Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kelly welcomes new routes for Rosslare Europort

A long-time advocate of investment in Rosslare Europort has welcomed the announcement that two new routes are to be brought to the harbour.  Cllr Anthony Kelly said the new routes to France and Spain show the huge potential and strategic importance of Rosslare to economy of the South East.

The Sinn Féin rep said;

"The new routes being operated out of Rosslare by LD Ferries offer a vital landbridge from France and Spain into Ireland.  The potential for tourism in County Wexford and the wider South East is massive now if we seize the moment."

"Sinn Féin has consistently highlighted the importance of Rosslare Europort and the failures of successive governments to even come close to harnessing the true potential that this gateway offers to our economy.  We warmly welcome this announcement and renew our call on the government to commit to the future of Rosslare."

"Recently Sinn Féin called for the deepening of one of the berths at the harbour and the reopening of the Rosslare to Waterford rail line to increase the ports attractiveness in terms of international logistics.  Despite not being adequately endorsed by our recent governments, the harbour has actually increased its trade during the recession and this announcement again proves its own strengths."

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