Aidan Flynn

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Kay Collins of Collins Transport finds herself driving lorries due to shortage of skilled drivers in Ireland. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Kay Collins has swapped an office and the books of her family’s haulage business for a lorry cab and the open road for a few days every week. It is no(...)

Lorries queue at the port of Rosslare Harbour in January , 2021. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Food exporter Cathal King has not sent a truckload of lobsters, crab and other live shellfish to customers in France or Spain through the UK since Bre(...)

Traders and transport agents were unable to pre-enter shipments of imports into the Revenue system on Sunday and again on Wednesday with further delays reported on Thursday. File photograph: Getty

Businesses reported additional severe delays this week on the import of goods from Britain as the Revenue’s IT customs system crashed on a number of o(...)

Lorry driver David McCormick with healthcare worker Beata Ziolkowska  at RocDoc’s testing facility in Gorey, Co Wexford, for lorry drivers bound for France on the ferry from Rosslare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

One lorry driver tested positive for Covid-19 under the new testing system required for France-bound hauliers on ferries from Ireland to prevent the s(...)

A freight lorry leaves Dublin Port earlier this week.  The FTAI has warned of a ‘growing backlog of goods’ sitting in depots because there are not enough agents to process the paperwork. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

Supermarket shelves could be soon be stripped bare, prices will climb and supply chains will be badly disrupted unless the Government tackles Brexit-r(...)

Hauliers are booked onto the new Rosslare to Dunkirk service operated by shipping line DFDS.

Capacity issues are building on direct ferries between Ireland and mainland Europe as lorries avoiding Brexit checks through Britain are “bumped” to m(...)

Lorries leave the Stena Line terminal at Belfast Harbour on January 1st. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The first week of post-Brexit life in Ireland has been a difficult, stressful time for traders, hauliers and State officials trying to navigate seas o(...)

Revenue Commissioners issued a general code to allow traders and hauliers circumvent customs arrangements.

Customs arrangements for businesses importing goods from Britain are being temporarily eased as traders experience significant difficulties coping wit(...)

Signage at Holyhead port in North Wales indicates the direction vehicles should follow depending on the relevant paperwork for crossing to Ireland. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images

Delays linked to post-Brexit border controls are expected this week as freight traffic arriving from Britain increases, new technology is tested and t(...)

Trucks pass through a customs post at Dublin Port as new arrangements come into force. Photograph: PA

Most lorry drivers arriving on ferries from Britain at Dublin Port in the hours after Brexit came into effect did not know whether they had to go thro(...)

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