Say hello, wave goodbye: the Stena Explorer arrives in Dún Laoghaire for the first time, in 1996. Photograph: Joe St Leger 2:00

Alistair Rumball is good at making a splash or two, as marine co-ordinator for films such as The Guard and Saving Private Ryan. The Sky television ser(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan: has put a four-week stay on plans by Waterways Ireland to break up the Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan has said that any proposal to save the former Aran island ferry (...)

The Naomh Éanna after it was towed into a dry dock in the Grand Canal Basin for dismantling. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has rejected appeals to save the former Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna, which is due to be br(...)