Ferry To Replace Dursey Island Cable Car Set To Begin Service By Middle Of This Week

A ferry to replace the Dursey Island cable car looks set to begin service by the middle of this week.

That’s according to Cork South-West TD Christopher O’Sullivan.

The cable car closed on the 1st April without a replacement service being provided.

This caused disruption to the islanders and farmers with livestock on the island.

Speaking to RedFM News, Deputy O’Sullivan says that the replacement ferry service should be able to begin as soon as a Marine Safety Licence is issued:

“Prior to the cable car closing, Minister Heather Humphries announced emergency funding for the provision of a ferry, but it’s taken a while to get ferry… to a position where a contract can be signed. The latest I have from Cork County Council is that a service provider has been selected, and that contracts are due to be signed with that service provider today, so that we should have a ferry service up and running by mid-week. This is all dependent on the issuing of marine licenced by the Marine Safety Office. So hopefully, all goes smoothly there should be very in place by the middle of this week”.


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