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Time delays and feasibility issues were the main reasons why the Government did not implement an opt-out system for the €200 Energy Credit

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03:06 11 Feb 2022

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That's according to the Public Expenditure Minister who says he did raise the question of an opt out provision for people like himself, who don't need the money.

The opt out idea was brought to the Commission for the Regulation of Utilites by the Minister but he was told it was not operational.

The energy credit is one part of a package of measures which was announced by the Government to tackle the rising cost of living across the country.

It has come under fire by critics, as many say that the credit will now go to many who don't need it and also do not want it.

Speaking on the Neil Prendeville Show on Cork's RedFM Minister Michael McGrath says it was important the credit was organised quickly:

"That was raised with the Commission for the regulation of utilities. And the answer to came back was that it was not possible operationally. They couldn't implement an opt-out, and it was important we felt, that we implement this quickly."

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