Traffic disruption expected as haulers set to protest in Dublin again on Monday 5 months ago

Traffic disruption expected as haulers set to protest in Dublin again on Monday

The convoy is set to travel to the capital on Monday morning.

Haulers are set to make another trip to Dublin in protest of rising fuel prices in the country.

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The convoy is set to travel on Monday morning (13 December).

This is the second such protest in a month, with the first convoy arriving in the city on 24 November.

The protest was organised by the Irish Truckers & Haulage Association Against Fuel Prices via a post on Facebook.

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"Phase 2 protest is on this coming Monday the 13th of December in line with the farmers who will protest on the 12th overnight," the group wrote.

"We want a significant drop in fuel costs at the pump for everyone. We want VAT & Duty slashed and we also want the Carbon taxes slashed on the cost of fuel at the pump.

"We won't be leaving until we get answers.

"Calling on the nation to get out on the streets and support us. Stand up and let your voice be heard enough is enough. Our country is suffering and we are been punished for the actions of our government," they concluded.

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The protest is in response to fuel prices continuing to rise in 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.

Independent TD Richard O'Donoghue made headlines before the first protest by parking a lorry outside the front door of Leinster House.

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An Garda Síochána have warned commuters that there is a possibility of delays and traffic heading into Dublin tomorrow morning.

"There is a possibility of some traffic disruption during the peak hours on Monday morning due to a planned hauliers protest," the Gardaí said.

"The public is asked to plan for any necessary journeys on Monday and to use public transport, walking and cycling where possible.

"Public transport will be operating as normal and the city centre retail and businesses will be open as normal.

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"Up to date information on any disruption will be made available via AGS, DCC TII and during the peak hours via the “Live Drive 103.2 “ radio station."