East Derry MLA hits out at lack of funding for Lough Foyle Ferry

The Governments north and south are again being urged to agree a funding package which would see the Lough Foyle service linking Greencastle and Magilligan operate all year round.

The issue is to be discussed by the Regional Development Committee in the North in the next few weeks after it was raised by East Derry MLA John Dallat.

As it stands, the service runs only for part of the year and recieves a small subsidy from Limavady Borough Council and Donegal County Council.

John Dallat says the Rathlin Ferry in the North has received over £22m in the past 4 years, and he says only a fraction of that funding would run the Lough Foyle Ferry......

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