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# Fuel

This year
Motorists face increased costs as price of petrol and diesel set to rise from tomorrow
Prices are also likely to increase in pubs and restaurants as the 9% VAT rate for hospitality ends today.
Petrol prices: Donohoe defends excise rate increase, says not doing so would cost €700m
Donohoe said: “It’s really important that we remove the tax reductions as the price of fuel itself has come down.”
Full tank of petrol to rise by €3.60, diesel by €3 as excise duty cuts expire at midnight
Rates were cut last March and will return to previous levels in three increments.
Excise duty cuts on petrol and diesel to remain for now - but it will increase from June
The Cabinet today agreed a range of cost-of-living measures.
Last year
Petrol and diesel prices down by over 10% across the nation
The average price of a litre of petrol is now €1.60 per litre.
Debunk: Turf is not an ‘agricultural crop’; burning it is polluting and unhealthy
It can take 1,000 years for a metre of peat to form.
Taoiseach says transport minister examining 'how best to deal' with rise in toll charges
Eamon Ryan said earlier this week that he is reluctant to reduce toll charges.
Budget 2023: What measures have already kicked in?
Some measures included in the €11 billion budget have already been enacted.
17,000 apply for emergency social welfare payments for food, fuel and clothing in July alone
The number of applications has been rising month-on-month in light of the cost-of-living crisis.
Taoiseach says he doesn't anticipate fuel rationing in coming months
He said the Government’s immediate concern is the continuing price impact the energy crisis is having on people.
Varadkar says Ireland has contingency plans if fuel rationing comes into effect
However, the Tánaiste said he doesn’t think the plans will need to be implemented.
Varadkar 'not ruling out' new cost-of-living measures before Budget
As things stand, the Tánaiste said the plan is still to wait until budget day in October.
EU cuts eurozone growth forecast as Ukraine invasion inflates energy costs
Ireland is still expected to be the second fastest growing economy in the eurozone, with GDP set to increase by 5.4%.
Rising fuel prices push motorists to reconsider their car usage
57% of adults surveyed said that they were changing or considering changing how frequently they use their car.
Govt won't oppose fresh Dáil motion challenging turf sale restrictions
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice’s motion calls on the Dáil to recognise that turf is a fuel many people are dependent on.
VAT on gas and electricity could be cut to 9% under Government proposals to tackle cost of living crisis
Households could receive an additional three weeks payment of the fuel allowance as part of the proposed measures.
EU might not give the green light on VAT reduction on fuel until May
Mary Lou McDonald has called for a 0% VAT rate for a period of time on domestic energy bills.
Energia: Average electricity and gas bills to increase by 15% from next month
The price hikes are effective from 25 April.
FactFind: Is the carbon tax on home heating oil an excise duty - and could it be cut?
An argument about the definition of this tax broke out last week as the government moved to address rising fuel costs.
Fuel price crisis: Industry denies profiteering as hauliers set to receive €100-a-week grant
Micheál Martin said there was concern across Europe at high fuel prices, as Paschal Donohoe said he backed Martin’s comments.
Expert says Ryan 'spot on' to advise slowing down, warns Govt may have to lower speed limits
Eamon Ryan has encouraged people to keep their bills down by driving slower.
Govt to take further action on rising cost of living before October's Budget, says Varadkar
Varadkar said the cost of living was rising even before the war in Ukraine, and now it has only gotten worse.
Coveney: EU states must be given 'extraordinary flexibilities' to deal with rise in fuel prices
Government sources say if the price of petrol or diesel hits €2 they will have to step in with emergency measures.
All time
Hauliers warn of further protest in early December if fuel costs are not reduced
The Irish Truckers and Haulage Association Against Fuel Prices made the announcement on social media.
FactCheck: Were 3,600 tonnes of peat imported into Ireland from Latvia?
The claim has been used to criticise the Green Party on social media.
Lobby group claims thousands of tonnes of foreign peat were imported in Ireland. Social media users attacked The Greens over the news while others doubted it happened at all. We test the evidence.
Explainer: What is the Fuel Allowance and who can qualify for it?
It was announced in the Budget this week that the Fuel Allowance would increase by €5 per week.
Fuel Allowance increase won't be paid out until November - but will be backdated
It was confirmed on Tuesday that the allowance was increasing by €5 to €33 a week.
UK military drivers mobilised to deliver fuel to petrol stations
It came as opposition parties raised the prospect of a parliamentary recall to address the wider situation of labour shortages.
British military drivers to deliver fuel from Monday as temporary HGV visas extended
A temporary visa scheme for foreign HGV drivers will be extended beyond Christmas Eve to 28 February.
UK government says petrol crisis 'under control', but stations still facing long queues
Some petrol stations are still running out of fuel faster than they can be resupplied.
UK army tankers to take to roads for fuel deliveries amid supply issues
Drivers in the UK are being warned that fuel prices could reach record levels.
Boris Johnson says crisis on petrol forecourts is ‘stabilising’
The British Prime Minister urged motorists to go about their business in the normal way.
Poll: What do you use to heat your home?
New standards for domestic solid fuels will be introduced in Ireland next year.
'Most polluting' solid fuels to be banned in Ireland within a year
Each year some 1,300 people die in Ireland due to air pollution from solid fuel burning.
'Roy Keane always showed up on the big days - I wanted to be like that'
Sean O’Brien believes Ireland need a Keane-like mentality if they are to get the result they need in Paris today.
Man due in court in relation to 20 fuel 'drive-offs' in Dublin and Kildare
The man admitted to the 20 incidents of fuel theft with a combined value of €846.51.
Cost of a litre of petrol at lowest level recorded since April 2016
The coronavirus pandemic and a significant drop in crude oil costs are among the factors behind the drop in price.
How much money could the carbon tax take in if it was increased?
The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.
Increase in electric car take-up 'could pose a substantial risk to stability of the State’s finances'
A schedule of declining supports to buy electric cars should be considered, states department review.
What has the Taoiseach done to reduce his carbon footprint? He's eating less meat
Varadkar says lessons must be learned from water charges stating that cross-party buy-in for carbon taxes is needed.