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Irish hauliers urged not to load trucks unless travelling directly to mainland Europe

The President of the Irish Road Haulage Association has said that no truck should leave Ireland unless they have a confirmed booking to travel directly to the continent.

Eugene Drennan said that there are currently between 200 and 250 Irish lorries stuck in England after France banned road freight from Britain due to the new coronavirus strain.

The Port of Dover in Kent, where the majority of Irish hauliers are currently waiting, is closed to all accompanied traffic leaving the UK until further notice due to the border restrictions in France.

Drennan said he expected stranded hauliers to be allowed travel back to Ireland this evening and tomorrow and said “ferry companies have to do their utmost to get us home”.

The Republic of Ireland’s travel ban with passengers arriving from the UK will be reviewed tomorrow.

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