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Ferry costs create waves

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Ferry costs create waves thumbnailCouncillor Cara McShane

SINN Féin's Cara McShane has said Causeway Coast and Glens Council should do all they can to support and promote tourism in the area.
Her comments came as unionist and nationalist councillors clashed over the operating costs of the Magilligan to Greencastle ferry.
At a Causeway Coast and Glens council meeting on Tuesday June 27, DUP Councillor George Duddy asked Environmental Services Director Aidan McPeake if council would make any money from the new service.
When Mr McPeake replied 'no,' Councillor Duddy asked if any works would be required at the ferry terminal during the three-year lease.
Mr McPeake replied: "We do not envisage any maintenance costs." He pointed out, however, that the council owned the asset and had responsibility to maintain it.
Councillor Duddy asked: "If it ends up a hard Brexit what undertakings would we have to undertake in relation to customs and border controls?"

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