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ICG's Irish Ferries Dover-Calais service was further expanded by the introduction of the Isle of Inisheer on the route in 2022, however AFLOAT adds the ropax ferry is currently out of service from the UK-France route and is at Harland & Wolff, Belfast for winter dry-docking. Services are been maintained by Isle of Inishmore, while third route ferry, Isle of Innisfree is also out of service following an engine-room fire almost a week ago, with the ferry remaining berthed in Calais.
The Irish Continental Group (ICG) which is the parent company of Irish Ferries, has posted a return to profit last year as the Group's annual revenues jumped. ICG have reported €66.7m in profits for the year to the end of…
Fresh from a recent routine dry-docking in Harland & Wolff, Belfast is the high-speed craft Dublin Swift which is set to return to seasonal Dublin-Holyhead sailings this Friday. This will be a week before the 30 knot craft will also be operating during the St. Patrick’s Bank holiday weekend.
Afloat tracked Irish Ferries high-speed craft (HSC) Dublin Swift to Holyhead on Friday, having departed last month from Belfast Harbour on the repositioning voyage to north Wales, writes Jehan Ashmore. The HSC which had been at Harland & Wolff for…
Isle of Innisfree operates on the Dover-Calais with crossings up to ten times a day on the short-sea UK-France link in which Irish Ferries entered this market in the summer of 2021.  The vessel is seen above at the UK’s busiest ferry port in Kent, England.
Dublin based operator, Irish Ferries has confirmed that one of its UK-France service ferries had encountered difficulties yesterday (3 March) evening following a small fire that broke out on board at 5.30pm. The ferry company in a statement said the…
Irish Ferries fails to reply to queries in relation to future of Rosslare-Pembroke Dock route as concern grows from crew and staff. The company operates the chartered-in ropax Blue Star on the Ireland-Wales linking Wexford and Pembrokeshire
Personnel working for Irish Ferries Rosslare-Pembroke Dock route have expressed growing concerns as rumours circulate that the company is to pull out of the Wexford ferryport and abandon the Ireland-Wales service. The ferry division of the Irish Continental Group (ICG) has…
Irish Ferries which is owned by ICG said its group revenues soared to €500.5m, up 78.9% compared with last year and a 62.1% increase on 2019. Above Isle of Innisfree, one of three ferries operating their service on the Dover-Calais route.
Irish Ferries parent company Irish Continental Group (ICG), has reported a big jump in revenues as travel restrictions from Covid eased compared to the same time last year. ICG said its group revenues in the trading period 10 months prior…
Revenues at ICG for the first half of 2022 jumped by 85.8% to €263.1m from €141.6m the same time last year. Above AFLOAT adds Irish Ferries Dover-Calais which opened last summer, is operated by three vessels, including the latest, Isle of Inisheer which was introduced this year.
Irish Continental Group which owns Irish Ferries, has reported a surge in revenues and profits for the six month to the end of June as it saw a gradual return towards pre-Covid travel patterns after the disruption of the last…
Coach & Sail Is Back!... as for the first time since the pandemic, Bus Éireann announced the reopening of Expressway Eurolines  Dublin-London service yesterday, having departed Dublin's Busáras (above) to board Irish Ferries sailing to Holyhead with onward travel to the UK capital. The same Eurolines service (871) also goes through Dublin Port's ferryport with connections to Birmingham.
Irish public transport operator, Bus Éireann announced the return of the Expressway Eurolines coach and Irish Ferries service linking Dublin with Birmingham and London when the first service reopened yesterday. According to Expressway-facebook, fares for the combined coach and ferry…
ICG sees increase in revenue with lifting of restrictions but higher costs bite. Total revenues across the group’s ferries division amounted to €98 million, up 165 per cent on the prior year. Above Afloat adds is the high-speed craft HSC Dublin Swift serving the Holyhead route.
The owner of Irish Ferries, the Irish Continental Group said it has been forced to pass on increased costs to consumers in the form of higher prices. In a trading update (see also) the ferry operator reported an 80 per…
ICG said revenue up to the end of April this year came in at €161.2 million - an increase of 80.5% on last year, but it was also up over 57% on 2019 levels.
