Statement by Brendan Griffin TD (FG) Kerry
Sunday, December 21st, 2014
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, is welcoming confirmation from the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, that he has extended the current derogation for the carriage of up to 42 tonnes on five axle vehicles.
The derogation will be extended for 18 months, after which time the Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulation 2003 will come into effect.
Kerry hauliers and those involved in the agriculture industry in Kerry had been lobbying for the extension of the derogation.
Deputy Griffin says that the extension is welcome news for many businesses in Kerry and thanked Minister Donohoe for listening to concerns.
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