EU directive to charge truckers for air and noise pollution could finish hauliers

A new EU directive to charge truckers for air and noise pollution is being criticised by a Fianna Fail MEP

Pat the Cope Gallagher, who voted against the initiative in the European Parliament, says it will leave Ireland uncompetitive.

Each member state can decide whether or not to introduce the charges.

Pat the Cope Gallagher says hauliers can't afford it:

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