Clare Haulier Warns Of Unrest In Event Of Budget Fuel Price Hikes

A Clare haulier is warning of potential unrest in the event of fuel price hikes in the budget.

There’s strong suggestions that an increase in petrol or diesel prices is inevitable in tomorrow’s budget, as carbon taxes may increase by 50%.

That would add around 3 cent to a litre of petrol or diesel, although there is opposition within government to the measure given that it would result in increased transport costs.


Haulier Eugene Drennan of Spa Transport says hauliers simply cannot afford any more increases in costs and says there will be considerable anger if the measure is introduced without a dispensation for his industry.