for a congestion charge or to ban cars from urban areas have also been shelved, for now.

Transport Minister, Shane Ross, said:

"This is a rolling document, anything like that will be considered in due course and certainly won't be ruled out".

He also says there are no plans to make public transport free.

This plan could mean Ireland will meet its climate obligations.

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