Ahead of a Fine Gael Private Members Bill to abolish the €10 travel tax, FIE has written to all the member of the party urging them to reconsider their position.

Aviation fuel remains entirely untaxed - itself an enormous competitive advantage - because we can reach no international agreement. In these circumstances, the only way that we can control consumer behaviour is through airport and travel taxes.

The letter also quotes reports showing that Government subsidies for rural airports - which cost the taxpayer up to €17 million a year and capital grants of another €87 million - are without justification.

Read the Letter | the Press Release

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