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Northern Ireland quarries could face closure


February 15, 2011
By Belfast Telegraph

Feb. 15, 2011 – Quarry owners in border areas on Northern Ireland could
be put out of business because a tax on U.K. firms means they are losing
out to rivals in the Republic.

Feb. 15, 2011 – Quarry owners in border areas on Northern Ireland could be put out of business because a tax on UK firms means they are losing out to rivals in the Republic, it was claimed.

The Quarry Products Association of Northern Ireland (QPANI) said manufacturers of concrete and asphalt products on this side of the border must pay £2 per tonne on their products both here and for export.

Meanwhile, competitors in the Irish Republic can import materials into Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK with no fee. | READ MORE

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