Irish truck drivers ‘under threat’ from Calais migrants

Irish truck drivers are under increasing threat from migrants trying to cross the border to the UK through the French port of Calais, according to the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA).

The IRHA has called on the Department of Foreign Affairs to liaise with British and French authorities to help minimise the risk to truck drivers while crossing the port.

It follows chaotic scenes in Calais on Tuesday as hundreds of migrants swarmed truck drivers in the hope of crossing to Britain. About 400 local workers blockaded the port as part of a wildcat strike.

President of the IRHA, Verona Murphy, said urgent action is needed to protect the safety of Irish truck drivers.

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