Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (244)

Holly Cairns

Ceist:

244. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 229 of 15 September 2020, if the seaport figure include small harbours and ports; the measures in place at these points of entry or egress to monitor international travel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26978/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

The seaport figures provided in the response to Parliamentary Question No. 229 of 15 September 2020 do not include the smaller ports or harbours. This is because international passenger ferry services only operate in and out of the ports of Dublin, Cork and Rosslare.

The National Public Health Emergency Team, in light of COVID 19, at their meeting on March 24th, agreed that no cruise ship will be permitted to enter any Irish port or anchor in Irish waters for the foreseeable future. Therefore cruise vessels carrying international passengers that might visit smaller ports and harbours are not currently operating into any port or harbour in Ireland.