€1.70 Per Litre


IRISH MOTORISTS will have to spend over €1,400 a year more on fuel than they did just three years ago if current forecourt prices are maintained, the AA has warned.

The average price of a litre of petrol in the Republic has now hit €1.70, according to the fuel price tracking website pumps.ie.

Worse is yet to come for consumers, with prices expected to climb by at least another five cent over the coming days, as international markets remain jittery over conflicts in Syria and Yemen and Iran’s dispute with the US and Europe over its nuclear programme continues.

Yearly petrol cost to rise €1,400 over 2009, says AA (Conor Pope, Irish Times)

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)