Tuesday, September 14, 2021

A LAOIS dog trainer has been fined €2,500 for misuse of marked mineral oil, according to the Revenue Commissioners.

Seán Phelan of Clondouglas, Abbeyleix, whose occupation is given as a security and dog trainer, appears in the latest list of tax defaulters published by Revenue today.

The list covers the three-month period from 1 April to 30 June 2021.

The misuse of marked mineral oil usually relates to the misuse of untaxed ‘green diesel’ in a vehicle.

Mr Phelan is the only Laois person included in part one of the national list, which refers to cases where a court has determined a penalty relating to a settlement or has imposed a fine, imprisonment or other penalty, in respect of a tax or duty offence.

The Abbeyleix man faced only a fine, with no other penalty imposed.

The list includes a bookie’s office in Castlecomer, on the Laois-Kilkenny border, which was fined €5,000 for illegal betting. The fine was imposed on Harrington Bookmakers in The Square for illegal betting during the second quarter of this year.

There were no Laois companies or individuals in part two of the list, which involves cases where Revenue has accepted a settlement offer instead of initiating court proceedings, or a settlement has been paid in full.

The lists show that, during the three months between April and June, Revenue investigations nationwide recovered more than €152.7m in unpaid taxes for the exchequer.

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