Island Ferries

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Negotiations are still continuing over the winter ferry service provision for the largest island of Inis Mór.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Aran islanders may have an air service for the next four years, following a decision to name the existing provider, Aer Arann as “preferred bidder”. (...)

Aran islanders on Inis Mór face a second day without a passenger ferry. File photograph: Getty Images

Aran islanders on Inis Mór face a second day without a passenger ferry on Friday as efforts continue to resolve a row over levies. Three-way talks in(...)

The row between Island Ferries and Galway County Council arises from a bylaw passed by the council in 2011, stipulating that passenger levies must be collected to pay for the harbour development at Inis Mór

Some 900 residents on the largest Aran Island face no scheduled ferry service on Thursday, as efforts continue to resolve a row over passenger levies(...)

Island Ferries says it has no problem with harbour dues, but the levy makes its winter service unsustainable. Photograph: The Irish Times

Winter ferry services to the Aran island of Inis Mór may be cut from Thursday due to an impasse over a passenger levy sought by Galway County Council.(...)

The Ferry seen  at Kilronan on Inis Mór, Aran Islands. The company said it would cut the service from November 2nd due to Galway County Council’s insistence on charging a passenger levy to pay for the redeveloped harbour.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The threatened cut to the sole ferry service between the largest Aran island of Inis Mór and Connemara has received a temporary reprieve until Novembe(...)

An aerial view of part of the Aran island of  Inis Mór. Residents of the island have called on the Government to take urgent action over the impending loss of the sole ferry link with Galway over the winter months. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Residents of the Aran island of Inis Mór have called on the Government to take urgent action over the impending loss of the sole ferry link with Galwa(...)

Comharchumann Forbartha Árann said that while the co-op was “delighted that the service is continuing”, it needed “clarification on a contract and on equality of ticket price”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Aran Island residents who were facing the loss of the sole ferry link to Inis Mór from next week have been told the service is to continue. The Depar(...)

Island Ferries objects to collecting the passenger dues, levied by Galway County Council to pay for operational costs of the €50 million harbour extension on Inis Mór. Photograph: The Irish Times

Aran islanders have called on Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh to ensure a guaranteed year-round ferry service to Inis Mór. The Gov(...)

Tourists arriving back on the mainland after a ferry trip to Inis Mór. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh has urged the “various stakeholders” to find a solution to the threatened cut in the sole winter fe(...)

 Ferry services in the west of Ireland. File photograph: Frank Miller

Aran islanders face losing the sole ferry service to and from Inis Mór from mid-January, following a Supreme Court ruling on harbour charges. Residen(...)

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