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Island to benefit from links with Dublin

Cruise ship developments across the water

A visiting cruise ship expert says the Isle of Man will benefit from developments across the water in years to come.

Pat Ward gave a presentation on the impact of cruise tourism on Dublin's economy, at the launch of Isle of Man Maritime this week.

He's the head of cruise tourism for the Irish city's ports, and has recently become chairman of the UK and Ireland region of Cruise Europe.

Mr Ward says the fact that many cruises will be starting from Dublin in the future can only be good for the Island:

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