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For most of us, cars are not a luxury

I READ with interest the Government’s proposals to heap yet more misery on the beleagured Irish motorist.

Petrol prices, motor tax and road tolls are quickly turning Ireland into one of the most anti-car countries in Europe, largely because of the disastrous CO2-based motor tax scheme introduced by the Green Party.

Not only is this heaping more misery on the Irish taxpayer — the vast majority of whom cannot afford to purchase cars made in 2008 or later and thus benefit from the Green’s big mistake — but it is also damaging the already dim prospects of enticing tourists to the country in the future.

While Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar may be able to avail of the excellent public transport facilities of the capital city they seemingly fail to realise that for the rest of the country, the motorcar is not a luxury item — it is a necessity.

David Levy



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