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New research commissioned by Seat Ireland has revealed 50 per cent of the 495 Irish respondents would choose a diesel car, compared to just 32 per cent who would prefer a petrol car. This figure showcases how diesel cars are still very much front of mind for Irish motorists.
Fine Gael’s Deputy James Bannon is highlighting the impact that fuel launderers are having on businesses, motorists, and farmers in Longford and Westmeath.
Organised criminals involved in the illegal laundering of fuel will find it harder to offload their illicit product onto the market, due to new measures to be introduced by the Revenue Commissioners in the New Year, according to Jim Higgins MEP, the sole Irish member of the European Parliament’s Transport Committee.
The last three years or so have seen a big increase in diesel laundering. Fuel smugglers have been making out like Al Capone during Prohibition.
Illegal fuel laundering is resulting in a significant shortfall in revenue as well as creating a hazardous environmental threat, according to Kilkenny TD Ann Phelan.
Hundreds of jobs are being lost and the State is losing huge sums in revenue due to the continued growth in the trading of illicit fuel, according to Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, who raised the issue in the Dáil this week. Deputy O’Mahony, who said he is aware that the illicit trade of fuel is widespread throughout the country, added that he understood that one of the illicit trade operations that was uncovered had the capacity to launder up to 18 million litres per annum, with a loss to the State of €9 million.