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Hauliers Kicked About Like "Political Football", Says Laois Contractor

They're urging the government to provide financial support.

The Irish Road Haulage Association feels its getting a raw deal from the government. 

Ger Hyland from Hyland Transport in Rosenallis says they are getting no help, despite having a number of meetings with ministers about the the rising cost of diesel. 

The Laois man believes they are being used like a political football, being kicked from one department to another:

The representative group is warning a 'very serious' protest by truck drivers will take place if the industry doesn't get more government support.

Truck drivers say they can no longer survive the rising cost of doing business, as the price of diesel rose to more than €2 this week.

At the end of last year, hauliers organised a serious of protests around the country, bringing many major routes to a standstill.

IRHA president Eugene Drennan says truck drivers are prepared to stage bigger protests if they don't get better financial support:

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