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€18m Emergency Support Scheme For Hauliers

A Laois transport company is welcoming the announcement.

€18m in emergency support is being provided to hauliers.

A temporary grant scheme is being set up which will provide 100 euro per week for heavy goods vehicles over a certain weight.

The scheme will operate for a period of eight weeks and will then be reviewed.

Minister Eamon Ryan said the haulage sector is critically important to Ireland national and international supply chains.

Ger Hyland from Hyland Transport says it's not enough but it's a start:

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