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Gardaí bring bogus power-washer seller to a halt

Gardaí in Co Kilkenny brought the driver of vehicle, who is reportedly, selling power-washers, to a halt earlier this week.

Unit C Kilkenny stumbled upon the non-Republic of Ireland reg Discovery while travelling the county on Friday (April 8th, 2022) morning.

Bogus seller 

In a brief post on social media, a spokesperson for Garda Síochána Waterford/Kilkenny/Carlow, said:

“He is going around selling power washers which he described to the lads as ‘rubbish’. Not a great endorsement. It is suggested that his sales techniques could be described as ‘pushy’.”

The incident prompted Gardaí to issue advice to members of the general public.

“Our advice stays as good advice; buy a product or service that you trust from a source that you trust,” the post concluded.

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Green diesel use

In other related news, last week we reported that in light of the rising costs of fuel at pumps, at this point, there is “no evidence of an increased use” of marked gas oil or ‘green diesel’ in ordinary road vehicles.

That is according to Revenue (The Revenue Commissioners), who provided confirmation, by means of a statement, to That’s Farming this week.

The Irish government state agency informed this publication that tackling shadow economy activity in all its forms, including any form of misuse of marked mineral oil, is a “key” priority in its drive to maximise compliance and protect legitimate trade.

In the statement, Revenue highlighted that marked gas oil (MGO) on-road diesel attracts higher excise duty and VAT than diesel for off-road use.

A marker is added to diesel intended for off-road use in:

  • Agriculture;
  • Construction;
  • Fishing;
  • Heating.

MGO is ‘green diesel’ or ‘agricultural diesel’ (or ‘red diesel’ in Northern Ireland).

As the Revenue spokesperson highlighted, its use in ordinary road vehicles is illegal.

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