Trucking Hell! Hauliers Fury Over Rising Fuel Costs To Culminate In Convoy Protest

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A massive protest is planned for tomorrow on several routes into Dublin city as well as within the city centre.

It’s being organised by the Irish Truckers and Haulage Association Against Fuel Prices.

It’s expected to cover routes including the M1, M2, M3, M4, M7, and the M11, with vehicles travelling in convoy to Leinster House, starting at 7am.


Petrol and diesel prices have risen more than 25% over the past year. The cost of filling a tank is at a record high – with petrol up six cent a litre!

Gardai are warning the protest may impact commuter traffic, and they’re advising people who plan to travel to Dublin to plan accordingly.

In a statement on social media, Irish Truckers and Haulage Association Against Fuel Prices said:

It is time to stand up and make our voices be heard once and for all. We want all hauliers, truckers, farmers, taxis, buses, fisheries, professional drivers, mica sufferers to back us on the day.”

Everyone is welcome, including kids, as it is for their future. We want a peaceful protest and no trouble.”

The convoy is scheduled to roll-out from 7am on Wednesday from the following spots:

  • M1 Services Lusk North and South
  • M2 Ashbourne Retail Park
  • M3 Park Car Park, M3 Maxol and Damonstown Way
  • M4 Kinnegad Plaza Services
  • M7 Toughers Industrial Estate Naas
  • M11 Applegreen Services Wicklow Exit 14
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