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Cruise Passenger Numbers Visiting Ireland Could Quadruple Over Next Decade

18th September 2013
Cruise Passenger Numbers Visiting Ireland Could Quadruple Over Next Decade

#CruiseLiners - Cruise passenger numbers visiting Ireland could quadruple over the next decade if the right facilities are in place, an Oireachtas Joint Committee has heard.

Chairwoman designate of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company, Eithne Scott Lennon said the south Dublin port was a suitable location to develop a facility to cater for large, "next generation" cruise ships.

"With our unique setting and recent categorisation as a leisure port in the Government's port policy, I strongly believe that Dún Laoghaire harbour offers the most suitable home for a cruise facility," she told members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications.

For more on this story, The Irish Times has a report

 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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