Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Ports Traffic

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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962. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of passengers that arrived in seaports in April 2020. [6927/20]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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Upon request by my Department the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) have been collecting weekly figures of passenger arrivals and departures through Irish ports since the beginning of April.

These figures are outlined below and represent combined arrival and departure numbers.

On average, there tends to be an even  divide between arrival and departure numbers but a precise breakdown will be available from the CSO in the coming weeks.

30th March to 3rd May (5 Weeks)

Central Corridor 8,035

Southern Corridor 1,433

Continental Corridor 3,055

Total 12,523

This represents a 95.6% reduction in passengers numbers on the same weeks last year.

Central corridor (sailings from Dublin to Heysham, Liverpool and Holyhead)

Southern Corridor (sailings from Rosslare to Pembroke and Fishguard)

Continental Corridor (sailings from Ireland to the European Continent)

For the duration of the crisis the CSO will be publishing monthly Air and Sea Travel Statistics. The March figures were released on Wednesday May 13th2020. This release will publish the total number of persons arriving in Ireland from overseas and departing Ireland for overseas destinations. This information will be broken down by mode (air or sea), route (cross-channel, continental, etc.) and staging country.

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