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Local Fianna Fail TD calls for targeted approach to energy supports

Sep 9, 2022 17:09 By News Northern Sound
Local Fianna Fail TD calls for targeted approach to energy supports Local Fianna Fail TD calls for targeted approach to energy supports
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Minister Eamon Ryan said immediate steps need to be taken to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

EU Energy Ministers have given the European Commission a mandate to present short term measures to protect consumers and industry within days.

It follows an emergency summit in Brussels, where energy and environment ministers discussed ways to avoid blackouts this winter.

Earlier, Minister Eamon Ryan said immediate steps need to be taken to help people who are struggling to pay their energy bills:

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Meanwhile, a local Fianna Fail TD says a targeted approach to the cost of living crisis must be introduced.

Cavan's Brendan Smith said a mix of universal and more specific measures are needed to help families this winter.

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Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show, Deputy Smith said supports need to come in a number of forms.

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