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Concerns Remain Over What Vessel Will Cater Tory Island Ferry Service

2nd October 2017
Concerns have been raised by islanders of Tory over the use of an interim ferry until a replacement is introduced Concerns have been raised by islanders of Tory over the use of an interim ferry until a replacement is introduced

#islandnews - News that a new ferry has been sanctioned for Tory Island off Co. Donegal has been welcomed – but there are still concerns over what vessel will be used until the new ferry comes on line.

According to Highland Radio, residents on the island were furious to learn that a 40 year-old ferry was being brought in on the crossing with concerns being expressed over its suitability and safety.

They had threatened to not use the service at all and following a meeting with Minister Joe McHugh, it was announced that €4 million would now be made available for a custom built ferry.

Islander Daniel Cullen says the news is welcome, but they need some reassurances. To hear a podcast of the islanders comment, click this link and scroll down the page. 

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