Rumours of Irish Ferries pulling out of Pembroke Port ‘unfounded’ says AM

Mid and West Regional Assembly Member, Eluned Morgan has said that rumours circulating on social media that Irish Ferries is planning to pull out of Pembroke Dock are unfounded.

Seeking assurance from the company today, the Assembly Member has been told by John Murphy, Irish Ferries’ port manager in Rosslare that based on the company’s good market presence on the southern Irish Sea route, its commitment to the port of Pembroke is ‘rock solid’.

Rumours had appeared on a number of Pembrokeshire Facebook pages linking the company with a move to Fishguard Harbour, which is currently the longstanding base of rival ferry company, Stena Line which also operates two sailings a day to Rosslare.

Eluned Morgan AM said: “I have visited both ferry companies operating out of Pembrokeshire and both are positive about the future of travel between west Wales and the Irish Republic should the right deal on Brexit be struck. “I am pleased that Irish Ferries has moved so quickly to quash this rumour. I think there is a great deal of opportunity for maximising our ferry ports to stimulate local investment as important gateways for Wales to Europe.”