Resumption of Swansea-Cork ferry moves step closer

The Swansea-Cork ferry service could reportedly be up and running again by June after an agreement was reached to buy a new ship.

Last week, a Finnish bank agreed to sell the MS Julia to a consortium of shareholders who have raised around €3m to help purchase the ferry.

Last night, the 300 shareholders agreed the basis for the deal to buy the ship at a meeting in Cork.

If the agreement is approved by the Finnish courts, the ferry service - which was axed in 2006 - could reportedly be operational again by June.

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