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# Diesel

Last month
August 2023
Motorists face increased costs as price of petrol and diesel set to rise from tomorrow
Prices are also likely to increase in pubs and restaurants as the 9% VAT rate for hospitality ends today.
This year
Petrol prices: Donohoe defends excise rate increase, says not doing so would cost €700m
Donohoe said: “It’s really important that we remove the tax reductions as the price of fuel itself has come down.”
Full tank of petrol to rise by €3.60, diesel by €3 as excise duty cuts expire at midnight
Rates were cut last March and will return to previous levels in three increments.
Ireland is switching to E10 petrol - what does this mean for drivers?
Concerns have been raised about the switchover resulting in additional maintenance to older cars.
Fuel prices at lowest level since September 2021, but are expected to rise again
The average petrol price across the country is now around €1.59.
Excise duty cuts on petrol and diesel to remain for now - but it will increase from June
The Cabinet today agreed a range of cost-of-living measures.
Last year
No 'magic money tree' to help with fuel costs, says minister as pump prices jump above €2 a litre
Minister Heather Humphreys says remote working is a ‘sensible option’ for those looking to cut costs.
Petrol prices rise over €2 per litre mark following EU announcement of Russian oil ban
Head of communications at AA Ireland Paddy Comyn told The Journal that prices are at a record high.
Rising fuel prices push motorists to reconsider their car usage
57% of adults surveyed said that they were changing or considering changing how frequently they use their car.
Criticism over soaring home heating oil costs as Martin says hands are tied due to EU VAT rules
Micheál Martin says they are working with the EU to see if there can be greater flexibility.
Excise cut: Average tank of petrol should drop by €12 and diesel by €9, says government
Paschal Donohoe says a 60-litre tank will see excise duty reduce by an average of €12 for petrol and €9 for diesel.
Govt expected to move on cut to fuel excise in the next week or two
The Tánaiste indicated to the Dáil this week that excise will need to be reduced in order to tackle price hikes at the pumps.
Have you cut down your car journeys because of the cost of fuel?
Petrol has hit the €2 per litre mark on some forecourts across the country this week.
Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar
Varadkar said the cost of living was rising even before the war in Ukraine, and now it has only gotten worse.
Varadkar says Govt may reduce excise duty on petrol as prices soar to €2 per litre
Senior ministers met today to discuss how to assist Ukraine and the impacts of energy costs domestically.
Coveney: EU states must be given 'extraordinary flexibilities' to deal with rise in fuel prices
Government sources say if the price of petrol or diesel hits €2 they will have to step in with emergency measures.
All time
'The price of petrol will drop — but you're going to be disappointed'
Why are Irish motorists not yet feeling the benefit of declining global oil prices?
Cost of a litre of petrol at lowest level recorded since April 2016
The coronavirus pandemic and a significant drop in crude oil costs are among the factors behind the drop in price.
117,000 new cars registered in Ireland in 2019 and just 3% were electric
The government is expected to soon publish draft legislation banning the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030.
Electric car drivers will have to pay for charging with ESB set to announce cost next month
Once the price structure is announced next month, there will be a lead-in time of a few weeks before charging kicks in.
Budget 2019: Winners and Losers
There’s good news and bad news….
Slight drop in cost of petrol and diesel, but we're still paying more than last year
Drivers are paying 10c more compared to July 2017.
Putting diesel fuel tax on par with petrol 'justifiable', report finds
Putting diesel tax on par with petrol would result in net gains for the exchequer and net reductions in pollution, the ESRI says.
Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?
Is it time to finally go electric?
Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year
Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.
Poll: Will your next car be an electric car?
The UK plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2040, while Volvo will stop producing petrol cars in 2019.
UK to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 'to clean up dirty air on roads'
The UK follows France in announcing plans to phase out such vehicles in just over 20 years’ time.
Petrol and diesel prices have fallen for four months in a row and are set to drop further
Prices are at a 12-month low.
Going climate neutral: Volvo to phase out traditional engines
The announcement “marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” the company’s CEO said.
The price of fuel is going down but motorists are still paying far more than they did last year
The AA says it is concerned that, for every litre of petrol purchased, 63.67% goes to the government.
Petrol prices drop for first time in six months
On average, a litre of petrol now costs 136.6c, while a litre of diesel costs 126.0c.
The cost of petrol and diesel is still marching ever upwards
The cost of a litre of petrol or diesel is now the highest its been in 18 months.
Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions cheating scandal, set to pay extra €4bn in fines
The guilty plea entered today is in addition to over €16 billion in settlements the company has already agreed to pay.
Poll: Do you think there should be restrictions on diesel vehicles?
The UN climate and clean air coalition says soot from diesel vehicles is among the big contributors to ill health and global warming.
The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month
The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.
Filling your car is becoming very, very expensive - here's why
A combination of factors have seen the cost of running a vehicle jump by €18 a month in the last year.
Applegreen where winning Euromillions ticket was sold runs out of cheap petrol
The filling station reduced the cost of petrol and diesel to 88.5c per litre for a period to celebrate.
Fuel prices rising: It costs €18 more a month to run your car compared to last year
Research conducted AA Ireland found that the cost of a litre of petrol is now at 136.3c.
Poll: Should diesel vehicles be phased out in Ireland?
Four major cities announced recently they would be bringing in bans in the next decade.
Oil rig blown ashore during severe weather
The oil rig broke free from a tug during high winds last night.