Transport Minister urged to save Foyle Ferry

The Transport Minister is being urged to step in to save the Foyle Ferry linking Greencastle and Magilligan, which is due to stop operating on Sunday evening next.

Donegal North East TD Charlie Mc Conalogue says he believes that the cost to the State of providing a subvention for the ferry could well be less than the cost to the State of the 18 ferry staff transferring to the social welfare system.

Deputy Mc Conalogue says while Donegal County Council and Limavady Borough Council have made strong efforts to provide a subvention for the service over recent years, it is clear a more medium-term approach involving central government is needed....

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