Saturday 10 December 2016


Published 10/10/2010 | 09:52

Driving the ministerial Merc from one end of the country to another costs us taxpayers a lot. Shopping around for cheaper petrol could save buckets of money.

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Petrol station price comparison website should be on every minister's iPhone or BlackBerry. Driving 100,000km per year in a Merc E Class will use about 8,000 litres of petrol. Saving eight cent on each litre means the taxpayer doesn't have to find another €640 per year. Per minister. Per Merc. Price for a litre in Dublin on October 3 from

Best: Topaz Hartstown 126.9 cent per litre

Avoid: Texaco Stillorgan 134.9

Saving: €4 on a 50-litre fill up


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