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Independent Express Cargo will be closing at
14:00 Tuesday 24th December
and reopening at
06:00 Thursday 2nd January.
Independent Express wishes all of our customers a very happy Christmas.
ATTENTION : Due to the adverse weather conditions brought on by Hurricane Ophelia, and the number of businesses closing as a result, TPN Ireland will be closing at 4pm today (16th October) and reopening at 5am tomorrow (17th October).
This is a recent article from The Irish Times, printed on Dec 24th 2015, about the mindblowingly useless Eircode postcode implemented in Ireland during the summer of 2015.
The pattern has become all too familiar. An Irish government rolls out a system which has been very poorly designed despite having gone through an incredibly expensive consultation process. The concerns of Irish people and Irish businesses who would most benefit from a well-designed system have been ignored. When are we going to learn from our regular national failings?
Two quotes in the piece from Verona Murphy and Neil McDonnell sum up the feeling in the transport industry :
Neil McDonnell, general manager of the Freight Transport Association of Ireland, whose members include the global delivery firms DHL and FedEx, says that as far as he knows, none of the association’s members is using the code. “The nature of a postcode as a random code is the significant problem. It is essentially a social security number for a property,” says McDonnell. “The code itself is a meaningless construct.”
Describing it as “worthless”, Irish Road Haulage Association’s president Verona Murphy says it was designed “as a system that only An Post could use” and it is “useless” for anyone else. “There was no input from those whom it’s supposed to service.”
Following a very successful annual conference and AGM over the weekend (8th – 9th May 2015) in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan, the National Council of the IRHA elected Ms Verona Murphy of Drumur Transport, Wexford as the new President of the Association for the coming two year term. Verona is only the second female President of the Association in its 42 year history and reflects the very significant role played by the very many ladies operating within the sector.
We wish her the very best for her term.
Our offices will be closed from 24th December 2014 until the 2nd January 2015.
We will be available for collections on the 2nd January.
Cork Chamber of Commerce have issued the following flood alert :
Cork Chamber of Commerce – Tidal Flood Alert
Due to the high risk of flooding in areas of Cork City, we would like to inform customers that deliveries/collections in these areas may be affected over the coming days.
Beannachtaí na Nollag agus áthbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mháise daoibh!
In keeping with our tradition, we have not spent money on sending you Christmas cards – instead we have donated the money saved (€1500) to charity. This year our chosen charity is St Ultan’s School in Cherry Orchard, Dublin. (http://www.stultans.ie)
Congratulations to Moylagh GAA, last friday night 20 Sept the team TPN Ireland sponsor – Moylagh won the county junior hurling championship beating Navan O Mahonys by 3-16 to 6 points. We are delighted to be associated with such a hard working successful club. Well done to all concerned.