Ferry companies say compensation ruling puts services in ‘economic peril’

Having to pay out to passengers could spell end of links to the continent, firms warn government

13th October, 2019

The state’s three biggest ferry companies have urged the government to lobby against a ruling requiring them to compensate passengers for cancelled sailings, warning that it could jeopardise direct sea links to the continent at a time when Brexit made them vital transport routes for the country.

A letter from Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Brittany Ferries warned that all routes would be in “economic peril” if the ruling by the National Transport...

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