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Oireachtas Hearing Over Aran Ferry Service

15th December 2016
One of Aran Islands Ferries Teoranta fast-ferries. The ferry service ceased in late November, and was temporarily reinstated around a week later One of Aran Islands Ferries Teoranta fast-ferries. The ferry service ceased in late November, and was temporarily reinstated around a week later

#AranIslands - An Oireachtas committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht were addressed (yesterday) by a group of representatives from Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands as a dispute over a ferry service to the island continues.

RTE News reports that Cathy Ní Ghoill, from the co-op on Inis Mór, said islanders have been battling for four years to keep basic services like air and ferry connections, and a change of policy is needed.

Local secondary school principal Micheál Ó Cualáin said a reliable air and ferry service was essential to bring teachers to and from the mainland.

For more on this ongoing story, click here.

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