IPRA welcomes excise freeze

David Blevings (far left) at the recent IPRA retail fuel show held in Dublin
The Irish Petrol Retailers Association (IPRA) has welcomed the finance minister’s decision to hold fuel excise rates at their current level.
The IPRA started a petition against an alleged proposed to increase diesel duty to the same rate as petrol and in just four weeks has received over 8,000 signatures from consumers.
“Our retail members had serious concerns that a further increase in duty would severely hamper the economic recovery,” said media spokesperson, David Blevings.
“We wrote to the finance minister urging caution in this matter and we suggested that the excise rates should not be equalled as it would be detrimental for the Irish economy, rural transport and non-city dwellers alike.
“We’re delighted with the news that excise levels are to remain at current levels and this coupled with relatively stable oil prices is good news for both consumers and retailers alike.
“This excise freeze will further aid the recovery and will be welcomed by all,” added David.