08/09/17

Passenger and light cargo ferry service for Toraigh 2018-2023

Joe McHugh T.D., Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, announced today that his Department has awarded the contract for the above service to Realt na Maidne Teoranta.  The contract will come into effect on 1 April 2018 and will last for five years.  Under this contract, a passenger and light cargo ferry service will be provided between Toraigh and Machaire Rabhartaigh on the mainland.

Making the announcement, the Minister of State said that he is pleased that the contract will provide certainty about the service for the island community in the coming years.  “I’m pleased that my Department was in a position to complete a tendering process that ensures a ferry service for Toraigh into the future,” the Minister of State said.

 

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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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