Christmas 2013

… wish you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Beannachtaí na Nollag agus áthbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mháise daoibh!

We thank you for your support over the last year and look forward to serving you in the coming one.

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. (

Go Moylagh, go!

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.

Fuel Rebate for Licensed Hauliers

Wednesday, 6 December 2012 was a red letter day for Ireland as Minister of Finance Michael Noonan announced the first ever essential user fuel rebate for licensed hauliers. The rebate, which comes into effect on 1 July, 2013, will be available to all ‘tax compliant’ hauliers driving vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, with the exception of own-account operators.”I am pleased to announce an additional initiative that will support small businesses in all sectors of the economy,” Noonan said. “Virtually all businesses in Ireland rely on cost effective transport for their inputs and their outputs. This transport is provided by hauliers, the majority of whom are small businesses. In order to assist the competitiveness of this key industry, I am introducing a rebate on diesel with effect from the 1st of July 2013.Although the amount of rebate has not yet been confirmed, civil servants have indicated it is likely to be around 7.5 euro cents per litre.”The administration of the rebate has yet to be worked out,” points out Seamus McGowan, IEC’s MD. “In some countries which already offer a rebate, such as Belgium and Spain, it is paid monthly or three-monthly, in arrears. Sometimes the rebate is paid annually.” However it is paid, the rebate marks the government’s recognition of the plight of the Irish haulage industry. “This is an unprecedented decision made in one of the worst economic crises Ireland has seen in modern times,” Seamus adds. “And even more amazingly, it is restricted to haulage – not to buses or farmers or any other group. It is all down to the strong and continued lobbying by the Irish Road Haulage Association and particularly its president, Eoin Gavin, principle of TPN member depot Eoin Gavin Transport.

Ezine – December 2012

Season’s Greetings
Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and a very happy New Year, on behalf of everyone at Independent Express Cargo. Thank you for your support in 2012. Your business is much appreciated and we hope that we will have the opportunity to continue to work with you in the year ahead.

Rather than send Christmas Cards we made a donation of €1000 to St Ultan’s Project in Cherry Orchard. »

About St Ultans

St Ultans is the only campus of its kind in Ireland. It caters for the entire Cherry Orchard community through its Nursery, its Primary School, and its After School services. Its mission is to improve the lives of children in Cherry Orchard in partnership with parents, families the local community and other relevant service providers.It is a great project managed by selfless hardworking people and we in Independent Express Cargo are proud to be considered a friend of St Ultans.

A Message from St Ultans

The picture on the right is of the children from Saint Ultans Vocal Harmony group rehearsing for their Late Late Toy show appearance. It was a major achievement for the children and staff to be selected to perform for the show and is a great reward for all of their hard work during the year.

The Vocal Harmony group evolved from our community music programme, that teaches children music instruments, dance and other forms of artistic expression. It is open to all the children of Cherry Orchard, and operates every week.

For more information on St Ultans please come visit our website at

Click here to watch the children’s performance »