Cope says emphasis must be to get trapped people home

The European Commission is to look into the economic impact of the ongoing travel chaos following a lengthy discussion on ther issue by the European Parliament in Strasbourg last evening.

One of the contributors was North West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher, who says every EU country will feel the financial impact of the past week. However, he told the parliament that Ireland has suffered more than most countries as a result of our isolation.

He said with thousands of people trapped, the priority must be to get them home.