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Cruise Industry Could Fund New Galway Port Development

28th September 2012
Cruise Industry Could Fund New Galway Port Development

#GALWAY HARBOUR– Funding for the proposed redevelopment of Galway Port, could be sourced from international cruise-line companies, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications has been told.

Paul Carey of Galway Harbour Company told the Committee yesterday that preliminary discussions had taken place with a number of the world's largest cruise-line operators to discuss this possibility.

Questioned by committee member and Galway West TD Brian Walsh, Mr Carey cited Royal Caribbean International as an example of a company that has become a stakeholder in such infrastructure projects in the past.

For more on this story, the Galway Independent has a report

Published in Galway Harbour
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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