Fine Gael TD for Wicklow and Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle, has welcomed the transfer of Wicklow Port to Wicklow County Council.
“This transfer marks an important milestone for Wicklow Port and a new era for its growth and development.
“Wicklow Port has a lot to offer and great potential to expand. It is a thriving regional commercial port which contains two piers, with a freight distribution hub that caters for incoming and outgoing freight. In 2013 the port was identified as a Port of Regional Significance and Wicklow is the first port to transfer under The National Ports Policy, which was approved by Government and published in 2013.
“Wicklow Port is just 35 miles from Dublin and is open 365 days per year. It is directly linked by the port road to the N11 and the mainline rail networks.
“I believe the transfer of Wicklow Port to Wicklow County Council is an excellent opportunity for the port to further develop and grow both marine, marine leisure and regional freight activities.
“I would like to commend Wicklow Port Company and Wicklow Country Council for the due diligence involved in this transfer. Wicklow Port has continued to grow over the last decade and is vital to our county’s future economic growth. It has always been well managed and I am confident it has a bright future.”