Local Senator says new charges on tyres will put jobs in the region at risk

A local Senator says new charges on tyres will put jobs in the region at risk.

Fine Gael’s Joe O’Reilly has criticised the move, saying it’ll drive customers north of the border.

The charges are aimed at clamping down on the illegal dumping of tyres by increasing monitoring of the sale and supply of the products.

However, Joe O’Reilly says the weak Sterling and the introduction of the charge would mean customers would choose cheaper tyres in Northern Ireland, thereby causing losses for local businesses.