Cork-Swansea Line a Major Loss to County-O'Brien
Sinn Fein TD has expressed regret at the decision by Enterprise Ireland not to invest €400,000 in Cork Swansea ferries and said the demise of the ferry connection would be a major loss to Cork City and County.
Deputy O’Brien said:
“Cork—Swansea Ferry has carried a total of 153,000 passengers in the last three years. It has been a significant asset to tourism in Cork city and county.”
“It is deeply regrettable that Enterprise Ireland and Finance Wales have decided not to provide the funding necessary for the service to continue. The result is that 78 jobs are likely to be lost, as well as millions of euro in tourist revenue for the South West region.”
“It is to be hoped that even at this late stage the ferry may find financial backers who will allow it to continue in operation. Its demise would be a major loss to Cork.”
For further information or comment contact Jonathan O’Brien TD @ 086-0274142