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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Fuel Laundering

Last year
14,000 litres of marked mineral fuel seized in operation targeting fuel laundering in Louth
Revenue officers also seized two oil tankers and a van which acted as a “mobile oil laundry” and contained oil laundering apparatus.
All time
Dissidents turn their attention elsewhere as Revenue crush IRA fuel smuggling ring
There has been a significant decrease in the number of fuel laundries operational on the island of Ireland.
County by county: Here's where all the fuel laundering plants were uncovered over the past five years
Finance Minister Michael Noonan says he’s satisfied significant progress has been made in tackling the problem.
134 filling stations have been closed for fuel laundering, how many were in your county?
Thirty-one oil laundries were detected and closed down.
This fire at a Waterford industrial estate took almost 24 hours to put out
One of the buildings in Portlaw was full of hay bales which burned through the night.
Green diesel incentives should be scrapped to combat fuel laundering
A new NESC report also found that environmental policy is at times “guesswork without adequate data” from informed sources.
Revenue took in €3bn more tax last year and seized 700k litres of laundered fuel
The authority is now moving to peruse those with outstanding Household Charge payments.
Two men in court over Macetown oil laundering find
The young men, aged 19 and 20 years old, will appear before Navan District Court this morning.
Fuel laundering plant with 10m litre capacity uncovered in rural Waterford
The operation was found near the town of Portlaw, some 19km west of Waterford City, earlier today.
Clean-up of hazardous waste site could cost State up to half a million euro
Louth County Council has begun the tendering process for the clean-up of the site, which was discovered two years ago.
Gang members have 25 bank accounts frozen
A massive operation examining the activities of a criminal gang got underway today.
Operation against fuel laundering launched
Nineteen searches were carried out at premises associated with a known criminal gang.
Revenue to introduce new marker system in crackdown on fuel laundering
The current marker system has been deemed ineffective as criminals use acid to wash the dye from the agri-fuel.
Oil laundering plant uncovered in Louth
The plant in Dundalk had the capacity to launder some 18 million litres of fuel a year with a potential loss of €9 milllion to the exchequer.
New reporting restrictions 'could close 300 rural petrol stations'
The Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association says new licence structures will cost them time and money.
Suspect fuel laundering plant uncovered in Armagh
No arrests were carried out by the PSNI.
Black market and retail crime 'costing Ireland €861m a year'
Retail Ireland says one-eighth of all diesel sold in Ireland is illegal, while one in six people have made illegal downloads.
Oireachtas committee to meet over fuel laundering
Representatives from the Revenue, the Dept of Environment and farm and retail groups will be at today’s meeting.
Almost 160,000 litres of illicit fuel seized in countrywide raids
Armed gardaí took part in the raids on ten filling stations in Dublin, Galway and Louth.
Calls to equalise diesel duty rates to deter fuel laundering
Retail Ireland says illegal fuel laundering to remove the dye from agricultural diesel is costing the state €150m in lost tax revenues annually.
Laundered diesel fuel costing State 'up to €300million a year'
As many as 150 petrol stations around the country are selling illicit fuel, one TD has claimed.
Two people released in cross-border fuel laundering probe
Two other people remain in custody in connection with the significant seizure of laundered fuel yesterday.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Catch up on the day’s biggest stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Four arrested in multi-agency anti-fuel laundering operation
The cross-border operation involved coordinated searches in several counties today, culminating in the seizure of 140,000 litres of laundered fuel.
Authorities search Louth site in environmental probe
A team of environmental personnel entered a site near Dundalk today to search for evidence of illegal practices.
Customs truck carrying fuel laundering evidence hijacked and set alight
Driver took a wrong turn into south Armagh, where the truck was hijacked and subsequently set alight yesterday evening.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Today’s Fix: a round-up of the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
In photos: Customs officials uncover fuel laundering plant in Co Monaghan
Almost 40,000 litres of laundered fuel were found by customs officers and armed gardaí at the large plant in Castleblayney.