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50-mile tunnel from Holyhead to Dublin backed by UK Government!

Updated: May 30


A suggestion made by the UK Government for an underwater tunnel to link Ireland with Holyhead in North Wales
A road connecting Ireland with North Wales?

A 50-mile tunnel connecting Ireland and Wales has been suggested by the UK Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Shapps suggested a tunnel between Wales and Ireland as an alternative to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's scheme to link Scotland with Northern Ireland.

When questioned on the idea of linking Northern Ireland with mainland Britain, he said: "Why not?" The Daily Express reported that the tunnel could be from Holyhead to Dublin and had been previously been priced at £15bn. It would be twice as long as the Channel Tunnel linking Kent and France. In the Sunday Times, Political Editor Tim Shipman reported that a feasibility study could be launched in the next few weeks.


Imagine being able to drive directly from Wales to Ireland, it would certainly reduce overall journey time and be more convenient than travelling by ferry; who knows maybe, a tunnel connecting Ireland to the USA could be next??!!