North councils get bargains in Republic

While tens of thousands of shoppers from the Republic are crossing the border for bargains, councils in the North are going in the opposite direction

14th February, 2009

Derry City Council, Strabane District Council and Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council are among those saving money by buying diesel for council vehicles in the Republic.

A spokesman for Derry council said that savings depended on prices and exchange rates.

‘ ‘They have averaged £55,000 per annum over the past three years, reducing the fuel bill for council vehicles by 20 per cent,” he said. All the refuse collection vehicles operated by Dungannon &...

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