Eugene Drennan

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 Irish Road Haulage Association  president Eugene Drennan at Dublin Port. Photograph Nick Bradshaw.

Lorry drivers have hand-delivered letters to the European Commission and the Department of the Taoiseach complaining that Brexit border controls will (...)

Empty supermarket shelves  in  Marks & Spencer in Liffey Valley, Lucan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lorry drivers are bringing imports into the State from Britain through Northern Ireland to avoid the Brexit customs and regulatory procedures at Dubli(...)

Rosslare Europort reported an almost 500 per cent increase in freight units on ferries to and from France and Spain in the first six sailing days of January. Photograph: Alan Betson

Rosslare Europort, the State’s second busiest lorry freight port, recorded a sixfold increase in freight on direct routes with Europe this week, while(...)

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(...)

The Irish Ferries Ulysses arrives at Dublin Port from Holyhead in Wales on Friday morning.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The first ferry arrived at Dublin Port on Friday morning under new trade rules following the end of the Brexit transition period. Irish Ferries’ ship(...)

Trucks parked near the Port of Dover in southern England on Tuesday.  The Irish haulage industry wants exemptions from Covid testing for Irish drivers ‘transiting’ through the UK on their way to mainland Europe.  Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Everyone was expecting it but many were surprised that it was Covid-19 and not Brexit that delivered the nightmare before Christmas. The long queues (...)

Police and port staff turn away vehicles from the Port of Dover in Kent.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/ PA Wire

Irish and French government officials have had contact with Brittany Ferries about running a ferry from France to repatriate Irish lorry drivers stran(...)

Both Stena ships will sail on Tuesday to alleviate the pressure on Irish transport companies and add capacity to direct routes to mainland Europe.

Shipping operator Stena Line is adding a second ferry on its direct route between Ireland and France from Tuesday to allow hauliers avoid Britain and (...)

Food shortages, tailbacks and congested ports at Holyhead. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Irish-bound lorries are facing seven-kilometre tailbacks into Holyhead as Brexit stockpiling, weather delays and the loss of a ferry to a Covid-19 out(...)

A cargo ship in Dublin Port as the Oireachtas transport committee has been told that new customs checks and import controls at Irish ports due to Brexit will have huge implications and massive knock-on consequences for the road haulage industry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There may not be enough capacity on direct ferries to mainland Europe if the key “landbridge” route through Britain becomes congested after Brexit, th(...)

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