Donegal hauliers say they will bring country to a standstill next month

Protesters from Donegal have confirmed plans to bring the country to a standstill next month in their campaign against rising taxes and austerity measures.

During the week of February 20, lorry drivers from the county will join other hauliers from around the country to converge on the capital, with a plan to block all roads around the city that morning.

It's understood up to 400 lorry drivers have expressed an interest in taking part in the Dublin gridlock plans with sources suggesting even more than that could be involved.