10th March 2022
The issue of price increases at the petrol pumps is a concern for consumers and businesses requiring transport alike.
Speaking this morning, Minister of State with responsibility for Consumer Protection, Robert Troy TD, said:
“Global events continue to have an increasing impact on everyday life, and the rising energy and fuel prices as a result of war are adding huge pressures on people in every part of the country. I have conferred with my officials, who are working with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, to ensure consumers are aware of their rights and businesses are aware of their obligations in this regard. If any consumer has evidence of cartel behaviour or abuse of dominance with regards to high fuel costs, they should contact the CCPC who can investigate.”
“These are still early days, the full economic risks and challenges may not yet be fully realised. Government continues to work through the consequences of these events and what they will mean for Ireland, and offer support where it is possible.”
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