Transport and logistics businesses needs a strong voice to steer the industry through challenging times ahead, which will include the UK’s departure from the EU, worsening skills shortages and the ambitious European Green Deal, according to FTA Ireland (FTAI). As a nominating body for the Industrial and Commercial Panel of Seanad Éireann, FTAI is endorsing Declan Allen for the forthcoming election.
Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTAI comments: “FTAI is urging those with voting power – County Councillors, elected Teachta Dálas (TDs) and current Senators – to endorse Declan Allen in the Seanad Éireann election; his experience and expertise make him the ideal candidate to represent freight distribution and logistics on the Industrial and Commercial Panel. At such a crucial period for the logistics sector – Brexit, skills shortages and the European Green Deal all present serious challenges to the way businesses operate – there has never been a more important time to elect someone with the technical knowledge and expertise required to navigate industry through these uncertain times. Campaigning on a platform of sustainable logistics, mitigating the risks of Brexit while seizing the opportunities, and tacking the skills shortage, Mr Allen would ensure the logistics sector is well represented in the Seanad Éireann.
“In the view of FTAI, the House also would reap the benefits of Mr Allen’s drive and talent. A balanced Seanad – featuring both professional politicians and business experts – will ensure the House is able to deliver the best possible outcomes for the citizens of Ireland.”
FTA Ireland is a not-for-profit membership trade association for the Irish freight, passenger and logistics industries. We are wholly owned and governed by our members, and act solely in advancing their best interests. FTA Ireland covers all aspects of private and public freight transport, passenger transport and logistics supply chain, including road, rail, sea and air. FTAI represents some of the largest freight and passenger operators in Ireland, with more than 25,000 employees and 10,000 vehicles operating between them.