13:13 Tuesday, 12 January 2021
The Irish Road Haulage Association is calling for customs regulations to be relaxed for two weeks to allow the flow of traffic to resume.
It claims the new customs system is cumbersome and has described Dublin Port as a mess.
The IRHA claims 73 drivers spent the night at Dublin Port last night because the new system is flawed.
While the drivers are technically free to go, someone must stay with the truck, leaving many stuck in position.
The organisation says many businesses are not sending goods to Ireland until the situation improves.
It’s calling for a derogation from the regulations for two weeks to allow the flow of traffic to resume.
They’re also calling for a full review of the systems that have been put in place to be carried out.
The IRHA says someone such as the Finance, Business or Transport Minister must take responsibility.
Representatives from the Government, Revenue, Dublin Port and Gardaí are providing a status update to media on the operation of the port this afternoon.