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Head of Carlingford Ferry Fears Brexit Could Whip Up Storm on Lough

23rd July 2017
Maiden Voyage: Aisling Gabreille seen approaching the slipway at Greenore, Co. Louth following a crossing from Greencastle, Co. Down Maiden Voyage: Aisling Gabreille seen approaching the slipway at Greenore, Co. Louth following a crossing from Greencastle, Co. Down Photo: SCF/Facebook

#ferry - The Sunday Times writes that the head of the newest Republic-Northern Ireland transportation link has urged a speedy resolution to the Brexit border question.

A ferry began crossing Carlingford Lough on Friday with the 15-minute journey promising a boost for local tourism and business.

Bad weather rather than paperwork delayed the inaugural service but Pamela Houston, the chief executive, said that an unimpeded frontier should endure after the UK left the European Union. “We are a frictionless border, I think people are used to that. I think it is good for business,” Ms Houston said.

She added that people were used to taking travel documents when they flew and added that a duty-free shop could create opportunities for her company.

 

 

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