What happens, though, to your local filling station when the great electric day dawns? Photograph: PA

It will take some time. Generally, it’s reckoned in the car world that, once a new technology is introduced, it needs about 20 to 30 years to become w(...)

File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ross Walsh It was business as usual in Dublin’s car washes on Monday, despite concerns of potential water shortages due to the current heatwave. The(...)

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe resisted suggestions from within his department to raise the lower rate of Vat enjoyed by the hotel sector in Budget 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

High hotel prices in Dublin are “not warranting” the reduced rate of Vat that the tourism sector currently pays, Department of Finance documents outli(...)

The Irish Petrol Retailers Association (IPRA) said its members would be hit with increases from Saturday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Retailers are expected to increase the price of a litre of unleaded petrol by around 3c from this weekend, a decision they say is a result of disrupti(...)

A total of 35 diesel fuel laundering operations have been shut down in the State since 2010 with more than three million litres of fuel seized, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

A total of 35 diesel fuel laundering operations have been shut down in the State since 2010 with more than three million litres of fuel seized, Minist(...)


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A member of the Northern Regional Response Unit stands guard at the site of the latest and the largest diesel laundry plant found, which is in Drumacon, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan. Photograph:
Ciara Wilkinson

Garage owners trying to compete with criminal gangs who supply cheaper illegal fuel along the Border are supporting a voluntary independent fuel-testi(...)