Whilst next Wednesday was initially announced as the date for the protest, sources told us it “could be any day.”
And we can also reveal that thousands of drivers have offered to take part, with some radical supporters saying the protest “won’t be over in a few hours.”
One insider insisted: “We’ll have supplies with us that will shut Dublin for a week.”
However we have also learned that senior Gardai in Dublin have set up a special team to track the movements of the truckers in an effort to prevent what they believe would be an illegal blockade.
They have sent out an alert to gardai here in Co Donegal and in several other counties where there will be a bid to prevent large numbers of haulage drivers from getting anywhere near the capital.
Support for of a mass haulage protest increased after talks between reps and TDs failed to reach a conclusion.
Fuel prices and laundered fuel were the main topic of conversation on the agenda and IRHA president Eoin Gavin admitted that the protest was now a distinct possibility.
“There appears to be no other option but to proceed with our proposed protest action on the week of the 20th of February in order to draw public attention to the Government’s willingness to fuel criminality and the resultant decimation of the haulage industry in Ireland,” said Irish Road Haulage Association president Eoin Gavin.
It will be a year next Wednesday since hauliers held a protest in Letterkenny.
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