Fianna Fáil Senator Marc MacSharry has called upon the Government to act immediately to ensure the Irish haulage industry doesn’t collapse.
Senator Mac Sharry was reacting to the announcement that haulage company Target Express is to cease trading with the loss of 390 jobs. Many other fuel dependent industries particularly those in haulage and transport, given the inordinate demands on duty, taxes and other business costs have come under serious undue pressure in the past number of months.
The forthcoming Dáil session will see Fianna Fáil publish legislative proposals for a fuel rebate scheme for haulage companies, together with a mechanism to address the impact of fuel laundering.
“The industry is under attack, its collapse will severely impact on our competitiveness internationally. If Government remain in autopilot we will continue to see many companies like Target Express fall by the wayside,” he said.