Friday, 30 September 2020
Thursday, 29 September 2020
For a small country we have a lot of difficulty keeping a lid on the the organised black-market operators. It's now suggested that illicit diesel is losing €300 million a year to the tax take. Read here. Add in the billion or so smuggled cigarettes and the €60 million plus generated by the vice trade, you can see why crime does pay for some.
Wednesday, 28 September 2020
The Guardian's story here.
It appears that cold-callers offering to install Saorview, the free digital TV service for RTE, have been ripping off householders. They have been charging people €350 to set up the system that really costs just €59. Read more here. The utility companies who send sales people around trying to drum up business are unwittingly providing cover for bogus callers.