Price Of Petrol And Diesel To Fall

Prices have topped €2 per litre in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath this week.

Government has signed off on measures to reduce the cost of excise on fuel by a third. 

It will lead to a 15 cent a litre drop in the price of diesel and 20 cent on petrol.

But opposition TDs have roundly said the measures don't go far enough - including there being no measures for home heating oil. 

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe says he tried to strike a balance between helping people and affordability for the State:

These people in the midlands say the rising prices are having a big impact on their pocket:

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