Cruise ships could be diverted to Foynes

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Foynes Port

FOYNES Port could provide a big tourism spin-off for the Mid-West region if it can attract some of the cruise ship operators who are being diverted away from Dublin.

That’s according to Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins who is calling for measures to be implemented so that the big ocean liners can continue dock at the County Limerick port in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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This follows confirmation that the Dublin Port authority is to allocate more space for post-Brexit customs checkpoints at the expense of tourist cruise ships.

“Three cruise ships docked in Foynes last year with hundreds of tourists spent time not only in Limerick but also across the wider Mid-West,” he said.