Lough Foyle ferry must be saved - O’hOisin

Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal Ó hOisín has voiced his fears about the future of the Magilligan –Greencastle Ferry when the licence expires at the end of the month.

Mr Ó hOisín said: “I am afraid for the future of the ferry across Lough Foyle that connects Co. Derry with Co. Donegal and I would call on both the Assembly and Dublin Government to look at what can be done to safeguard the long term future of the service.

“This ferry has been used by over two million passengers since its inception and has contributed to the rise of the tourist economy in the East Derry area.

“I am sure that with the correct help and support that this can become a viable operating route especially as the tourist industry is on the increase.

I have met on several occasions with the newly elected Donegal TD Padraig MacLochlainn and DRD Minister Conor Murphy who also is determined that we save this service and I have asked Padraig to now raise the matter with the new incoming Irish Government.

“I am calling on the both governments and local councils to realise the potential of this service and act now before it is too late.”