Irish Ferries parent company the Irish Continental Group has reported an increase in revenue for the first four months of the year. In a trading statement, the group provides comparisons to the same period last year as well as to…
The Greek flagged chartered-in ferry Blue Star 1 AFLOAT adds made a maiden Dublin-Cherbourg round trip this morning on the Irish Ferries direct route to France . The Attica Enterprises (Superfast Ferries) owned Blue Star 1 is capable of 27 knots, was observed in Dublin Bay with an arrival in the port some 45 minutes earlier than scheduled. The ferry is relieving the 22.5 knot W.B. Yeats while in H&W Belfast to be fitted with a new replacement upper bow door.
Irish Ferries chartered-in Blue Star 1 this morning completed a maiden Dublin-Cherbourg round trip, as the main Ireland-France route cruiseferry, W.B. Yeats is off service while at H&W Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. As reported only in mid-March, W.B.Yeats was previously…
Chartered-in ferry Blue Star 1 AFLOAT adds, normally serves Irish Ferries Rosslare-Pembroke Dock, is temporary running instead on the Dublin-Cherbourg route as cruiseferry W.B. Yeats is in H&W Belfast to be fitted with a new replacement upper bow door. The Greek-flagged ferry is seen at Rosslare Europort from where it made a debut on the Irish Sea last year.
Irish Ferries Rosslare -Pembroke Dock ferry route is currently suspended. On the operator's sailing updates webpage, the Ireland-Wales route has a warning update. It reads: "Irish Ferries regrets to advise that the 8.45 Rosslare to Pembroke Blue Star 1 sailing…
UK transport secretary proposes new law to ensure minimum wage for ferry crews. The cheaper labour model operated by Irish Ferries has allowed it to gain a competitive advantage over P&O on the English Channel (Dover-Calais) route. AFLOAT adds above is the Irish operator's Isle of Innisfree entering Dover where berthed P&O's Pride of Canterbury, noting a twin also in port, Pride of Kent according to Sky News today, has become the second ferry to be detained by the MCA following failures after an inspection was held.
Plans by the British Government to prevent ferry companies operating out of UK ports paying below the country’s minimum wage could have implications for Irish Ferries, which is owned by listed company Irish Continental Group. According to the The Irish…
Irish Ferries MV W.B. Yeats sustained 'Minor Damage' in heavier weather than expected in the Irish Sea last Sunday. See video below.
The Irish Ferries W.B. Yeats ran into heavy weather on its Dublin to Cherbourg route last Sunday morning (13th March) resulting in damage to its upper car deck as the video below shows. The 200-metre long ferry was forced to turn around…
ICG said the number of cars it carried on its division, Irish ferries last year jumped by 48.5%. Above Afloat adds W.B. Yeats berthed at Dublin Port loading vehicles bound for Holyhead
Irish Ferries owner Irish Continental Group has reported higher revenues and earnings for 2021 after what it called another challenging year for the group, with a continuation of travel restrictions due to Covid-19. ICG said its revenues for the year…
Irish Continental Group successfully defended itself against a challenge from the accounting watchdog over its decision not to write down the value of its fleet at the height of the Covid-19 crisis. Above Irish Ferries high speed craft (HSC) Dublin Swift which operates a seasonal fast-ferry service on the Dublin-Holyhead route.
Irish Continental Group (ICG) parent company of Irish Ferries, has successfully defended itself against a challenge from the accounting watchdog over its decision not to write down the value of its fleet of ferries at the height of the Covid-19…
Increased Sailings: Irish Ferries chartered in ropax Epsilon berthed at the Port of Holyhead. It was thought the morning and evening service would not return - but it's now bookable.
Irish Ferries services have been strengthened on a key Irish Sea route with the return of two daily sailings, reports NorthWalesLive. The operator have restored a morning and evening service from Holyhead to Dublin which will be operated by the…

About Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries, owned by the Irish Continental Group, is a a major ferry operator in Ireland, providing daily and weekly links to and from Ireland for tourism and freight travelling between Ireland and the UK and Ireland and the continent. Irish Ferries has a fleet of six ships, three of which service the busy Dublin to Holyhead route.

The ICG Chairman is John B McGuckian and the CEO is Eamon Rothwell.

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