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Varadkar eyeing up road charge on foreign trucks

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar is considering a new road charge on foreign trucks in response to the forthcoming cross-border tolls on Irish lorries.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
9th February, 2014
Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport.

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar is considering a new road charge on foreign trucks in response to the forthcoming cross-border tolls on Irish lorries.

On April 1, the British government is introducing a charge of £1,000 (€1,201) for large trucks crossing the border into the North, in an attempt to benefit domestic hauliers.

Although such road tolls are permitted under EU rules, it has led to calls for retaliatory action, given that there are no such...

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