GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO SUPPORT HAULAGE INDUSTRY – CLLR MCGOWAN

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

Revealed! Every Premier League club ranked by odds of relegation in 2016/17

first_imgLeicester City may have won the title in 2015/16, but considering many people tipped them to go down, could they actually be relegated in 2017? It cannot happen, surely? With Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull City all making a return to the Premier League, we are in for another exciting season as teams look to preserve their status in the world’s richest football league. Then there is Big Sam’s Sunderland – who narrowly avoided the drop last term – and Bournemouth – playing just their second season in the top tier since promotion from the Championship in 2015.Watford will have a new manager in Walter Mazzarri and Swansea will start afresh under Francesco Guidolin, while Crystal Palace will be hoping to improve their league form after a dismal 2016. Then there’s big spenders Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United – all with new bosses – unlikely, but what odds are they to go down? Check out every top flight clubs’ probability to be relegated from the Premier League in 2016/17 by clicking the arrow, above. *Odds calculated as an average based on leading bookmakers’ odds on 5 June 2016. Joint 7. Leicester City are 33/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 17. West Bromwich Albion are 9/4 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 20 20 18. Middlesbrough are 11/8 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 19. Hull City are 1/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. Joint 1. Manchester City are 1000/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 16. Watford are 5/2 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 20 Joint 3. Manchester United are 750/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 15. AFC Bournemouth are 10/3 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. Joint 5. Tottenham are 500/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 13. Swansea are 9/2 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 12. Crystal Palace are 6/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 11. Stoke City are 10/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 20 20 Joint 7. West Ham are 33/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Joint 7. Southampton are 33/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 Joint 3. Chelsea are 750/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 14. Sunderland are 4/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. Joint 5. Liverpool are 500/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20 Joint 1. Arsenal are 1000/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. Joint 7. Everton are 33/1 to be relegated from the Premier League next season. 20. Burnley are 10/11 to be relegated from the Premier League next season – click the arrow above, right, to see every top flight clubs’ odds of dropping into the Championship last_img read more