Dáil debates

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Other Questions

Haulage Industry Regulation

10:00 am

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-South Leitrim, Independent) | Oireachtas source

The Minister will be aware that there are flexibilities in the transport rules for the agriculture sector. Is he aware, as I know his colleague, the Minister of State, Deputy Michael Ring is, of a company in County Mayo, McHale, which produces balers? Because that company produces bales that are 6 in. bigger than the standard 4 ft bale, it is not possible because of transport rules for it to transport three rows of bales from the south east to the west. There is no tunnel restriction on this route. If this rule continues to apply, McHale's will not be used by people in that part of the country because it will not be able to transport the bales across country. Will the Minister, in the context of this and the live export issue, review the rules and introduce a point-to-point system for these categories?


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