11/06/13

11/06/2013 – McGinley Announces Heavy Cargo Service for Toraigh

11 June 2013—The Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley T.D., has announced that his Department has signed a heavy cargo contract for the island of Toraigh with Comharchumann Thoraí  Teo. for the period  1st May 2013 to 31st April 2014.

The same level of service provided under the former contract will be continued, that is, 26 crossings per annum between Toraigh and the mainland in Co. Donegal. The costs which the Department will pay to the Comharchumann to cover the administration of the service will also be in line with the former contract.

Announcing the contract, Minister of State McGinley said that he was happy that a new heavy cargo contract had been agreed for the coming year. “I am happy that my Department can make this announcement today and that we have been able to agree a contract which will ensure the same level of service there has been for a number of years,” said the Minister of State.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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