Petrol stretching culprits will be pursued

Deputy Michelle Mulherin has raised petrol stretching issue in the Dáil.

By Frances Toner

Gardaí in Mayo are investigating 86 complaints of suspected petrol contamination, received in the past four months, and are now working with Revenue’s Customs Service to have samples analysed in the State Laboratory.

While there have been no arrests or file sent to the DPP yet on the matter, the Revenue Commissioners are taking action and will be pursuing prosecutions against offenders where possible, confirmed Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald.


Sport

Ballintubber crowned champions for third time in five years

Goals win games and there was no recovering from the two goals they shipped inside the opening ten minutes for Castlebar Mitchels on Sunday in MacHale Park.

Celebration time: Ballintubber celebrate in the dressing room after their win. Photo:Sportsfile

Business

Mayo companies recognised as shining lights of the Irish SME sector

Mayo-based companies Eachtraí Uisce Teo and Portwest were two of a number of companies acknowledged for their contribution to enterprise and innovation across the island of Ireland. They were awarded Business Ambassador status by InterTradeIreland at a special event held in the Mansion House in Dublin. The event was hosted by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, Richard Bruton.

TOP TEAM: The team from Shannons Butchers in Kiltimagh celebrate their national 'Sausage of the Year' win. Photographed in the shop on Aiden Street are Nicola Fahey, who has worked at the shop since 2008, and John and Marion Shannon. Photo: Mike Roache.

Health & Lifestyle

Show off your personality with your perfume

Christine Dior once remarked that “a woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting”.


Entertainment

Big names for smashing Bank Holiday weekend line-up

Music fans are in for a real treat this October Bank Holiday weekend with several acts appearing live at the Royal Theatre.

Talented Castlebar musician Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín plays in Castlebar tomorrow (Saturday) as part of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann concert.

Motoring

Shaw Commercials celebrating and offering you a great deal

Shaw Commercials is celebrating and has plenty of great reasons to do so. In recent years, Shaw Commercials was awarded the Renault Truck Approved Dealership for the west of Ireland and is extremely proud to represent and promote the brand. Never more so than now, as it has just been announced that Renault Truck’s Trange has just been awarded International Truck of the Year 2015 – and what a reason to celebrate. This achievement is a true testament to the design and performance of this outstanding model.


Opinion

Do we want reform or do we just not care?

So, the Seanad survived the chop, the people have spoken or to be more exact around 40 per cent of them have. The right to vote and shape the future of our country is something that was struggled for for hundreds of years, but when two questions to shape the future direction of democracy and the legal setup of the nation was asked, 60 per cent of the people didn't even bother to show up and have their say.


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