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# diesel - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'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?

# diesel - Sunday 22 March, 2020

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.

# diesel - Thursday 2 January, 2020

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.

# diesel - Friday 23 August, 2019

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.

# diesel - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Budget 2019: Winners and Losers

There’s good news and bad news….

# diesel - Sunday 29 July, 2018

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.

# diesel - Thursday 22 February, 2018

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.

# diesel - Monday 30 October, 2017

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one? Electric Dreams This post contains a poll

Poll: Will your next car be an electric one?

Is it time to finally go electric?

# diesel - Monday 18 September, 2017

Diesel emissions may be responsible for 5,000 deaths in Europe every year

Researchers say almost half of those deaths could be preventable.

# diesel - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Poll: Will your next car be an electric car? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# diesel - Sunday 16 July, 2017

# diesel - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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.

# diesel - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

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.

# diesel - Monday 17 April, 2017

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.

# diesel - Monday 20 March, 2017

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.

# diesel - Friday 10 March, 2017

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.

# diesel - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Poll: Do you think there should be restrictions on diesel vehicles? Poll This post contains a poll

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.

# diesel - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

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.

# diesel - Sunday 29 January, 2017

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.

# diesel - Friday 27 January, 2017

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.

# diesel - Monday 23 January, 2017

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.

# diesel - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

Poll: Should diesel vehicles be phased out in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should diesel vehicles be phased out in Ireland?

Four major cities announced recently they would be bringing in bans in the next decade.

# diesel - Monday 8 August, 2016

Oil rig blown ashore during severe weather

The oil rig broke free from a tug during high winds last night.

# diesel - Monday 18 January, 2016

Here is where you can find the cheapest and most expensive fuel in the country

Here is where you can find the cheapest and most expensive fuel in the country

Donegal is the most expensive county to buy petrol and Wicklow is the most expensive place to buy diesel.

# diesel - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Price war means motorists set to save on petrol and diesel

Oil prices are dropping and the market in Ireland is very competitive at the moment.

# diesel - Monday 28 December, 2015

Police dog killed during French terror raid to be awarded bravery medal

Diesel is getting the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

# diesel - Friday 2 October, 2015

Is your car affected by the emissions scandal? You'll soon be able to check online

You’ll need your car’s Vehicle Identification Number.

# diesel - Monday 13 April, 2015

Petrol prices are going up, up, up again...

And they’re not likely to fall any time soon.

# diesel - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Thanks to falling oil prices, this is how much cheaper it is to get from A to B

You’re saving cash, but not as much as you might have expected.

# diesel - Friday 9 January, 2015

'Cheaper petrol would mean higher taxes' - Department of Finance

It’s one or the other, apparently.

# diesel - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

A LOT of new cars have been bought in Ireland this year

Over 20,000 more new cars have been bought in Ireland so far this year, compared with 2013.

# diesel - Friday 15 August, 2014

Expect (some) good news at the fuel pumps later this year

The price of diesel and petrol is expected to fall – a little, at least.

# diesel - Friday 7 March, 2014

New car sales went up 23 per cent in February

That’s according to the latest figures from the CSO, which compare car sales in February this year with last year.

# diesel - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Are you tyred of petrol or diesel? ESB is offering up electric cars for trial

The company is looking for 24 ecar ambassadors to trial the vehicles over a 4-month period.

# diesel - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge The PSNI Facebook post busting a used car seller is pure karma White Van Man

# diesel - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Plant with capacity to launder 3 million litres of fuel a year uncovered in Meath

Two men, aged 19 and 20, have been arrested.

# diesel - Monday 18 November, 2013

Fuel laundering plant with 10m litre capacity uncovered in rural Waterford

The operation was found near the town of Portlaw, some 19km west of Waterford City, earlier today.

# diesel - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Debunked: Does switching off your engine when stuck in traffic save fuel?

It’s time to settle the argument you always have with that back-seat driver.

# diesel - Monday 16 September, 2013

Oil laundering plants uncovered, "large quantity" of cat litter seized in Monaghan operation

Customs officers and gardaí also found 20,000 litres of oil and three tonnes of toxic waste. One man has been arrested.

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