Cessation of Irish Ferries Service to France a huge blow to Rosslare Europort – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD, has expressed concern that Irish Ferries is unlikely to operate a service between Rosslare Europort and France next year.

Commenting on the matter Deputy Troy said, “I am very disappointed that Irish Ferries will no longer operate between Rosslare and France in 2019. This is a bewildering decision in light of Brexit. Increasing capacity at Rosslare Europort should have been the priority for improving connectivity with our European neighbours.

As the shortest sea route for goods and passengers to continental Europe, the Irish Ferries service was once a very popular and well utilised service. I would like to know why efforts are not being made to restore it to its former glory.

The withdrawal of this service represents a significant blow to Rosslare Europort. I have written to the CEO of Irish Ferries and asked him to explain the decision. I would implore him to revisit it in light of the increasingly likely ‘no-deal’ Breixt scenario”, concluded Deputy Troy.