IRHA Say Truck Protests Will Continue

Following a blockade staged by truck drivers at Dublin Port on Monday morning, the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has said that it will stage more protests across Ireland until the government agrees to address the road tax system.

Around 100 drivers blocked access to Dublin Port in protest over the amount of road tax they are paying, as well as the introduction of a new levy on hauliers entering the UK, which they say will be detrimental to Irish trade.

According to the IRHA, hauliers are paying €4,000 a year to tax a six-axle truck in Ireland, highlighting that in Northern Ireland drivers pay £640 (€823) for the same vehicles.

It is understood that Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe, has said that he will only meet with hauliers once they have lifted the threat of industrial action.


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