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Fianna Fáil Leader Says No Deal Brexit Live Possibility

18th July 2019
File photo of works in Dublin Port where the first infrastructure phase of the Port Masterplan is the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. AFLOAT also adds this work which is ongoing involves reconfiguration of quays to accommodate increasing trend in ever larger freight ships to cope for increased capacity in trade coupled with the consequences of Brexit. The works along this particular quay above (seen from ro-ro freight ferry Celine dubbed the 'Brexit-Buster') have since been completed noting at the neighbouring river berth at Ocean Pier is berthed Celtic Spirit. The general cargoship was loading peat moss for UK operator, Charles M. Willie & Co. (Shipping) Ltd based in Cardiff, Wales. File photo of works in Dublin Port where the first infrastructure phase of the Port Masterplan is the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. AFLOAT also adds this work which is ongoing involves reconfiguration of quays to accommodate increasing trend in ever larger freight ships to cope for increased capacity in trade coupled with the consequences of Brexit. The works along this particular quay above (seen from ro-ro freight ferry Celine dubbed the 'Brexit-Buster') have since been completed noting at the neighbouring river berth at Ocean Pier is berthed Celtic Spirit. The general cargoship was loading peat moss for UK operator, Charles M. Willie & Co. (Shipping) Ltd based in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Jehan Ashmore

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said a no deal Brexit is now a live possibility and his party would honour its promise to continue with the Confidence and Supply Agreement to provide stability.

However Mr Martin speaking on RTE News commented that the Government's plans to deal with a hard Brexit are not adequate.

He said that mayhem would ensue at Dublin Port if there was a no deal Brexit because the port is not ready.

Mr Martin said Government continue to "huff and puff"  and insist they are ready but they are not.

He added that if there is a disorderly Brexit, it is important to have all hands on deck to ensure that people's jobs are protected.

For more on yesterday's RTE report, click here for link for footage of the FF leader.   

Afloat adds also yesterday the Dublin Port Company published their second quarter (pdf) Trade Statistics for 2019. 

For the most up to date figures on imports, exports, tourism and more click here in addition to read the report in full.

Noting other quarterly figures are available to download dating back to Q1 of 2015.   

Published in Dublin Port
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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