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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.
A Balla man pleaded guilty in Castlebar District Court this week to having green diesel in his Jeep and was fined €2,500.
Revenue officers investigating the misuse of marked diesel, mounted a blitz on local taxi drivers in the past few days.
Judge Mary Devins this week dismissed a charge of using green diesel in a truck while accepting the facts in the interests of natural justice. The court was told by customs officer Sean Fitzgerald that he was operating a roadside checkpoint for marked gas oil on August 6 2008 at 12.30pm in Cloonfad, along with his colleague Carmel Godwin, when they stopped Thomas Shannon, Lavellyrow, Ballyhaunis, and carried out a roadside test for green diesel. The test proved positive for green diesel and he took three samples from the truck. He said that Shannon told him he had no idea how it had got in there. Fitzgerald told the court that on September 18 he handed custody of the samples over to Godwin to be tested with the next batch of tests. Godwin told the court that she sent the sample off to be tested on October 1 and then received the results back on December 9 which showed a proof of marked gas oil in the sample at 21 per cent.