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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Irish Ferries

This month
March 2023
# English Channel
Lifeboats deployed after fire starts on Irish Ferries boat with nearly 200 people on board
The boat was midway through its journey from Dover to Calais when the fire began.
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# trade winds
Rosslare Europort had one of the busiest days in its history this month - thanks to Brexit
European trade volumes are up close 400% in the first nine months of 2021, according to the port.
The volume of cargo going through the Wexford port has ballooned by 55% this year
A big increase in direct trade with Europe is driving the change, writes Ian Curran
Irish businesses are finding new customers and new suppliers in Europe as an alternative to Britain
Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?
# WB Yeats
Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.
# Coronavirus
'Valley of the squinting windows': Taoiseach disputes claims of holidaymakers arriving in Ireland for Easter weekend
Varadkar says the number arriving on flights and ferries is “very minimal”.
# EU regulations
Irish Ferries to fight order to compensate passengers whose France-Ireland trips were cancelled
The National Transport Authority found that the company breached EU regulations concerning the rights of passengers travelling by sea.
# WB Yeats
Irish Ferries to take NTA to court after being ordered to pay compensation over cancellations
The National Transport Authority issued the notices today ordering Irish Ferries to pay compensation.
# cruising
€144 million WB Yeats cruise ferry sails into Dublin Port
The new ferry can hold 1800 passengers and will see passages to Holyhead in Wales and Cherbourg in France.
# Irish Ferries
'I'm going to ask them to reverse it': Ross 'deeply regrets' Irish Ferries' Rosslare-France announcement
Irish Ferries yesterday said it is “unlikely” to have a ferry service between Rosslare and France in 2019.
# Dublin Port
Irish Ferries 'unlikely' to have Rosslare-France service next year
The transport service is recommending people travel from Dublin instead.
# Status Yellow
Thousands of homes across the country without power following strong overnight winds
ESB says it is currently working to repair all faults on its network.
# marine investigation
Attempt to 'run ahead of' 154km/h storm caused 'worst ever' Irish Ferries crossing from France
Ten passengers and two crew members were injured when the MV Epsilon was caught up in Storm Imogen.
# workplace dispute
Ferry worker who lost 'sense of pride' after 40 years in industry awarded €80k in discrimination case
Awarding any less than €80,000 “would not operate as an adequate deterrent”, an adjudicator ruled.
# on hold
Irish Ferries cancels some Dublin-Holyhead sailings until next week due to technical fault
All passengers affected will be accommodated on an alternative ship or sailing, the company said.
# Irish Ferries
Irish Ferries helplines to reopen amid cancelled bookings chaos
Up to 19,000 customers have been affected by the cancellation of all sailings by the ferry WB Yeats for this summer.
# WB LAtes
Irish Ferries cancels 6,000 summer bookings as new ship is delayed again
Irish Ferries was previously forced to cancel July sailings for the W.B. Yeats.
# Bad timing
'Our holiday is ruined': Anger after Irish Ferries sends cancellation emails on Friday evening
The cancellations will affect thousands of customers this July.
# online poll
WB Yeats chosen as name for new €144 million Irish cruise ferry
“It is a name that will convey a sense of magnificence,” said Irish Ferries managing director Andrew Sheen.
# Weather
Baby it's windy outside: ferry services cancelled as motorists warned over debris
A swan took advantage of the festive season by taking a wander down Dublin’s north quays this morning.
# choppy seas
Some ferries cancelled tomorrow as Storm Barbara gets ready to roll in
Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority has asked people to exercise caution while using roads.
# Irish Ferries
Body found during Welsh-Irish search for woman who went missing from ferry
A woman was reported missing to gardaí this morning after an Irish ferry docked in Rosslare.
# Rosslare
A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford
The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.
# ship shape
Irish Ferries is splashing out on a new €144m ferry
The Irish Continental Group says the ship will be built by May 2018.
# Sponsored by Irish Ferries
6 reasons to choose Wales as your next getaway
Croeso i Gymru. (That’s “welcome to Wales” to you and me.)
# Irish Ferries
Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port
The five men are believed to be illegal immigrants from Afghanistan.
# Epsilon
PHOTOS: Irish ferry badly damaged after sailing into Storm Imogen
One observer said it was most likely the “worst ever” crossing from France and it was “lucky the ship was not lost”.
# Courts
'When a heart is broken it never heals': Widow tells of pain as Irish Ferries fined over death
Irish Ferries was fined €125,000 in court today.
# All aboard!
Irish Ferries is sailing along smoothly after a buoyant summer
More passengers, more cars and more trucks means more money for Irish Continental.
# Irish Ferries
Repairs expert on way after passengers spend two nights on broken-down ferry
A fault with the ferry’s radar led to the issue – some passengers remained on board the ferry.
# orange alert
Travel warnings issued, ferries cancelled as ‘vigorous’ storm set to pass overnight
Gusts of up to 130km are forecast, as the severe weather system passes to the northwest of the country.
# blame it on the weatherman
About 9,500 homes lost power as wild weather wreaks havoc on Christmas plans
Irish Ferries has cancelled its swift sailings today and tomorrow.
# Stormwatch
Wild weather knocks out power, leads to ferries being cancelled
Crews have now restored the power that was disturbed by lightning strikes this morning.
# Rainy Day
Flights and ferry crossings impacted by bad weather
The runway at George Best Belfast City Airport is currently closed, while Irish Ferries have had to cancel their Jonathan Swift fast craft sailings.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added missing engagement ring
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Weather
Passengers disembark ferry as injured crewman hospitalised
Passengers who do not have accommodation are now being looked after by the French Red Cross.
# ferry services
Sailings resume after Rosslare ferry incident
Ferry services have resumed following an incident in which two ferries collided off Rosslare Harbour yesterday.
# Rosslare
Ferry passengers left at sea after minor collision in Rosslare
A Stena Line ferry coming from Fishguard collided with an Irish Ferries craft during heavy winds this evening.