‘We will be dragged down with it against our will, kicking and screaming’

– says haulier who reveals import business has never been so quiet

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By Donna Roddy

THE HAULAGE business has ‘never been so quiet’ and is in limbo as the sterling to euro rates fluctuate because of Brexit.

Haulier George Mills, from Culdaff, who is the chairperson of the Donegal branch of the Irish Road Haulage Association, and a council member, said there is so much uncertainty surrounding the future of exports as a result of the UK’s referendum decision to leave Europe.

Mr Mills said since last Friday’s decision ‘nothing has moved’.

He said many hauliers are sitting, waiting in limbo because there is just so much uncertainty and traders aren’t buying goods because of the fluctuating sterling to euro rate.

“Sterling is the big thing at the moment and that is creating a lot of uncertainty. Importers are sitting in limbo not knowing when it is going to strengthen again.”

He said the UK’s decision to leave the EU has deep ramifications for Ireland and fears the country ‘will be dragged down with it against our will, kicking and screaming’.

He said their biggest concern, immediately, is Ireland’s trade partners.

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Donna Roddy