Fuel prices continue to impact domestic tourism

The crippling amount of tax attached to motor fuel prices is having a profound impact on domestic tourism, claim AA Hospitality Services. AA Hospitality Services, who tour the country inspecting and grading Hotels, Gueshouses and B&Bs, recently quizzed thousands of motorists on how pump prices are likely affect their leisure travel in the year ahead.… Continue reading Fuel prices continue to impact domestic tourism

Fuel prices tumble, but taxes don’t

The following text comes from AA Ireland.  For any enquiries or for verification contact Conor Faughnan, 01 6179440 or 087 2530495 16th January 2015 The average price of a litre of petrol is now 131.6 cent, a fall of 10.8 cent since December and the 6th straight month of falling prices according to the latest… Continue reading Fuel prices tumble, but taxes don’t

Petrol and diesel prices fall for the first time since October

Motorists have noticed some slight relief at the pumps in recent weeks as the latest AA fuel price survey reveals that petrol and diesel prices both fell back this month. Petrol fell by 2 cent to an average of 151.3 cent per litre. Diesel fell more sharply, down 3.2 cent to an average of 142.8 nationwide.… Continue reading Petrol and diesel prices fall for the first time since October

No surprises as AA Monthly fuel index shows record high prices

The countrywide average price of a litre of unleaded petrol is now 149.4 cent, up 4.9 cent on the previous record from February. Diesel rose even more sharply, surging 6.5 cent to its new record high of 145.0 cent, according to the AA’s monthly fuel price survey. “This comes as no surprise to Irish motorists… Continue reading No surprises as AA Monthly fuel index shows record high prices

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.”