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# petrol - 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.

# petrol - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Why would anyone fill their car up like this Kerry driver? Gas

Why would anyone fill their car up like this Kerry driver?

A baffling sight spotted in Tralee.

# petrol - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Why we should move to a GPS based mileage tax on motorists

The US state of Oregon is becoming one of the first places in the world to trial the idea of rolling out per-mile taxation of motorists. We should follow suit.

# petrol - 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.

# petrol - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Garda negotiators called to Galway home after a man barricaded himself inside

The man had a can of petrol with him and he set the house on fire.

# petrol - Monday 12 August, 2013

Women drivers see the biggest increase in motoring costs CAR

Women drivers see the biggest increase in motoring costs

General motor costs, car tax and driving licences all increased over the last 12 months while the price of petrol decreased.

# petrol - Monday 17 June, 2013

'Modest' fall means petrol prices are down 7 per cent in ten months

Data from AA Ireland says the average litre of petrol now costs 157.4 cent – down from a peak of €1.70 last year.

# petrol - Friday 7 June, 2013

'131' plates don't seem to be working as new car sales down 11.2% in May

Three out of every fours cars sold are now diesel.

# petrol - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Oil companies raided in price-fixing investigation

An inquiry has begun into claims oil prices may have been fixed for over a decade which could have resulted in petrol prices being kept artificially high.

# petrol - Monday 13 May, 2013

The cost of filling your car fell last month

AA Ireland says that petrol prices fell by nearly four per cent with diesel falling by just under 5 per cent.

# petrol - Monday 8 April, 2013

Slight increase in new car sales in March

In total, 17,600 cars were sold last month though sales of goods vehicles were down.

# petrol - Monday 18 March, 2013

Commuters could save thousands by ditching their cars - Bus Éireann

A new survey has found that some commuters could also have a month’s worth of travel bus services for less than the cost of a tank of petrol.

# petrol - Thursday 7 March, 2013

PHOTOS: Man threatens to set himself alight outside Leinster House Kildare Street This post contains images

PHOTOS: Man threatens to set himself alight outside Leinster House

Kildare Street was closed to traffic after a man climbed on top of a van in a protest outside Leinster House this afternoon.

# petrol - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Fuel costs rise for first time in five months: AA survey

An average litre of petrol now costs 159.4 cent, and a litre of diesel 153.7 cent, according to AA Ireland research.

# petrol - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Budget 2013: the main points from today's announcements

Here are the most notable measures announced by Ministers Howlin and Noonan today.

# petrol - Monday 3 December, 2012

Rise in number of motorists using wrong fuel, says AA

Motorists are being hit with large bills after accidentally putting unsuitable fuel into their vehicles.

# petrol - Saturday 10 November, 2012

You told us what you thought saved petrol, so which of them actually work?

In response to last week’s piece on how to save on petrol, we here at dug through the comments to see which could actually help save you money.

# petrol - Friday 9 November, 2012

New Yorkers told to ration petrol

The city mayor signed the order in the hopes of reducing wait times at gas stations.

# petrol - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Handy tips to make your petrol last longer Travel Tips This post contains videos

Handy tips to make your petrol last longer

You really should read this because, as we all now know, money doesn’t grow on trees and neither does petrol.

# petrol - Sunday 2 September, 2012

Explainer: What is laundered fuel?

How exactly does diesel get ‘washed’?

# petrol - Friday 31 August, 2012

20,000 litres of laundered fuel seized at Dublin Port

The fuel was on its way out of the country when it was intercepted.

# petrol - Saturday 18 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Saturday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Points, petrol and Roses of Tralee: The week in numbers

Just how expensive was Robin van Persie? And how badly are you penalised if you breach trade sanctions?

Prepare for a hike in petrol prices, warns AA Ireland

AA Ireland’s Conor Faughnan says ‘super-taxes’ on fuel are a central factor in petrol prices.

# petrol - Monday 9 July, 2012

Man allegedly poured petrol on woman during incident

Man allegedly poured petrol on woman during incident

A man was due to appear in court this morning in Letterkenny in connection with the assault.

# petrol - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

World Health Organisation: diesel fumes cause cancer

The World Health Organisation has said that diesel exhaust fumes are more carcinogenic than second-hand smoke

# petrol - Friday 1 June, 2012

Oil price dips on poor US jobs and China economy reports Oil

Oil price dips on poor US jobs and China economy reports

Purchasing manager survey data from India, China, the US and the eurozone also impacted on oil today.

# petrol - Sunday 29 April, 2012

Column: Why I'm bringing the DeLorean back - as an electric car

Electricity is more readily available and cheaper than petrol, but people need to be converted to electric cars and realise that you can still get high performance from those vehicles, writes Stephen Wynne.

# petrol - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

FF accuses government of being "out of touch" in fuel levy dispute

Timmy Dooley strikes back at Michael Noonan’s dismissals, saying the minister himself explained the economics last week.

Noonan: FF is in 'economic dreamland' with plan to cut fuel prices

Michael Noonan dismissed Fianna Fáil’s plan as ‘wishful thinking’ and said it would take €150 million out of the economy.

# petrol - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Census and celsius: the week in statistics

How many of us are there in Ireland? How hot was it here last week? And how much is Will Ferrell’s next film going to make?

# petrol - Thursday 29 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Some UK petrol stations shut after fuel panic-buying

The government has been blamed for the panic-buying after warning people to stock up ahead of a threatened strike by fuel tanker drivers.

# petrol - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Noonan rules out cuts to fuel taxes despite record prices

As the price of a litre of petrol passes €1.62, the Minister for Finance says tax cuts could mean “significant costs” to the State.

# petrol - Sunday 18 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

Bad news for drivers: petrol and diesel prices hit record highs

The average cost of one litre of petrol in Ireland is now 162.1c – and there’s no sign of the price coming down any time soon.

# petrol - Saturday 3 March, 2012

How much have fuel prices risen in Ireland recently - and why?

The cost of petrol has risen to a record high of more than €1.60 per litre- and tensions between Iran and the EU mean there’s little chance of a slowdown any time soon.

# petrol - Thursday 1 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge US man drinks petrol from jar, lights cigarette, dies Darwin Award

US man drinks petrol from jar, lights cigarette, dies

Probably not the smartest move ever.

# petrol - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Prime numbers: The week in stats

Debts, draw-downs, state assets and lunar rock – all of that, and more, in your weekly numerical wrap-up.

# petrol - Sunday 19 February, 2012

AA criticises 'all-time record' fuel prices

The rising cost of petrol and diesel is not the fault of garages but down to a Government decision to “super-tax” fuel, says the AA.