Donegal petrol station found to have sold marked diesel

A Donegal petrol station has been ordered to close for 24 hours after the owner’s conviction for selling marked mineral oil.

McD Fuels in Burnfoot has been told to stop trading for one day, on November 10th, next.

The proprietor, Damian McDaid, was also fined €3,500 after he appeared at Buncrana District Court.

According to today's Irish Times Revenue officer Bernadette Murray told the court she stopped a woman driving a 4x4 at Ballyderowen, Burnfoot, on April 7th, last year.

The vehicle’s tank was dipped and it tested positive for marked mineral oil, namely a blue dye.

The woman said she had just filled her vehicle at McD Fuels, known locally as McDaid’s.