MINISTER RECOGNISES PROBLEMS WITH LOAD HEIGHT RESTRICTION AND EXEMPTS HAY AND STRAW

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MINISTER RECOGNISES PROBLEMS WITH LOAD HEIGHT RESTRICTION AND EXEMPTS HAY AND STRAW
18 Feb 2014

MINISTER RECOGNISES PROBLEMS WITH LOAD HEIGHT RESTRICTION AND EXEMPTS HAY AND STRAW

Environment & Rural Affairs

IFA National Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has welcomed the decision by the Transport Minister Leo Varadkar to change the unworkable load height restriction for hay and straw introduced last November.

 

IFA National Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has welcomed the decision by the Transport Minister Leo Varadkar to change the unworkable load height restriction for hay and straw introduced last November.

 

The Association met the Minister Varadkar last week to highlight the enormous additional and unnecessary costs of transporting fodder and other agri-related produce that would have been imposed on farmers.

 

“Farmers could have faced an additional €300-€400 charge for every load of fodder transported. The height restriction would also have resulted in increased numbers of loads of farm produce being transported on public roads.”

 

Harold Kingston said, “Minister Varadkar has recognised the difficulties this would have caused for farmers in going about their day-to-day business. This is a practical response to the issues that we raised with him”.

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