The government approved the Licensed Haulage Emergency Support Scheme (“the Scheme”) to assist the licensed haulage sector with the recent escalation in fuel costs. The Scheme will provide support of €100 per week for eight weeks for each eligible heavy goods vehicle (‘HGV’) authorised on the licence of a road haulage operator as of 11 March 2022.
The Scheme is being administered by the Department of Transport. Application forms have been provided directly to all licensed hauliers by email using the email address held on file by the Road Transport Operator Licensing Unit in Loughrea. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is close of business 20 April 2022.
On 22 March the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue announced a targeted intervention package for the tillage sector and a multi-species sward initiative, worth over €12 million to support Irish farmers.