Trucker protest in Dublin set to significantly impact traffic for morning commuters
The convoy is in protest of rising fuel prices in the country.
Gardaí are warning commuters in the Dublin area to plan accordingly due to a planned truck protest in the capital happening on Wednesday (24 November).
A group called Irish Truckers & Haulage Association Against Fuel Prices have organised a convoy to travel to Kildare Street, with meeting places at several filling stations around the country.
The group is expected to arrive at Leinster House between 7am and 8am.
In a post on their Facebook page, the group have requested for attendants to be peaceful and to respect emergency services present at the event.
"Hope to see you all there and remember this is a Peaceful Protest we don't want any trouble or vigilante groups to act up. Stay at home if that's your plans please, it will get us no where only a backlash in the press as usual", they wrote.
Independent TD Richard O'Donoghue has already drawn attention to the protest by parking a lorry outside the front door of Leinster House.
— Richard O'Donoghue TD (@RichardODonoghu) November 23, 2021
"Calling everyone to help send a clear message to the Government", he wrote in a tweet on Tuesday (23 November).
The group are travelling to Leinster House in protest of a rise in fuel prices across the country.
The average price for unleaded petrol stands at 172.6 cents per litre, while the average price of diesel is now 163.3 cents per litre - the highest since AA Ireland started recording figures in 1991.
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 tomorrow 24th November 2021 which may impact on early morning commuter traffic," Gardaí said.
"Commuters intending to access or travel through the Dublin Region should plan accordingly
"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."