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Could Brexit Bring ‘Port’ Business to Donegal?

2nd March 2017
Donegal harbours such as Greencastle on Lough Foyle (above in foreground) could possibly be used post-Brexit to directly import cargoes by ships instead of neighbouring Northern ports. Donegal harbours such as Greencastle on Lough Foyle (above in foreground) could possibly be used post-Brexit to directly import cargoes by ships instead of neighbouring Northern ports.

#BrexitDonegal - The possibility of utilising harbours in Greencastle or even Buncrana, reports Donegal Now for commercial shipping could yet emerge as one of the unexpected positive consequences of Brexit.

If, as seems increasingly likely, a "hard border" is established, this could mean the reintroduction of customs posts and the imposition of duties on goods passing between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

However, Brexit could open the door for new shipping traffic into Donegal.

The possibility of general cargo using a port like Greencastle was raised this week by Seamus Bovaird of the Greencastle Harbour Users Group.

He floated the possibility that coal and animal feedstuffs could come by ship directly to Donegal.

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