Biggest ferry yet for the Irish Sea

Irish Ferries says it will operate the largest and fastest passenger cruise ferry on the Irish Sea from early June. It will introduce the Star, built in 2007 in Finland for Tallink Grupp, offering over 2,380 lane meters for vehicles, including freight. The ship will be renamed the Oscar Wilde.The Oscar Wilde will initially enter service on the Rosslare/Pembroke route, replacing the chartered Blue Star 1 for the summer period. [+]

First birthday for Irish Ferries Dover/Calais route

Irish Ferries is celebrating the first anniversary of its Dover/Calais route, which was launched on 29 June 2021. It now operates three ships on the route for freight and passengers.Marketing director, Nora Costello, said: “The recent addition of a third ship on this route has allowed us to offer a ... [+]

Third ferry for Irish Ferries’ Dover-Calais route

Irish Ferries is to add a third vessel to its Dover to Calais route. The Ciudad de Mahon – which will be renamed – will join the Isle of Inishmore and the recently announced Isle of Innisfree in the first quarter of 2022. The Ciudad de Mahon, built in 2000 in ... [+]

Irish Ferries to add second ship to Dover-Calais

Irish Ferries is to add a second ship to its Dover-Calais service in December, launched in June with Isle of Inishmore with up to 10 sailings a day. The second vessel, the Isle of Innisfree, will offer freight capacity of 83 trucks, along with 1,140 passengers. Managing director, Andrew Sheen, said ... [+]

All change on the Channel as Irish Ferries debuts and Price of Burgundy returns

Irish Ferries’ Isle of Inishmore set sail on the operator’s inaugural service from Dover to Calais on 29 June. The new route offers five sailings per day in each direction, with sailings from Dover at 04.30, 07.55, 12.45, 17.30 and 23.40. Sailings from Calais are at 03.10, 7.55, 12.45, 17.30 ... [+]

Ulysses back from Merseyside odyssey

Irish Ferries’ MV Ulysses returned to Dublin on 13 February following a four-week dry docking at the Cammell Laird yard on Merseyside. The work includes new propellers, rudder components, refurbishment of the stern thruster and other underwater works, along with engine overhauls and vehicle deck painting. [+]

Poetry in motion

Irish Ferries’ latest vessel was named WB Yeats when the completed hull was on 19 January at the Flensburger shipyard in Germany. The €150 million, 54,985 gross tonnes cruise ferry will arrive in Dublin next July when it will enter year-round service on Ireland – France and Dublin – Holyhead ... [+]

Irish Ferries to launch Dublin-Cherbourg service

Irish Ferries has published details of a major increase in its services including a new service between Dublin and Cherbourg which, together with the existing route from Rosslare to Cherbourg and Roscoff, will give a daily schedule in alternate directions between France and Ireland. It is also planning increased capacity and ... [+]

Building starts on Irish superferry

Irish Ferries officials attended the keel laying ceremony for a new €144million, 55,000tonnes cruise ferry being built in Flensberg, Germany on 11 September. Led by Irish Ferries managing director, Andrew Sheen (centre right), the group included David Ledwidge (left), chief financial officer, Irish Continental Group and Captain Brian McKenna (right). With ... [+]

Work starts on Irish Sea giant

Irish Continental Group chief executive, Eamonn Rothwell and managing director of its Irish Ferries, arm Andrew Sheen, cut the first metal for a new cruise ferry at the Flensburger shipyard on 7 April. The €144million vessel is scheduled for delivery in mid 2018 and will have space for 2,800 lane ... [+]

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