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Tory Islanders To Protest Over Ferry Concerns

9th February 2018
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Tory Island’s 150 inhabitants will be served by a 40-year-old ferry come April Tory Island’s 150 inhabitants will be served by a 40-year-old ferry come April

#IslandNews - Residents of Tory Island opposed to the introduction of a 40-year-old vessel for their only ferry service to the mainland are set to take their protest to the Dáil next week.

As previously noted on Afloat.ie, residents were furious when it emerged that a ferry built in the mid 1970s, the Queen of Aran, would be used by the operator that won the tender for the crossing.

Minister of State for the Islands and local TD Joe McHugh met with the island co-op last Friday (2 February) to discuss “a range of options for future ferry services”, according to TheJournal.ie.

But that’s not good enough for many Tory Island residents who feel that they’ve been duped over past promises to fund a custom-built ferry - and have threatened to leave the island permanently if the Queen of Aran goes into service this April.

TheJournal.ie has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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