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REVEALED: The cheapest and dearest fuel prices in Ireland

REVEALED: The cheapest and dearest fuel prices in Ireland

Motorists pumped €6.2million in fuel levies into State coffers each day in 2015, figures have shown, while the counties with the cheapest and dearest fuel prices have been revealed.

Revenue said drivers pumped €2.3billion into the exchequer in diesel and petrol excise and carbon taxes in 2015.

The AA has accused the government of unfairly targeting Irish motorist with “enormously high” fuel levies to raise revenue.

An AA survey of fuel prices, meanwhile, revealed that Donegal is the most expensive county for filling up a tank of petrol.

Drivers in the North West can expect to pay up to 131.9 cent per litre – 5.4 cent higher than the national average.

The average price per litre in the county is 128.1 cent – 1.6 cent higher than the national average.

Wicklow is shown to be the county with the highest diesel cost in Ireland with an average of 116.3 cent per litre, 3.5 cent above the national average.

Mayo has the cheapest petrol price in the country at an average of 122.7 cent per litre – 3.8 cent cheaper than the national average – while Kildare and Waterford come in at second and third respectively.

Mayo also ranks as the cheapest source of diesel in Ireland, alongside Roscommon, with filling stations in both counties selling diesel at an average price of 106.5 cent per litre, while some stations are selling the fuel for less than €1.

AA Director of Consumer Affairs Conor Faughan has urged drivers to shop around.

He warned: “Border counties tend to be more expensive to fill up in by virtue of geography.

“It is common for motorists to cross the border in an effort to dodge the UK’s considerably higher pump prices.

“The message to drivers is to be canny about this and to shop around.”


Most expensive counties for petrol on average:

  1. Donegal – 128.1c
  2. Laois – 127.7c
  3. Wicklow- 127.6cc

National average: 126.5c

Cheapest counties for petrol on average:

  1. Mayo – 122.7c
  2. Kildare – 123.1c
  3. Waterford – 123.7c

Most expensive counties for diesel on average:

  1. Wicklow – 116.3c
  2. Dublin – 115.6c
  3. Laois, Donegal and Louth – 113.9c

National average: 112.8c

Cheapest counties for diesel on average:

  1. Roscommon and Mayo – 106.5c
  2. Kerry and Sligo – 108.7c
  3. Carlow – 109.1c