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.

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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say