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Both Petrol And Diesel Up Over 25% In A Year As TD Truck Protest Sparks Row

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

02:39 23 Nov 2021


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Both petrol and diesel prices have increased by over a quarter when compared with last year.

New figures from the AA show the cost of filling up is at a record high.

So petrol's at €1.72.6 cent a litre.

Diesel isn't too far behind at €1.63.3 cent a litre.

AA Ireland spokesperson Anna Cullen says it's the highest ever, having passed the previous peak of nine years ago:

“We started recording these figures back in 1991 and this is the highest that I've seen since then."

"If you do look at our historical figures, the previous peak was back in September 2012."

"Now that only painted 170.1 cents for later for petrol and 160.1 cents per litre for diesel."

Limerick TD Truck Protest

A TD has parked a truck cab at the front of Leinster House in a protest at rising fuel costs. 

Limerick's Richard O'Donoghue drove the cab into the Leinster House car park this morning.

That was before a stand-off with ushers about whether he could park it there. 

The TD, who was wearing a John Deere jacket, explained he chose the transport to protest the price of fuel:

"I have no problem paying something, but the government are giving nothing back."

"They have to give back because otherwise we will have no food on our tables, because the haulage companies will not survive - nor our bus companies."

"A private bus company will not survive."

"Families have a hit now on a weekly basis per vehicle on €100."

"They've been hit for an extra €30 a week!"


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