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Cuts In Excise Don't Go Far Enough, according to Hauliers And Coach Operators

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Operators say it falls short of what they need.

The Government announced a cut in excise duty which came into effect at midnight on Wednesday.

There's a 15c reduction in excise to diesel and 20c of a reduction in petrol.

The cut in excise on fuel will mean a cut of only 2 cent per litre on green diesel.

Despite yesterday's announcement on excise cuts, there's a warning from coach operators they fall short of what is needed.

Coach operators have said there must be changes to the state contracts for school transport across the country.

Truck drivers say they will stage a major protest if the government doesn't give them the financial support they need.

The Irish Road Hauliers Association met with the Minister for Transport last night, to discuss ways to deal with record-high fuel prices.

Hauliers say they can no longer survive the rising cost of doing business.

CEO of Fuels for Ireland Kevin Mc Partlan spoke with Clem Ryan on Thursday morning's Kildare Today, and has dismissed suggestions there has been price gouging:

The Irish Road Haulage Association, President, Eugene Drennan, spoke on Thursday's Kildare Focus, he said a 'very serious' protest by truck drivers will take place, if the industry doesn't get more government support:

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