The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune is calling for the UK and French governments to protect Irish hauliers who travel to mainland Europe through Calais. She was speaking from the European Parliament where MEPs this week discussed the impact that nearby migrant camps are having on the safety and security of hauliers passing through the French port. Over 7,000 migrants are in these camps attempting to reach the UK. Many have tried to smuggle themselves in trucks as stowaways. Ms Clune says that the on-going situationin Calais is harming the Irish haulage industry.

Out words: protected