Noel Harrington, Fine Gael TD for Cork South West, has today (Thursday Feb. 21st ) welcomed the announcement by The Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley TD, that his Department has come to an agreement with Comharchumann Chléire Teo. regarding the provision of a subsidised heavy cargo service for islands in West Cork. The islands in question are Cléire, Sherkin Island, Inishodriscol, and Long Island.
The 50-day service will run over the period of a year from 1st February 2013 to 31 January 2014 at a cost of €67,000. The service will be provided by Carbery Isle Ferries Ltd.
Deputy Harrington added “that this agreement will ensure that the islands in West Cork will have a cargo service on which they can rely, which will be of great assistance to the population of those islands”.