With all the chatter on social media, it seems we are about to have a positive announcement on the future of Rosslare Europort.
Earlier in the week Wexford’s James Browne, Minister of State at the Department of Justice, met Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne TD, and General Manager of Rosslare Europort Glenn Carr, to discuss,
“The future of the Port in the context of Brexit, what supports and resources are needed for the Port and potential new routes from Rosslare”
An hour ago, a post on James Browne’s Facebook page stated,
“At a recent meeting with Minister for Trade Promotion Robert Troy TD, myself and officials from Rosslare Europort and Iarnród Éireann (who operate the Europort) in Government Buildings. Minister Troy and I discussed trade opportunities for the South East, including potential new sea routes, foreign direct investment, and the potential of Rosslare Europort in a post-Brexit landscape.
As I have previously explained to Minister Thomas Byrne and Minister Troy, Rosslare can become a key asset for the State and speed up trade with mainland Europe post Brexit.
The status of the Port is something I secured in this Government’s Programme for Government, in terms of Brexit, COVID-19 and trade.
Minister Troy and I agreed to continue working on additional trade promotion opportunities for Rosslare Europort and the South East.”
Verona Murphy TD, a long time advocate of the port, posted on her Facebook page,
“I am extremely pleased to communicate that a major announcement is imminent for Rosslare Europort.
For the past 8 months, I have been working daily on securing investment and growth for Rosslare Europort. I have been heavily involved in major discussions with port stakeholders and potential new services for months with some very big news set to be announced over the coming days.
The potential for Rosslare Europort to become Ireland’s gateway to Europe cannot be underestimated.
The Port has been neglected for over 30 years by a string of serving governments. What was once a thriving and vibrant port has become an abandoned and underutilised national asset.
I pledged to shout and fight for Rosslare Europort if elected a public representative for my County and that is what I have done since the very day of my election and I will continue to do the same until the Port is once again a thriving hub of activity.
Rosslare and County Wexford must become an integral part of Ireland’s future. This is only the start.”
This follows on from a meeting she had last week with the An Taoiseach Micheál Martin on Friday, where she stated,
“I met with An Taoiseach Micheál Martin on Friday last to discuss #Rosslare Europort and Brexit.
It was a very extensive and lengthy meeting discussing the strategic importance of the Port with An Taoiseach undertaking to discuss the upgrade of Rosslare Europort with all Ministers concerned.
Those discussions will start today.”