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Irish Hauliers in Protest Warning Over Emission Cuts

27th October 2021
Irish Road Hauliers Association says members are at breaking point Irish Road Hauliers Association says members are at breaking point Credit: Jehan Ashmore

RTE News reports that hauliers are threatening to hold protests over climate emission cuts to the transport sector and "astronomical costs".

The Irish Road Haulage Association will hold a members meeting in the next fortnight to discuss protests on the back of the Climate Change Advisory Council's emissions recommendations.

It said its members are already at breaking point with rising fuel costs, driver shortages and the Northern Ireland Protocol.

IRHA president Eugene Drennan said hauliers are "deeply concerned" about the impact a cut in emissions in the transport sector will have on the sector.

He said the cuts come as haulage companies face costs of a magnitude never seen before.

"We are deeply concerned about the emissions cuts. We have been labelled as a sector that is going to get a heavy cut," said Mr Drennan.

While acknowledging the level of sectoral cuts are yet to be revealed, he said his members "cannot take any more".

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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