Here is a list showing the number of returns for Mineral Oil Tax, the number of litres declared and the tax paid. Everyone in Ireland who owns a diesel-powered boat, and fuels it with green diesel, should be making a return; clearly very few are, and I suspect most of the litres (and the money) come from the hire firms. If that is so, their business is improving again.
|2010 for 2009||38||n/a||n/a|
|2011 for 2010||41||n/a||n/a|
|2012 for 2011||22||141,503.29||€53,398.58|
|2013 for 2012||23||301,674||€113,841.45|
|2014 for 2013||20||279,842.4||€105,561.74|
|2015 for 2014||26||289,151||€108,934.80|
|2016 for 2015||18||371,666||€140,021.51|
|2017 for 2016||21||384,150||€144,724.65|
As far as I can make out, in the nine months ending 30 September 2015 (the latest figures I can find here) the Irish Sailing Association [PDF] received €899,000 and individual sailing persons a further €114,000 from the taxpayer. Furthermore, pretty well the entire cost of the inland waterways is met by the taxpayer.