Delays expected as truck drivers set to protest in Dublin this week 9 months ago

Delays expected as truck drivers set to protest in Dublin this week

This will be the third convoy since November 2021.

A group of truck companies are set to arrive in Dublin on Monday morning (11 April) to protest rising fuel prices for the third time in six months.

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A group called The People of Ireland Against Fuel Prices Protest have organised a convoy to travel to O'Connell Street, where they may plan on staying for several days.

A post on the Facebook group, formerly known as Irish Truckers & Haulage Association Against Fuel Prices, told participants to come prepared to stay for a week or two.

Vehicles are being asked to arrive at several filling stations around the country at 3am to drive to Dublin together.

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"We are a group of Truck Companies struggling to stay afloat and have come to together along with Farmers, Bus Companies, Taxis and the General Public to protest as the price of being in business and the cost of living is not affordable," read a statement from the group.

"We are all in crisis!

"In relation to the protest, Dublin and surrounding areas of Dublin will be at a stand still and the protest will not just be a 1 day protest it will be a long drawn out process until our demands our met!"

The group has twice carried out similar protests in Dublin, one in November 2021, and one in December.

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This is the first one, however, to plan on staying for more than a day.

In a statement sent to JOE, an Garda Síochána are warning commuters in the area to plan for potential delays in the morning.

"An Garda Síochána is aware of a potential protest in the Dublin Region, Monday 11 April 2022 which may impact on commuter traffic.

"Commuters intending to access or travel through the Dublin Region should plan accordingly.

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"An Garda Síochána will have an appropriate and proportionate plan in place to monitor the protest.

"An Garda Síochána will provide update traffic information on our social media channels as and when required."

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