Thursday, 30 May 2019
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
137. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the domestic and EU wide obligations placed on ferry companies in the event of a cancellation; if there is an obligation to pay compensation to passengers similar to airlines; if so, the level of compensation that is required; if there is an obligation to provide viable alternatives for passengers; the responsible State organisation responsible for monitoring the compliance with these obligations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23140/19]
Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 concerning the rights of passenger when travelling by sea and inland waterway entered into force on the 18 December 2012.
S.I. 394 of 2012 designated the National Transport Authority (NTA) as the independent national enforcement body for these Regulations. The NTA provide details of the EU Regulations and passenger rights under it on their website at the following link: .
138. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the value of compensation paid out in 2018 and to date in 2019 to passengers for the cancellation of ferry services to other countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23141/19]
Ferry Services in and out of the country are provided by private commercial companies and my Department provide no funding for such services. Compensation for the cancellation of ferry services is a matter for the service provider.