Donegal is the most expensive county for petrol, Wicklow for Diesel says AA

Donegal is the most expensive county for filling-up a tank of petrol with an average of 128.1 cent per litre, 1.6c higher than the national average. The more expensive county for diesel is Wicklow with an average price of 116.3, 3.5c above the national average according to the AA. The AA has found a number… Continue reading Donegal is the most expensive county for petrol, Wicklow for Diesel says AA

Nothing for motorists in ‘give-away Budget’, says AA

The two most important cost items for ordinary motorists – fuel taxes and the cost of motor insurance – were left untouched by Minister Noonan in today’s budget, according to the AA. The motoring organisation has argued for the gradual removal of additional austerity-era taxes that were applied to fuel since the emergency budget of… Continue reading Nothing for motorists in ‘give-away Budget’, says AA

Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

Ahead of Budget 2016 the AA is calling on the Irish Government to begin the process of removing the substantial additional austerity-era taxes on fuel. “A litre of petrol actually costs 44 cents.”  Says Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughnan. “Everything else is tax. We pay 136.5 cent at the pump at the moment because… Continue reading Budget 2016: AA calls for reduction in fuel tax

Fall in new cars licensed but a rise in more affordable diesel cars

With purse-strings becoming ever tighter, there are less of us buying new cars. This is plain to see in the latest CSO figures, which show that there was a decrease of 39.9% in new private cars licensed in June 2013, compared to June 2012. New cars have shown a serious decline over the last few years. In fact,… Continue reading Fall in new cars licensed but a rise in more affordable diesel cars

Fuel prices go from bad to worse, topping last month's record high

Petrol and diesel prices continue to go from bad to worse rising still further from the record high prices reached last month.  According to the latest monthly survey from the AA a litre of petrol now costs an average of 142.6 cent, up by 2.5 cents on last month. Diesel also rose, up by 1.9… Continue reading Fuel prices go from bad to worse, topping last month's record high

AA BUDGET REACTION – Fuel Tax increases disappointing, extension to Scrappage and VRT relief for Hybrids welcome

Fuel tax increase pushes petrol prices to all time record levels

The AA has said that the 4 cent per litre increase in petrol prices announced in the budget will push prices to an all time record high.

From midnight tonight petrol will cost approximately €1.40 per litre. This is the highest price we have ever paid for fuel. Previously the record high price paid for petrol was during the oil price surge in the Summer of 2008 when prices peaked at €133.5. That record will now be broken not because of oil prices but because of tax increases.

It is worth noting that were it not for the tax increases of the last 2 years, petrol would cost approximately €1.21. Diesel prices will rise to approximately €1.32, an increase which will affect businesses as well as many private motorists. This budget alone will add about €6 per month to fuel bills.

“The increase in fuel taxation is very disappointing, although it does not come as a surprise.” Says the AA’s Director of Policy Conor Faughnan. “Remember that it comes on top of successive tax increases applied since the emergency budget of 2008.”