first_imgThe Government needs to support the Irish haulage industry according to Finn Valley county councillor Patrick McGowan.The Fianna Fail councillor said the haulage industry is a vital link to mainland Europe for the whole island of Ireland for industries such as agriculture sector.Recent news that a large National haulage company is to cease trading with the loss of almost 400 jobs, is very working and is in keeping with what the Haulage Trade has been saying for some time now, he said. “The Government cannot sit idly by and watch the Irish haulage industry disintegrate. They need to immediately bring forward legislative measures to safeguard the industry,” said Cllr Mc Gowan .“The collapse of Target Express is a clear signal that Irish haulage sector has been in a state of crisis for some time now , and nearly 20% of haulage companies have gone out of business since 2012 representing 5,000 jobs losses.“The spiraling cost of fuel has hugely impacted on haulers, fuel now accounts for 50% of these companies’ cost based compared to 30% previously. International haulers also have an advantage over Irish companies as they can benefit from a fuel rebate. Law abiding haulers are also placed at an unfair disadvantage as unscrupulous operators are using laundered green diesel. This reduces the competitiveness of legitimate companies and we know the slightest advantage can be the difference between a company surviving and not.”The road haulage industry contributes over €1 billion to the general exchequer but receives no financial assistance from the Government. The Donegal councillor says if it is to survive something must be done by the Government to ease the pressure.“The industry is under attack, its collapse would severely impact on our competitiveness internationally. It would also be hugely problematic transporting goods within Ireland and between Ireland and our important overseas markets, especially during the winter months due to the adverse weather condition.Higher transport Cost’s will mean consumers in Ireland paying more for their goods.Cllr Mc Gowan said the Government needs to consider proposals to implement a fuel rebate scheme for haulage companies together with a mechanism to address the impact of laundered fuel.“Recent Proposal’s from the Haulage could benefit the overall tax take if Haulage firms bought more fuel in Ireland instead of filling on the continent before returning home . GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SUPPORT HAULAGE INDUSTRY – CLLR MCGOWAN was last modified: August 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jack Wilshere confirms he will leave Arsenal against his wishes after 17 years

first_imgJack Wilshere has confirmed he will be leaving Arsenal after 17 years at the club.In a lengthy post on his Instagram account, the midfielder admitted he had to leave the club ‘for footballing reasons’ after multiple meetings with new boss Unai Emery. gameday who plays? The 26-year-old revealed he wanted to take a pay cut in order to extend his stay in north London, but a move to pastures new is now on the horizon.Although the England international (who was left out of Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad) has not revealed where he will be playing next season, he has interest from both the Premier League and Serie A.He said: “Following a number of extensive conversations with those at the club, and in particular a recent meeting with the new manager Unai Emery, I felt that I was ultimately left with little choice but to make the decision that I have to purely footballing reasons.“As has been widely reported I, along with my representative, have been in talks with the club for a number of months with the view to signing a new contract to extend my stay at the Emirates. possible xi However, his promising career has been severely disrupted by injuries “My intention throughout these discussions has always been to remain an Arsenal player.“I have been on the books at Arsenal for 17 years and have always felt part of the fabric of the club.“Such was my desire to stay that I had in fact recently agreed to sign a financially reduced contract in order to commit my future to the club.”After bursting onto the scene as a 16-year-old, Wilshere went from strength to strength with the Gunners.After a short loan spell with Bolton Wanderers, Wilshere was voted into the 2011 PFA Team of the Year, winning the PFA Young Player of the Year and the Arsenal Player of the Season along the way.However, injuries have continued to dog his career at the Emirates. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Latest Football news highlights After a largely unsuccessful season with Bournemouth in the 2016-17 season, Wilshere returned to his parent club with a view to proving his form and fitness in time for the World Cup and with a view to earning a new deal.However, it appears he has fallen short of both of those goals and will be plying his trade elsewhere as of next season.Check out the full post below. predicted 2 2 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA Wilshere is a firm favourite at the Emirates, having spent 17 years with Arsenal ALTERED crackers Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes last_img read more