To be fair what could the port of Rosslare have done to help prevent today’s announcement, Dublin Port is obviously bigger but has no better services than Rosslare and no more space for people waiting for/coming of a ferry.
The main difference is that Dublin is Ithe capital city and obviously attracts the most investment and most attention for roads/rail and bus links, which also brings congestion issues which aside from the hours of 3am to 5am traveling around Dublin is a nightmare and unless you enjoy stop start traffic an absolute pain in the proverbial.
For the French sailings Rosslare provided easily accessible departure times, (no traffic congestion issues) (plenty of places to visit if arrived early, Rosslare Strand, Kilmore, Carne miles of unspoiled beaches), plenty of parking in terminal area and great supermarket before departure (SuperValu), easy to access road and rail links.
While it would be easy to criticize I do think we would be unfairly placing the blame on Rosslare Europort for today’s announcement.
For all the people who live South of Dublin, traveling to France has just become more of a chore, leaving earlier to avoid traffic, maybe taking the port tunnel etc to avoid congestion, and ironically in the same week that Rosslare and Waterford ports are being mentioned in the press as available to take up the excess that Dublin cannot cope with.