Islanders on Clare Island are highlighting the urgent need for an improved ferry service to and from the island.

Currently there are two sailings per day between Clare Island and Roonagh pier near Louisburg, but islanders are calling for the service to be increased to 4 sailings per day, to improve their connectivity and quality of life.

Tenders are currently being sought to provide the ferry service for the next 5 years, and the community on Clare Island have now written to the Minister for Community & Rural Development Heather Humphreys asking that the tender be modified to allow for an increased number of daily sailings.

Ian McCabe is chairman of the Clare Island Development group.

He's been speaking with Midwest News about the urgent need for a more frequent year-round ferry service....

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