New Swansea-Cork Ferry?

Talk of the Cork-Swansea Ferry is back on the table

A review group has been setup by the County Council to see if a new route might be commercially viable.

The “M-V Julia” stopped sailing in the Autumn of 2011, and then in February this year the Fastnet line was wound up after it was unable to raise a one million euro investment.

But now, Cork County Council, The Port of Cork, Fáilte Ireland and representation from the Irish Exporters Association have come together to consider launching a new service.

A transport consultancy company called “STS International” which has offices in Ireland and the UK is going to produce a feasibility report. It will look at all UK ports, and not just Swansea.

The Mayor of County Cork Cllr Tim Lombard says the loss of the Cork-Swansea Ferry is still being felt across the South West of Ireland, which is the most popular tourism region in the country after Dublin city.

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