The Irish road haulage industry is uniquely placed to understand the challenges of Brexit, according to An Taoiseach Leo Varadakar who addressed the Irish Road Haulage Association Annual Dinner, in Dublin on Saturday Night.
Addressing a packed audience Mr. Varadkar said: There is no group in Ireland that better understands the challenges of Brexit better than those that are involved in road haulage.”
He added: “You understand what’s at stake if politicians get this wrong. The government which I leas is under no illusions about the challenges that we face as a consquence of Brexit and the can be no complaceny in the corridors of power about it.”
Mr Varadakar said that detailed work at home and abroad is continuing in the round up to Brexit. He said that meetings on an all island basis have been staking place across the country and that the IRHa was an active participant in the process:
He said: The Irish Haulage Assocociation has been very active and very vocal and constructive partners and participants in all of those events and I thanks you for that.”
IRHA President Verona Murphy said it was the first time in the 45-year history of the association that the Taoiseach attended its annual dinner.”This is a very special and hugely significant moment in the history of the IRHA..”
“The Taoiseach’s presence here this evening is a clear acknowledgement that he and his government recognise the critical role that licensed hauliers play in the functioning of our economy.”